Pedersen-McCormick Boys & Girls Club

4835 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640

Mary Abbott Hess, a Pedersen-McCormick Club board member, creates the one-of-a kind unique pieces for Pedersen-McCormick Scholars!

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The Pedersen-McCormick Club provides college scholarships to outstanding members who have academic success, financial need and shown leadership and community service within the Club. Each year four scholars receive scholarships in memory of Peter Hess to use for college textbooks, academic materials and personal expenses. The 2015 Hess Scholars are Sandra A., Ameerat L., Jacquelyne A. and Ebony B.

Scholarships are funded by individual donations and sales of handcrafted jewelry that is sold at events and online. Mary Abbott Hess, a Pedersen-McCormick Club board member, provides all of the vintage and other jewelry components and designs and creates the one-of-a kind unique pieces. 100% of the proceeds from all sales of MaryMade Jewelry are then donated to the scholarship fund. A website has been created that describes how the jewelry sales support scholarships.
Please visit and go to to see and purchase currently available necklaces, earrings, pins and bracelets. When you buy a piece of beautiful handmade jewelry you will be supporting the education of club leaders and getting a unique and special gift in return.