The RAMAC Foundation supports the charitable and educational endeavors of RAMAC.


The Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce Foundation, Inc. is the 501(c)3 arm of the chamber of commerce. RAMAC Foundation initiatives can extend RAMAC’s scope of activities. These initiatives serve a diverse audience including emerging community leaders as well as educators and students.

The Leadership Racine program is now an initiative of the RAMAC Foundation allowing the chamber to collaborate more broadly with strategic partners and organizations to address key business and community issues.

In 2023-2024, the RAMAC Foundation is part of the National Civics Bee initiative through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.


The RAMAC Foundation was originally incorporated in 1991 as Education Racine. In 2018, the name was changed to the Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce Foundation to broaden its purpose and function.


The RAMAC Foundation is governed by a separate Board of Directors and is housed within RAMAC and its offices.

Tiffany Kloc, Vice Chair

Johnson Financial Group

Pam Kortendick, Chair

Kortendick Ace Hardware

Kedric Lewis, Treasurer

Racine Unified School District

Tim Mason, Secretary

Express Employment Professionals

Leigh Ann Martinez

United Way of Racine County

Tara Panasewicz

Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha

Liz Powell

Racine Community Foundation