What is the Mission of the Geneva Park District Foundation?
Established in 1994, the Geneva Park District Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for all residents in the Geneva Park District by securing donations and funds for open space, parks, and recreational facilities. Giving back has helped beautify and enhance the Geneva Park District community.
Who are its Members?
The Geneva Park District Foundation is a non-profit organization which consists of 15 members who collectively campaign for the enhancement and improvement of the Park District by providing sponsorship opportunities through a Giving Tree and Living Tree program. The organization is also host of the Autumn Fair which is an annual family event held at Peck Farm Park.
|GPD Foundation Officers|
|Rick Razum||Assistant Treasurer|
Other GPD Foundation Members include: Don Manikas, Jill Bridges, Jane Cladis, Sam Hill, Jim Lynch, Carol Mills, Jim Murphy, Dave Nelson, Nancy Peterson and Jim VanderVeen.
How can you get involved and help support the Geneva Park District Foundation?
The Geneva Park District Foundation is currently seeking donations for the 2012 Autumn Fair, September 22, 2012 at Peck Farm Park from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
The Geneva Park District is currently in the planning stages of developing an Outdoor Education Center at Peck Farm Park, complete with a variety of Interactive Stations that promote environmental education. The Geneva Park District Foundation is seeking sponsors/donors for this exciting project.
What is the Giving Tree?
Park District residents enjoy a higher quality of life through our parks and related facilities. As we grow, it is vital that we preserve and improve the beauty of our existing parks.
The Giving Tree Program is an opportunity to make monetary donations to support specific projects chosen by the Foundation members from year to year. Donations of $100 or more are recognized with an engraving of the donors name to be displayed in the Sunset Community Center or the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center.
Donation amounts are coordinated with engraving options. Donations of $100 or more are recognized on a "leaf" shaped engraving. Donations of $1,000 or more are recognized on an "acorn" shaped engraving. Donation of $2,500 or more are recognized on a "foundation stone" shaped engraving.
For those who have previously established their engraving and wish to renew their commitment, the year(s) of your donation(s) will be added to your engraving.
The Geneva Park District Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.
What is the Living Tree Program?
This program allows participants to donate a tree to one of Geneva Park District's beautiful parks. Large deciduous or evergreen trees can be selected, such as oak, maple, spruce, or fir. Cost of the trees begins at $250. A memorial plaque can be ordered and installed at an additional cost. Plaque prices begin at $125. The base program fee includes tree planting, plaque installation, and care of the tree through out it's life.
Community Forest Program
This program allows participants to donate a tree to the forest projects at either the Wheeler, Moore or Peck Farm Park. Native trees such as oak and hickory can be planted in honor of families and in celebration of life. Cost of these trees begins at $150. Participants will receive a site map and coordinates indicating where their tree has been planted. Plaques are not available for trees in a Community Forest. Your tree will become part of an ongoing planting project to reforest area parks for current and future generations.