About the Geneva Park District Foundation
The Geneva Park District Foundation was established in 1994 and 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.
The Geneva Park District Foundation consists of 14 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 (see below). The organization also hosts the Annual Autumn Fair, a family event held in September at Peck Farm Park.
|GPD Foundation Officers|
|Rick Razum||Assistant Treasurer|
Other GPD Foundation Members are:
Joe Brusseau, Joanne Buckley, Debbie Draus, Eric Hobbs, Jim Lynch, Don Manikas, Jim Murphy, Barb Riley, and Jay Womack.
Giving Tree Program
The Giving Tree Program is an opportunity to make monetary donations to support specific projects chosen by the Foundation members from year to year. 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.
Hawks Hollow Nature Playground Brick Paver
Environmental enthusiasts and fans of the Hawks Hollow Nature Playground are invited to purchase a commemorative brick paver that will be seen by all visitors enjoying the site.
Create a lasting memory or honor a special friend with a personalized message to be seen each time you return to Hawks Hollow. Best of all, it’s a wonderful way to support the Geneva Park District Foundation and Peck Farm’s mission to cultivate environmental education. Donations will be utilized to offset annual maintenance costs, allowing children to experience the wonder of Hawks Hollow for years to come.
For more information on Hawks Hollow, please click here.
Living Tree Program
Donate a tree in the name of someone special or in honor of a special occasion. Trees will be planted in one of our parks. Extraordinary events including: births, anniversaries, weddings, retirements and graduations could benefit from the Geneva Park District’s Living Tree Program.
Prices for the trees range from $225 to $300. Prices include planting and maintenance. Trees are planted in the spring and fall. Please note: arrangements must be made in February for March planting or in August for September planting. For more information, please call Ken Kerfoot at (630) 232-8670.
Volunteers Needed for a variety of programs: including coaches, special events, Peck Farm Park and more.
Volunteers give freely of their time and expertise to help others and make a difference in the community. Volunteering can help you:
- Meet new people
- Gain work experience
- Make a difference in someone’s life
- Give back to the community
- Improve health
The Geneva Park District counts on many volunteers to help programs and events succeed throughout the year. There are many different areas in which you can volunteer. The amount of hours/days you volunteer depends on your schedule.
For more information about volunteering at our special events, please contact Nicole Vickers, Superintendent of Recreation at 630-232-4542.
For more information about volunteering at Peck Farm Park, including in the Butterfly House, please contact Trish Burns at 630-262-8244.
Volunteer forms should be return to our main office located at Sunset Community Center, 710 Western Avenue, Geneva IL 60134.
The Geneva Park District offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for businesses to enhance their existing marketing exposure, increase sales and extend visibility. Whether you would like to sponsor a specific event, program, or donate goods or services, we have a plan to fit every need and budget.
Support from local businesses helps the District offer activities and events that provide our residents the opportunity to spend time together, have fun, meet new friends and build community. Sponsor funds can help offset event costs, making it possible for the District to increase event and activity offerings.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Traci Wicks, Director of Marketing & Public Relations at 630-232-4501 or email email@example.com.
Advertising in Seasonal Program Guide
Place your four-color ad in our quarterly Program Guide full of information on programs, special events, parks and more. Delivered four times a year to 14,000 households in Geneva, West Chicago and Batavia, this Program Guide is an essential recreation-planning tool for residents. Contact Traci Wicks, Director of Marketing & Public Relations for more information or to reserve your ad space at 630-232-4501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: The Park District reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit advertising to that which is consistent with the best interests of the Park District, its constituents and patrons.
Posting Posters and Flyers at the Geneva Park District
The Geneva Park District will be happy to post a flyer (no larger than 8.5” x 11”) or poster (no larger than 11” x 17”) promoting City of Geneva, Geneva School District #304, Geneva Library, Geneva Chamber of Commerce or not-for-profit group events, as space allows.
One copy should be delivered to our Administrative Office at 710 Western Avenue Geneva, IL 60134, Attn: Marketing Department. Your flyer/poster will be displayed at the Sunset Community Center. We have a right to refuse materials for any reason. We regret that we are unable to post or distribute sales materials for businesses.
At the Geneva Park District our community is important to us – we live, work, and play here too! As a result, we gladly donate to non-profit organizations and service groups. The Geneva Park District donates daily admission passes to Mill Creek Pool, Sunset Pool or Stone Creek Miniature Golf.
- For your donation request to be considered, please submit your letter of donation at least 3 weeks prior to your event.
- If you have received a donation from the Park District in the past, please be aware donations for the current year may vary from previous year’s donation.
- The Geneva Park District does not provide monetary donations.
- One request per event/program will be considered.
Donation requests should be delivered to Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, IL 60134, Attn: Marketing Department.