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Mission

The primary mission of the Geneseo Park District Foundation

is to promote and cultivate stewardship along with financial support empowering the Geneseo Park District to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing a positive recreational experience for all.

The foundation will achieve its mission through identifying and fundraising park and recreation based capital improvement projects, organizing and hosting community special events for fundraising purposes, supporting a financial assistance program for families who wish to participate in recreation programs in the community, support special recreation needs in the community, and support and promote the mission of the Geneseo Park District.

The foundation will generate its funds through the soliciting of sponsorship/partnerships with individuals, community groups, and businesses, and a host of special events and capital campaigns.

The Foundation will cooperatively work with the Park District in selecting and funding capital improvement projects for the Geneseo Park District that are not allocated in the park district’s operating budget. The foundation will work with the park district staff and residents to identify the projects and then work with businesses, community groups, and individuals to support the funding for the project.

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Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

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Geneseo Park District Foundation

All donations can be sent to:

Geneseo Park District Foundation
541 E North St.
Geneseo, IL 61254

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The Foundation was established in 2014 as a not-for-profit corporation. The foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization and all donations to the foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  foundation audits can be viewed by contacting Paula Verbeck at (309) 944-5695.

Make a Splash

Aquatic Center Make a Splash Campaign

John & Carla Edwards Aquatic Center
To Donate online to the Make a Splash Campaign

 

You can also give to the Aquatic Center by picking from the Wish List items in the drop down menu below.

The Geneseo Park District Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and all donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Once your donation has been processed you will receive an acknowledgment letter in the mail from the Geneseo Park District Foundation that you may use for your tax deduction. Call Paula, Jodie or Anne at (309) 944-5695 with any questions.

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ATHLETIC FIELD PROJECT

WHAT IS CHANGING AT THE ATHLETIC FIELD?

A new 42’ x 70’ one-story building with a press box is planned to be completed by the end of 2020 at the Athletic Field.  This new structure will replace the existing building. The space will include an area for Youth Football concessions and equipment storage. The Park District will have space in the building to house Day Camp and also for rentals and all of the FREE events the Park District Foundation sponsors at the Athletic Field.

 

HOW MUCH WILL THE NEW BUILDING COST?

The cost of the new building is estimated to be approximately $360,000.   The Geneseo Foundation has graciously granted $50,000 to kick off the project with an additional $50,000 matching opportunity for each dollar raised. Geneseo Youth Football is partnering with the Geneseo Park District Foundation to help raise funds for the Park District. This is a fantastic community collaboration project and we are excited for the updated space.

 

HOW CAN I HELP WITH THIS PROJECT?

All donations will be directed to the Geneseo Park District Foundation and  donations of $500 or more are eligible for recognition on the Geneseo Park District Foundation’s Donor Wall located in the main hallway of the Community Center.  >>Learn More

The first $50,000 donated will be matched dollar for dollar by The Geneseo Foundation.

 

Once your donation has been processed you will receive an acknowledgment letter in the mail from the Geneseo Park District Foundation that you may use for your tax deduction. Call Paula, Jodie or Anne at (309) 944-5695 with any questions.

The Geneseo Park District Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and all donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Wish Book

Giving back to your community has never been easier. The Geneseo Park District Foundation has put together an extensive list of items needed to fulfill our mission. Items are divided up by facility or program.

View the complete Wish Book Here (1MB)

The Geneseo Park District Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and all donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Once your donation has been processed you will receive an acknowledgment letter in the mail from the Geneseo Park District Foundation that you may use for your tax deduction. Call Paula, Jodie or Anne at (309) 944-5695 with any questions.

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Geneseo Community Center
Pick from The Center's Wish List items in the drop down menu below.

John & Carla Edwards Aquatic Center
You can give to the Aquatic Center by picking from the Wish List items in the drop down menu below.

Anderson Memorial Park
You can give to Anderson Memorial Park by picking from the Wish List items in the drop down menu below.

Athletic Field
You can give to the Athletic Field by picking from the Wish List items in the drop down menu below.

Central Theater
You can give to Central Theater by picking from the Wish List items in the drop down menu below.

Athletics
You can give to young athletes. The Geneseo Park District needs to continually replace the items that are kicked, thrown, hit and tossed during the normal course of competition.

Gymnastics
The Park District offers gymnastics programs for children ages 4 and up. This program offers instruction for a wide variety of ages and levels.

Aquatics
The Center offers a variety of aquatics programs for all ages and abilities.

Fitness
At The Center the community can work towards broad goals of overall health and well being with a large number of machines, weights, bikes and accessories.

General Programs
Thanks to the Foundation, the Park District is able to offer FREE annual events for the community.

Bright Beginnings Preschool
Bright Beginnings Preschool helps children grow, learn and get ready for Kindergarten through a 3-class preschool program!

Donor Recognition

Foundation Donor Board

 

Donations will be split into the following 6 levels.

Orange Leaf $500 - $999
Green Leaf $1,000 - $4,999
Yellow Leaf $5,000 - $19,999
Red Leaf $20,000 - $49,999
Brown Leaf $50,000 - $99,999
Multi-Color $100,000+

Geneseo Park District Foundation Donor Wall Rules & Regulations

All monetary donations to the Foundation over $500 will be eligible to be included on the donor wall in the main hallway of the Geneseo Community Center with a few exceptions. Because donor recognition programs are already in place at Anderson Memorial ParkMake a Splash and for benches these recognition programs will remain the same.

Parktoberfest sponsorships, live and silent auctions purchases, and raffles are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law but will not be recognized on the donor wall. Goods or services are received in exchange for all of these Parktoberfest items.

The donor wall will be updated once annually in January of every year.

The Geneseo Park District Foundation will establish the placement of the acknowledgment on the donor wall. Donors will be responsible for completing the provided form indicating how they would like to be recognized within the established guidelines as indicated on the provided form.

The Geneseo Park District Foundation has the final authority to remove any public acknowledgment of a previously honored donor.

 

The Geneseo Park District Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and all donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Upcoming Events

November 29

ZOOM WITH SANTA Registration Deadline

Pre-registration is required by Sunday November 29th.
Santa would like to schedule a 5 minute Zoom meeting with you & your family so you can share your holiday wish list with him. Because of his heavy schedule, Santa’s meetings will be held
December 6 - 12, 2020
3:00 - 8:00pm

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