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Geneseo Park District FoundationMission

Geneseo Park District Foundation

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.

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.

All donations can be sent to:
Geneseo Park District Foundation
541 E North St.
Geneseo, IL 61254

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Make a Splash

Aquatic Center Make a Splash Campaign

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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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.

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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John & Carla Edwards Aquatic Center
You can give to Anderson Memorial Park 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.

Geneseo Community Center
You can give to The Center 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 athetes. 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 Indoor Pool at 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

 

COMING SOON!

 

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 Park, the Aquatic Center 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 December of every year.

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+

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

September 20

FREE SEMINAR

SEMINAR FOR NEW & EXPECTING MOTHERS
Parents & caregivers are invited to this presentation to learn the why and how of making tummy time successful for your infant.
Pre-registration is recommended

October 14

FREE Special Day Swim

Come swim at The Center's Indoor Pool on your day off!
1:00 - 3:00pm

October 18

STORIES IN THE PARK

Bring your child to Anderson Memorial Park to enjoy seasonal stories and marshmallows around a cozy campfire.

All Upcoming Events