The mission of the Rockford Park District Foundation is to assist the Rockford Park District by securing philanthropic support on its behalf and enhancing awareness of the District's benefits to the community.
- Spring 2013 Newsletter
- 2013-14 Strategic Plan
- Legacy Programs
- 2012 Audited Financial Report
- Rockford Park District Charity Privacy
- 2012 RPDF Form 990
Building a Lasting Legacy
Youth Programming Endowment
This endowment sustains and enhances the Park District's ability to offer free and low cost recreation programs in the neighborhoods directly to the children who need organized activities the most. These programs keep young people busy during non-school times with physical activities and helps them interact with peers and establish positive relationships. Click link below to donate to the Youth Programming Endowment.
Planned giving enables individuals to truly make a difference for the youth of our community. Through a planned gift you can achieve your philanthropic desires, without negatively impacting everyday financial commitments of your personal well-being, or that of your family. Planned gifts can take many forms, some of which have estate and inheritance, income tax and capital gain tax advantages. All of these planned giving options should be discussed with a professional financial advisor or planner of your choosing to select the appropriate planned gift to fit your needs.
Click here to read more about the planned giving options.
Rockford Park District Foundation History
The Rockford Park District is an extraordinary community asset. In part, this results from the extraordinary generosity bestowed upon it by members of the community from its beginning in 1909. Much of what we enjoy today was made possible by the philanthropic donations of people who wanted to give back to the community - to help people enjoy life.
Approximately 40 percent of the over 4500 acres owned by the Rockford Park District were donated to it.
In 1979, a foundation was created to facilitate gifts of land, the Rockland Park Foundation. In 1993, the foundation was renamed and its board reconfigured to reflect a greater connection with the community.
Now, the Rockford Park District Foundation is involved in volunteer-led projects on behalf of the District, holds and invests endowed funds and accepts gifts in many forms, from appreciated stocks, to land, to gifts-in-kind, planned gifts and more.
Rockford Park District Foundation
401 S. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61101-1321
Foundation Director/Deputy Director of Fund Development
Donor Relations Coordinator
Administrative Assistant of the Foundation
Board of Directors
Bruce T. Atwood
Douglas J. Brooks
Monica Glenny, Treasurer
Karen Harding, Secretary
Jim Keeling, President
Daniel J. Nicholas
|Norma E. Polcek
Jaime Salgado, Assistant Treasurer
Hazen Tuck, Vice President