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Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation

The 501c3 Partner of Glen Ellyn Park District

Founded in 2015, Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks is the charitable arm of the Glen Ellyn Park District and raises funds for people, projects, and parks. Donations received enable the Foundation to achieve its mission of assisting the Glen Ellyn Park District in preserving open space, improving Park District assets, and funding scholarships to help enrich the lives of people in our community.


Your Support is the Foundation of Our Future

Through a gift to the Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation, you can make an impact on the lives of members of the Glen Ellyn community. Whether your gift is $25 or $250, each gift makes a difference. Examples of areas you can impact are:

  • Help ensure the sustainability of our parks, trails, and green spaces
  • Make the dream of playing football, soccer, or attending camp a reality for a child
  • Help provide inclusion and the joy of parks for everyone
  • Contribute to the health and well-being of Glen Ellyn Park District residents
  • Enrich our community by adding amenities to parks and facilities

Ways to Donate / Give

The simplest way to contribute to the Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks is through cash gifts to the Foundation. Creative gifts of assets can also include stocks, bonds, real estate and personal property. All donations that we receive are tax deductible as charitable contributions.

Donate to the Scholarship Fund Online:
Click here to make your donation!

Donate by Mail:
Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks
P.O. Box 2402, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138


Fundraising Events

Each year the Foundation hosts events to benefit the scholarship fund. The proceeds from these events go to support at risk Glen Ellyn resident families. The scholarships provide full to partial funding for recreational programs for these families in need. In 2019, the main fundraising event was Fall Fete: Whiskey, Wine, and Whimsy, which raised $61,000!


Get Involved

The Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks is currently seeking interested community members to serve on the Foundation’s Board. For more information on how you can help advance the Foundation’s Mission, please contact Dave Harris at (630) 942-7255 or dharris@gepark.org. We look forward to hearing from you!


Mission & Vision Statements

Mission

The Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks provide opportunities for the preservation of open space, the improvement of existing Park District assets, and the development of recreational resources including funding scholarship opportunities to enable all residents to participate in Park District programs regardless of economic situations.

Vision

To provide an opportunity for individuals and businesses to partner with the Glen Ellyn Park District through donations, fundraising, grants, planned giving, and community outreach.


Board Meetings

DateTimeLocationAgendaMinutes
February 18, 20206pmSpring Avenue Recreation CenterView