Helping Cary Park District do more…
quality of life.
The Cary Park Foundation was established to help the Cary Park District provide the highest quality parks, recreation programs, facilities and services without impacting or increasing taxes.
The Foundation is structured to accept funding for either specific programs or general current project needs.
All donations are tax deductible as allowable by law.
Contributions can be made to:
Cary Park Foundation
c/o Cary Park District
255 Briargate Road Cary, IL 60013
Accomplishments to Date
- Over the past four years, the Foundation has awarded $9,500 in scholarships to nineteen students from Cary-Grove High School. These scholarships have helped these students with their post high school endeavors.
- The Foundation has accepted over $11,450 in donations to support various programs at the Kraus Senior Center. These donations have helped to make these programs more affordable and enjoyable by our “greatest generation” of Cary residents.
- The Foundation sponsored Light Up Cary for a Cause alongside Heroes Like Haley. Together, a total of $4,500 was raised between tree sales and donations.
- The Foundation has donated $2,200 to purchase power charging stations that were included in the Lions Park and Kaper Park revitalization projects.
Cary Park Foundation Scholarship
The Cary Park Foundation is pleased to announce that it will award individual $500 scholarship(s) toward the future educational needs of any student graduating high school in the spring of 2020 who plans on attending a college, junior or community college, university, or trade school in the fall of 2020, and who is a current or former employee or have significant volunteer experience with the Cary Park District. Submission deadline is April 1, 2020. Download Cary Park Foundation Scholarship Application Packet
The Foundation Board will be developing a two year strategic plan for their activities. This plan will serve to align future activities and events with the larger purpose of the Foundation. As the Park District continues its implementation of its Comprehensive Master Plan Update 2016, the Foundation will focus on enhancing these projects and initiatives. Right now these include a Disc Golf Course to open in Hoffman Park late summer/early fall 2018 and the revitalization/improvement projects for both Kaper and Lions Parks. For information on Foundation activities, please contact Dan Jones, Executive Director at 847.639.6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.