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
- Distributed $1,500 in scholarship dollars to three Cary-Grove High School students. The annual scholarship program has distributed $4,000 to local students. The criteria to be considered include significant employment or volunteer experience with the Cary Park District.
- Supported senior programming at the Kraus Senior Center. The dollars contributed have assisted in making these programs, trips, and special events more affordable and enjoyable for the active adult population of Cary.
- The Foundation partnered with the Park District to sponsor a 2017 Summer Concert Series night at Lions Park. The Foundation contributed a food truck, additional children’s entertainment, as well as, free giveaways of gift certificates for Park District programming.
- As part of Luau Day at the Cary Pool the Foundation hosted a “Chuck A Duck” where by those who purchased a duck were given the opportunity to “chuck” their duck at a target in the pool. One winner received a $250 gift certificate.
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.
Foundation Board Members