"Helping our parks grow because money doesn't grow on trees."

WHO WE ARE

The Lisle Partners For Parks Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation which means that any contributions made to the organization are tax deductible. While the foundation supports the mission of the Lisle Park District, it should not be mistaken as part of the Lisle Park District. It is managed by a ten member board of volunteers that either work and/or live within the greater Lisle community.

WHAT WE DO

The Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation's purpose is to raise money through corporate and private contributions and in-kind donations. These funds are used for enriching the quality of life in the greater Lisle community by offering scholarships for families who otherwise could not afford to participate in recreation programs, contributing to the beautification of parks and protection of natural resources, supporting and enhancing community programs and promoting recreational opportunities. Funding for projects such as these is not usually appropriated from tax dollars.

The foundation will also encourage and build relationships between private and public organizations which will promote the exchange of services and technical expertise.

Since 2003, the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation has raised and provided $163,724.00 for:

Financial Assistance

Annually set aside $12,000 for financial assistance to Lisle Park District families who otherwise could not afford to participate in recreation programs.

Playground Equipment

Provided all funds to construct an outdoor safe and secure playground for Lisle Park District's Gentle Learning Preschool.

New Bus for Teen Programs

Provided funding to purchase a new bus for the Lisle Park District to use for teen programs.

Fitness Equipment

Provided funds to install outdoor fitness equipment at Lisle Community Park and Surrey Ridge Park.

Outdoor Lighted Sign

Provided funds to install a new outdoor lighted sign outside of the Lisle Community Center.

Boat/Kayak Launch

Earmarked $15,000 to be used for constructing a boat/kayak launch on the East Branch of the DuPage River in Community Park.


OUR VISION

The VISION of the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation is to advance the mission of the Lisle Park District, enrich the quality of life in the greater Lisle community and encourage and build relationships between private and public organizations.

  • Procure scholarship funds for families who otherwise cannot afford to participate in recreation programs.
  • Advancement of the mission of the Lisle Park District.
  • Enrich of the quality of life in the greater Lisle area through assisting the Lisle Park District in providing quality recreation programs and services.
  • Build and encourage relationships between private and public organizations.


OUR MISSION

The MISSION of the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation is to secure corporate and private financial contributions and in-kind donations to foster the enhancement, participation and promotion of parks and recreation within the greater Lisle community.

FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS

Patrick Thornton

Patrick Thornton

LHS Student Representative
Lisle Resident
Steve Bauer

Steve Bauer

Partner at Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle
Lisle Resident
Bill Buchelt

Bill Buchelt

Elan Photography
Lisle Resident
Pat Cawiezel

Pat Cawiezel

Life-Long Lisle Resident
Lisa Leone

Lisa Leone

Lisle Park District
Lisle Resident
Lori Mandel

Lori Mandel

Forest Envelope Company
Lisle Resident
Martha Nilles

Martha Nilles

Lisle Resident
Mike Shuta

Mike Shuta

Baird & Warner
Lisle Resident
Vince Solano

Vince Solano

The Law Offices of Vincent E. Solano
Lisle Resident
Sharon Helderle

Sharon Helderle

Lisle Resident

IN MEMORIUM

Hazel VanKampen

Hazel VanKampen

1933 - 2008

Life-long Lisle Resident &
Lisle Park District Supporter

Michael T. Williams

Michael T. Williams

1940 - 2009

Director & Charter Member of the
Lisle Partners For Parks Foundation
from 1999-2009

Lawrence A. Smith

Lawrence A. Smith

July 26, 1942 – April 24, 2013

Board Member from 1999 - 2013