Donations of all shapes, sizes and types help Deerfield Park District and Deerfield Park Foundation thrive and prosper.
Grants-In-Aid (scholarships) / Be a Deer of the Park Foundation
As outlined in the Park Foundation’s Mission Statement, we help provide assistance for residents in serious financial need to participate in Deerfield Park District programs. Following are ways to participate. Many generous individuals provide funds for “Grants-In-Aid” by using the donate button below.
Everyone is welcome to make a donation to our Grants-in-Aid program and to “Be A Dear” of the Park Foundation. Special thanks to the Optimist Club of Deerfield for their continuing support and to the “Dears” listed on Recognition page.
Linda Gryziecki College Scholarships
Two $1,000 Linda Gryziecki College/Post-Secondary Institution scholarships, named to honor Deerfield Park District’s Executive Director Linda Gryziecki who retired in 2011 after 38 years of service, are offered each year – one to a graduating high school senior and one to a current college/post-secondary institution student. The first Scholarship was awarded to Callie Wilbat in 2012.
The Linda Gryziecki Scholarship opportunity was repeated and awarded in May, 2013 to graduating H.S. Senior Alyssha Glass and to college student Mark Stern The 2014 winners are Erin Kastar and Nichole Beckman.
Applications for the 2015 scholarship will be available March, 2015.
Everyone is welcome to contribute to the Scholarship Fund. We appreciate the donations received to date. Special thanks to Whole Foods Market Deerfield and our friends and neighbors for their support during the 5% Community Support Day,
as well as other individuals listed on the Recognition Page.
If you would like to make a donation towards the Linda Gryziecki Scholarship please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-945-0650.
To name a few other options and opportunities for donations
Donations “In Honor of...,” “In Celebration of...,” “In Memory of...” and the like
Gift Certificates, Merchandise and Autographed Memorabilia for the Foundation’s Silent Auctions
Items for Coho Swim Club’s Prizes
Cell Phones for Patty Turner Center to Recycle
Financial Donations are always appreciated!
If you would like to make a Donation to the Deerfield Park Foundation, please contact us.
Pavers, Bricks and Engraved Items
If you are interested in purchasing a paver, brick or engraved dog bone for the dog park or a engraved name plate for everyone to see, please see our recognition page.
Donations supporting the programs and services of the Deerfield Park District may be made through the Deerfield Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nongovernmental entity. All donations are tax exempt as allowed by law.