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Deerfield Park District and Deerfield Park Foundation do their best to provide appropriate recognition for Donors, Sponsors and other Supporters. Sometimes recognition comes in the form of a listing in an event program, newsletter or brochure; or on a pster or sign; sometimes on a name plate or plaque; but always with our heart-felt appreciation for the support given.

Recognition-Based Giving Opportunities:

NEW “MVP” Donor Wall at Sachs Recreation Center
Woodland Park Pavers -two sizes - Order online!
Engraved Dog Bones for Canine Park
Recycling Containers for our area Parks
Engraved Bricks for Mitchell /Deerspring - Order Online!
Tree Donations
Bench Donations

Engraved Items Make a Lasting Impression!

 “Golden” opportunities! Recognition options range from gold-tone engraved name plates on Donor Walls and bronze plates on benches to engraved pavers, dog bones and more! We welcome Tree, Bench and other Donations. All make a lasting impression as a gift or to commemorate special occasions.

Thanks to:

Our Title & Multi-Venue Sponsor/Partners:

Cookers Red Hots, Fields Auto Group, Il Forno Pizza, Jewell Contract Dining/Winter Cafe, Marriott/Courtyard, Northside Community Bank, Sam’s Club Wheeling, Tom and Eddie’s Deerfield, Whitehall of Deerfield, Whole Foods Market Deerfield.

DEARS of the Park Foundation/Grants-In-Aid Donors:

GOLD: Deerfield (Firestone) Tire Co.; Optimist Club of Deerfield; Peapod, Deerfield; Sam's Club-Wheeling; Tom and Eddie's, Deerfield, Meade100

SILVER: Dan & Michelle Appelbaum; Goodsnyder Family; Linda Gryziecki; Rick & Susie Julison; Frank G. & Wendee Karakzis; Garry & Tammy Katz; Ed & Judie Seidman; Bill & Cheri Smirles; Vicki & Kent Street

FRIEND: John P. Coughenour

PATRON: Greg and Darla Kuhs 

DEER: Candy LoGiurato

GENEROUS DONORS: (through mid-April, 2013): Michael Bojarski, Sarah Donets, Charlie Gault, Kelly Goldberg, Daniel Hergott, Adam Kahn, Taela Levy, Mia Lipschultz, Jenna Offit, Josh Peterman, Keegan Rundell, Jesse Shapira, Karin Shapiro, Judy Solway and Carly Zamost; Crossover for Cancer (c4c) / DHS Students; Jim and Marion Golding, J&M Signs; Garry & Tamara Katz; Optimist Club of Deerfield; Sams Club, Wheeling

Our Recent Grants-In-Aid Donors:

Linda Anderson, LoriLee Bielski, Eve Biller, Robin Bregman, Veronique Brice, Heidi Brown, Lauren Brown, Isamali Carani, Leslee Cohen, Judy Craven, John C. Fillman, Kimberly Fowler, Suzanne Friedland, Julie Friedman, Kelly Goldberg, Jill Goldstein, Dori Hinds, Michael Kogan, Steve Lewit, Marija Markovic, Holly Metzger, Hilary Meyers, Molly Michaels, Diany Morales, Emily Nagler, Marcie Offit, Kimberly Orlob, Laura Parise-Ochs, Maria Pomerantz, Rhonda Robbins, Laurie Rubin, Barbara Salk, Anne Shapiro, Karin Shapiro, Julie Simon, Leah Ritter Sklare, Stephanie Smerling, Coleen Smith, Louanne Smolin, Judy Solway, Jackie Sussman, Elyse Weiss, Mariann Weiss, Sarit Weissman, Maureen Wener, Feng Zhang.

DPF / Warriors Wrestling Alumni and Friends Golf Outing 2013

Thanks to the significant efforts of Frank G. Karkazis (DPF & WWAF) and Russ Williams (WWAF), our Park Foundation partnered with WWAF and ran a fun and successful inaugural spring golf outing, on May 22. Special thanks to SPONSORS:  After-Golf Appetizers: John & Emerald Sciarretta, Italian Kitchen; Carts Sponsor: DDG Inc.; Contest Sponsors:  BankFinancial; Rosenthal Nimrod & Associates, Merrill Lynch; and Tee/Hole Sponsors: AA Service Co.; Ancel Glink; Jim & Marion Golding, J&M Signs. TEAMS included: AA Service Co.; Cohen Brothers Training; DDG Inc.; DLG Management;  Rob Glantz; Frank G. Karkazis; Billy Kerstein; Bobby Krugman; Kupets & DeCaro; Robbie Mehrholz; Powerlink Electric; Mesirow Financial; Marc Pechter; Stephen Platt; Team Reil, Inc.; and  Russ Williams.

We also thank our SPECIAL PRIZE SPONSORS: Michael Bonomo, Skyline Building Services; Chicago Sky; Deerfield (Firestone) Tire Co.; Frank G. Karkazis; John Mann, K&M Team Outfitters;  North American; Powerlink Electric; Wa-Pa-Ghetti’s Pizza; and Russ Williams. And, RAFFLE / SILENT AUCTION DONORS: “Arlington Intl. Racecourse; The Bagel; Brunswick Zone Bowling; Brookfield Zoo; Burpee Museum of Natural History; Casa Bonita; Cernan Earth and Space Center; Chicago Botanic Garden; Chicago Playworks at Merle Reskin Theater Courtyard by Marriott, Deerfield; CPX Paintball; Cuneo Mansion and Gardens; Dancing Horses; Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection Dist.; Deerfield Police Dept.; Gateway Grizzlies; Joliet Slammers; Il Forno Pizza and Pasta; La Casa De Isaac; Lynfred Winery, Wheaton; Metropolis Theater; Michaels, Highland Park; Midway Village Museum; Northbrook Symphony; Oasis Water Park; Residence Inn, Deerfield; Piero Pizza; Red Door Spa; Santa’s Village Azoosment Park; Schaumburg Boomers; Wa-Pa-Ghetti’s; Windy City Thunderbolts; and the Park Districts of: Wheaton, Winnetka, Dundee, Wood Dale, and Grayslake. 

Our “Community Giving Days” Supporters:

Tom & Eddies, Panera Bread - Deerfield, Bannockburn & Riverwoods, Whole Foods Market - Deerfield

Recycling Container Donors:

Pegasus Soccer Club, Shepard Middle School, Astellas Pharma U.S., Inc., District 109 Education Foundation , Deerfield Park Foundation

Moonlight Golf Sponsors:

BankFinacial, Deerfield (Firestone) Tire Company, Marriot Courtyard - Deerfield, Northside Community Bank, Sams Club - Wheeling, Skyline Building Services, WaPaGhettis Pizza, Whole Foods Market - Deerfield

Linda Gryziecki Scholarship Donors:

Gil and Linda Antokal, Jan and Mike Caron, Joe and Renee Cohen, Linda Gryziecki, Greg and Jill Lapin, Rick and Debbie Patinkin; and Whole Foods Market Deerfield.

Shake it Up

Thank you to Tom & Eddies for their support with "Shake it Up"

Important: We apologize to any supporter whose name was inadvertently omitted from the above listings. Please contact us at to correct any mistakes or omissions.


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