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Deerfield Park Foundation

Participate in Fundraising Events

Two-day Pickleball sociAL & Tournament

Join us for Dinks for Deerfield, a fun weekend pickleball tournament and social event supporting the pickleball community. Enjoy matches, competition, and camaraderie while helping enhance pickleball facilities and programs in Deerfield.

Location: Shepard Park Courts

Weekend Event Details: 

Friday, May 31 | 3PM – 7PM | Dinks and (Soft) Drinks Social/Open Play


EVENT OVERVIEWEvent Registration Tournament FormatSponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Instructions:

If you have read the Sponsorship opportunities button above and wish to sponsor, and you have have signed up for any DPD programs before you should be able to login using the link here

Once logged in, at the top of the page there is a green tool bar, when you click “Search”, you will then see “Make a Donation” as an option. Click “Make a Donation”, select the donation check box, then will click “Add to Cart”. On the next screen you will enter information under “Questions” which include your name, address, and email, as well as a field to make notes to specify which sponsorship you are purchasing. Next section are the fees, where you can indicate the amount to donate based on the sponsorship you have selected.

Our Mission

Deerfield Park Foundation was established in 1983 to preserve and beautify the open space in Deerfield, to help provide amenities for our parks, and to offer financial assistance to those in need to participate in recreation programs provided by the park district.

Deerfield Park Foundation History & Purpose

Since 1983 the Deerfield Park Foundation has worked to improve and beautify the parks and facilities of the Deerfield Park District. The Foundation provides assistance for residents in financial need to participate in recreation programs, supports park development initiatives that enhance community recreation and has programs for remembrance and recognition. To accomplish its goals, the Deerfield Park Foundation solicits tax-deductible contributions and conducts fund-raising activities. Deerfield Park Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, recognized by the US Dept. of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt public foundation operated for the benefit of the Deerfield community.

Board Of Directors

Member Responsibilities

Board members attend meetings four times a year, provide direction and input for projects that benefit the Deerfield community and procure support from individuals and corporations to benefit the Deerfield Park Foundation. In addition, board members attend community events to share the message of the Deerfield Park Foundation and to garner support.


Chairperson – Christine Nogal

Vice-Chair – Matt Kerbis

Treasurer – Zack Raimi

Secretary – Grant Barus

Directors – Pat McFarlane, Steve Markoff, Jason Merel, Evan Nadler, David Neiman, Brian Teven, Lindsey Rogosich, Ben Rotman

Deerfield Park District Board of Commissioners Liaison – Jan Caron

*Applications for new Board members are reviewed in September/October as seats on the board are available. If you have an interest in serving on the Board, please fill out the attached application and send it to or please contact Superintendent of Marketing, Deanna Musurlian at 847-572-2611 with questions.



Foodies Raising Funds – year-round

Dine Out Locally and Support the Deerfield Park Foundation. Mention the Deerfield Park Foundation and a percentage of your order will support Deerfield Park Foundation scholarships for people in financial need to attend Deerfield Park District programs and camps. 

Foodies events will be posted here!

donate to the scholarship fund

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, camps, After-School Club and more. To make a donation, please use the donate button or fill out a scholarship donation form below.

Donate Now Scholarship donation form

linda gryziecki 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.

linda gryziecki Scholarship application 2024-2025 school year – Due march 31, 2024



Purchase of a Bench or Tree in remembrance or recognition

Recognition opportunities to honor, celebrate or memorialize your family member, friend or loved one exist throughout the park district. Please view 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.


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