Donate, Volunteer, Remember

The Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Mt. Prospect Park District and is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Your donations made these projects possible:

  • Awarded over $40,000 in academic scholarships since 2005
  • Purchased automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for all park district facilities
  • Established a campaign to replace lost trees in district parks with an initial $10,000 donation
  • Pledged $40,000 toward a new electronic sign at the Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Donated $3,000 toward the Mount Prospect Killed in Action Memorial

Your Support is the Foundation of Our Future

For more information on how to volunteer or submit a donation:

Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation
Attn: Ruth Yueill, Executive Director
1000 West Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847-255-5380

ryueill@mppd.org

Parks Foundation Officers and Board Members

  • Bill Walters – President
  • Janice Stone – Vice President
  • Gerry Stone – Secretary
  • Barb Sabaj – Treasurer
  • Cindy Kaempfer – Board
  • Lisa Tenuta – Board Member/Park Commissioner

Remembrance in the Park

Honor a memory…

By purchasing a commemorative gift from the Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation, you leave a truly unique memorial to honor a special person, organization, or event. Once you have made a selection, the Parks Foundation will choose an ideal spot for your gift in one of our 32 parks or recreational facilities. We provide all of the necessary installation, maintenance, and upkeep to guarantee the best care for your gift. The gift will stand as a lasting memorial and a beautiful contribution to the community. Money raised through the Remembrance In The Park Program will support the continuing efforts of the Parks Foundation.

Choose one of our 31 neighborhood parks to plant a commemorative tree in memory of a loved one, family member or friend. Commemorative benches are available at a limited number of park locations.

Direct your request to Parks Foundation Executive Director, Ruth Yueill at:

ryueill@mppd.org
(847) 255-5380 ext. 103

Trees are planted in the fall. You may choose a variety of tree from a predetermined list. Prices range from $400 to $600. Some parks are not in need of any additional trees but an effort will be made to accommodate your request.

Memorial benches are $1000 with an attached bronze plaque. Upon your request, the Park Foundation will confer with the Parks and Planning Department to determine if your bench location can be accommodated. Many parks have already reached the designated number of benches.

Commemorative Bricks

“A Nation that does not honor its heroes, will not long endure.” -President Abraham Lincoln

Veterans Memorial at Lions Memorial Park features a reflective fountain, columns of engraved bricks, benches and walkways in a serene park setting.

This dignified and solem tribute serves as a permanent sign of respect to U.S. Veterans, current military personnel and those whose memory we cherish.

  • 4″ x 8″ Three Lines: $250
  • 8″ x 8″ Six Lines: $450

A complete brochure with order form is available here.

Giving Tree

Make a Difference; “Leaf” a Legacy!

Purchase a leaf on our beautiful cast bronze 5-ft. Giving Tree and you’ll forever have a touchstone to remind you of that special someone or event in your life.  Each 3 1/2” by 2” leaf provides four lines to engrave your loving message of tribute or remembrance.  Your gleaming golden leaf will be mounted on Plexiglas to ensure its durability for years to come.

Become a part of our Giving Tree and be assured that you’ve discovered a unique way to elegantly honor your loved one or remember a special occasion in your life. Donations can be made to purchase a memorial “leaf” on our ever-spreading tree located inside Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016).

  • 5″ x 2″ leaf…$100

A complete brochure with order form is available here.