The Bartlett Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization created in 2002 to help support the mission of the Bartlett Park District for items that are not usually financed by tax dollars. These items include funding Resident Financial Aid Scholarships, environmental educational programs, artwork for the community, and other charitable activities. The Foundation is led by a Board of Trustees comprised of active civic members of the community who are appointed to a three-year term. For more information about the Bartlett Parks Foundation contact Patricia Russell, Executive Assistant at (630) 540-4824 or Patricia Russell.
The Bartlett Parks Foundation hosts several special fundraising events throughout the year including the Fourth of July Turbo turtle Race, Twilight Golf Outing, Earth Day, and more. Proceeds from Foundation fundraisers go towards the Bartlett Park District’s Financial Aid Scholarship Fund, educational programs for the Bartlett Nature Center, artwork for the community to enjoy, and other charitable activities.
2012 Event Listing
Fourth of July Turtle Race Results 2012
Throughout the year the Foundation looks to businesses and individuals to help support their endeavors. Financial donations toward special fundraising events or in-kind donations for raffle prizes are always welcome. For more information on sponsoring events or donating prizes to the Foundation, please contact Patricia Russell, Executive Assistant at (630) 540-4824 or Patricia Russell.
Since 2002 the foundation has donated over $25,000 to the Bartlett Park District Financial Aid Scholarship program, purchased a variety of art pieces displayed in the community Center, installed bronze statues in a variety of Bartlett parks and facilities, supported events like Earth Day, and partnered with the Park district to provide family fun events. The foundation is currently in the planning stages for building an ADA accessible playground.
The foundation leads a membership drive throughout the year to raise funds. The funds help to sustain the Foundation and allow the opportunity for it to provide charitable activities to benefit the community as a whole. Annual contributions of $100 or above are recognized through the Giving Tree located in the Bartlett Community center with an inscribed leaf. Additionally you can honor a loved one, celebrate a special occasion, or recognize your family or corporation with the engraved leaf on the Giving Tree.
Membership Form PDF