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About Us

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Friends of Lake Bluff Parks was formed in November 2005 as part of a long-term strategy to ensure funding for capital projects and improvements of the Lake Bluff Park District.

The vision of the Park District Board was to create a citizen-based not-for-profit foundation as a permanent means of raising money. As public funding decreased and operating expenses continue to increase, the need for a fundraising group for the Park District became more and more apparent.

Friends of Lake Bluff Parks is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. This enables corporations and individuals alike to make tax-deductible donations toward upgrades and improvements throughout the Park District's facilities and parks.


Our Mission

To provide long-term funding for parks, programs and facilities through philanthropy and collaboration with individuals, families, community groups and partner organizations

Our Board of Trustees

Jon Hirsch, President
Katie Pavlik, Vice-President
Brad Adams, Treasurer
Kevin Fitzgerald, Secretary

Alex Aldridge

John Bealer
Kelly Clark
Amy Kessler

Margaret Vrioni
Niki Walsh

Brett Warning
Brian Woodruff

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