Who We Are
The Oswegoland Park Foundation is a 501(c)(3) fundraising organization dedicated to assisting the Oswegoland Park District in providing opportunities for a healthy community. Through the community’s generous support, the Park Foundation donated a total of $50,000 to the Park District’s Financial Assistance Program since 2020.
How Can You Help?
Make a Financial Contribution: Plant seeds for growth with a tax-deductible personal or corporate contribution to the Oswegoland Park Foundation. You can also make a Qualified Charitable Distribution through your IRA or bequeath land, property, cash, or securities.
Sponsorship/Beautification: Sponsor a Tree Planting or a Bench with dedication in the community or at one of the community parks. We are also open to other sponsorship/beautification ideas from the community.
Get Involved: Participate in one of our exciting fundraising events. Better yet, give the gift of your time by volunteering at one of our events to help the Oswegoland Park Foundation accomplish its goals and missions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Oswegoland Park Foundation Board of Directors:
- Karen Kelly, Chair – email
- Sudeb Chatt
- Karen Clementi
- David Colado
- Aneesh Dhodapkar
- Rachelle Koenig
2023 Oswegoland Park Foundation
Leon McNair Memorial Golf Classic
Friday, September 8, 2023
Fox Bend Golf Course
The Oswegoland Park Foundation is proud to host the Leon McNair Memorial Golf Classic, a golf outing honoring the Park District’s beautiful Fox Bend Golf Course and the man who helped make it what it is: “the giver of good through the game of golf,” Leon McNair. Players compete for the ”McNair Cup”, and a special tribute will be given in honor of Leon McNair’s memory: three academic scholarships of at least $2,000 each will be awarded to three students selected by the Leon McNair Memorial Fund.
2023 Oswegoland Park Foundation
Leon McNair Memorial Scholarship
Deadline to apply has passed. Please consider applying for the 2024 Leon McNair Memorial Scholarship in the Spring of 2024.
The Oswegoland Park Foundation annually awards academic scholarships to three students in honor of Leon McNair, a local golf icon with a passion for player development. The Leon McNair Memorial Scholarship’s objective is to grant scholarships of at least $2,000 each to local students who have demonstrated excellence in character and are involved with the sport of golf. Up to three (3) scholarships will be awarded.
Oswego Brew at the Bridge
The Oswegoland Park Foundation proudly supports the Oswegoland Park District’s Oswego Brew at the Bridge. The Foundation sponsors the people’s choice voting and award for best craft beer, cider, seltzer, or spirit during the event. An award plaque is given to the brewery with the highest vote total at the end of the event.
Congratulations to the 2022 People’s Choice Award Winner for Best Craft Beer, Cider, Seltzer, or Spirit: Khaos Brewcade & Kitchen, Plainfield, IL
Park Foundation Annual Report
Your support of the Foundation makes you an integral player in working together for a greener tomorrow. To learn more about our Foundation members and initiatives, view our 2022 Foundation Annual Report.
Interested in finding out more about the Oswegoland Park Foundation? Contact our Board Chair, Karen Kelly.
The Oswegoland Park Foundation is recognized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt public foundation operating for the benefit of the Oswegoland community. Please make checks payable to the Oswegoland Park Foundation and mail to 313 E. Washington Street, Oswego IL 60543.