Raising awareness and raising funds to protect the unique natural features of Geauga County is at the core of the work of the Foundation for Geauga Parks (FGP). Despite all challenges of 2020, the Foundation has not been deterred.
Even though the Foundation cancelled their annual fundraising event Twilight Soiree in August for health and safety reasons, the team has refocused their energies on creating fresh ways to keep you connected and engaged with your parks, while raising funds to support their mission.
Geauga Trail Challenge – October 1 – 31, 2020
What: Geauga Trail Challenge is open to any individual to set personal activity goals for exploring their parks, while appealing to friends and family to “sponsor” their goals with donations and pledges to the Foundation for Geauga Parks. Participants may join as an individual, as part of a team, create their own team or just donate.
See https://secure.qgiv.com/event/fgpchallenge/ for registration and donation details.
FGP Virtual Silent Auction (Coming in November)
What: In lieu of the in-person silent auction and raffle, typically held during the Twilight Soiree event, this fall the auction will be going virtual. The FGP silent auction features nature experiences and other items not typically found in other fundraisers. Details about the silent auction will be coming soon.
All proceeds support the FGP mission to fund community engagement with nature through education, preservation, conservation and appreciation of the unique natural character of Geauga County.
The Foundation is grateful to all Annual Business Partners:
John W. Rosenthal Capital Management
Linda L. Brown, PhD LLC
Patterson Fruit Farm
Sheoga Hardwood Flooring & Paneling
University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center
The Foundation for Geauga Parks an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit that raises funds to support all parks in Geauga County. Established in 1990, the Foundation’s work and mission have been greatly responsible for some of Geauga County’s transformational success stories in land conservation and nature education.
Foundation for Geauga Parks is the only philanthropic nonprofit organization in Geauga County dedicated solely to raising money for any and all parks in Geauga. Large signature fundraising successes are The West Woods preservation and Nature Center campaigns, the Observatory Park campaign, and full support of the Nature Scope binocular program for students. Current projects include launching a Pollinator Garden Pilot Program, providing mobile nature education supply tubs to be used in Geauga schools, and underwriting habitat improvements in Frohring Meadows and Observatory Park.