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ABOUT

MISSION

The West Fargo Parks Foundation is dedicated to supporting the Park District in the development and enhancement of parks and facilities, as well as to assist in providing recreation opportunities for the residents for present and future generations.

VISION

  • Appeal to donors and assist in raising funds and receiving property.
  • Develop and enhance Park District programming for all people, regardless of age, abilities or financial status.
  • Assist in fundraising efforts for capital improvement projects for parks and facilities that will benefit the entire community.

LEADERSHIP

HISTORY

The West Fargo Parks and Recreation Foundation was founded as a non-profit partner for the West Fargo Park District and fueled by the energy of civic leaders whose efforts are directed toward the betterment of the community of West Fargo. The purpose of the Foundation is not a replacement of tax based services but to use funding to fill the gaps that municipal funding may not provide.  

BOARD MEMBERS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chris Heise  Chair & Director

Dale Ronning  Vice Chair & Director 

Jeff McCracken  |  Director              

 Joe Krabbenhoft  |  Director           

 Caryn Olson  |  Director

Mike O’Keeffe  |  Director 

Kristi Englestad   |  Director

SUPPORT STAFF

Barb Erbstoesser  |  Executive Director

Justin Germundson  |  Finance Director

Sydney Smith  |  Marketing Communications Coordinator

CONTACT US
West Fargo Parks & Recreation Foundation
601 26th Ave E, West Fargo, ND 58078
701.433.5360 | Fax: 701.433.5369
foundation@wfparks.org

GET INVOLVED

WHY WE NEED SUPPORT

The West Fargo Parks and Recreation Foundation fills a void in the area which provides opportunities for the community of West Fargo. 

 

WHY CHOOSE OUR FOUNDATION

There are literally thousands of worthy and deserving charities in the United States, and all would like your support.  The West Fargo Parks and Recreation Foundation fills a void in the area which provides opportunities for the community of West Fargo. 

 

 

HOW TO DONATE

CHARITABLE GIFT GIVING
Our legal title is West Fargo Parks and Recreation SOS control ID# 0003004385 as a corporation – nonprofit – domestic.  Any gifts for project needs, or endowments are federally tax deductible.  Cash gifts may qualify for up to a 50% deduction of your adjusted gross income with a possible carry over, applied within five years.  State of ND residents and businesses may qualify for a 40% tax credit on a West Fargo Parks & Recreation Foundation Endowment of $5,000 or greater, with a possible excess credit carryover of three years.

Unrestricted
An unrestricted donation ensures your gift makes the greatest impact. With an unrestricted donation, you enable the West Fargo Parks and Recreation Foundation to take advantage of unique one-time opportunities that would not otherwise be possible. Your investment will preserve our natural resources and make the parks a more welcoming place for the entire community.

Designated
Is there a program, park, trail or facility that has special meaning for you? Is there a certain activity you really enjoy? We will work with you to ensure that your donation is invested in what you value most. Support one of the West Fargo Parks and Recreation Foundations directed funds below, donate at your favorite park, or contact us to explore other possibilities. 

Tribute
You can provide a valuable resource for other community members and celebrate the strong relationship you or a loved one has with the West Fargo Parks and Recreation Foundation through the tribute program. Your investment in the West Fargo Parks and Recreation Foundation through the tribute programs will continue the legacy of stewardship at the West Fargo Park District.

Legacy
Parks and park systems are developed over generations. Each generation must reaffirm their commitment to the value of parks and environmental sustainability to sustain them for the next. We invite you to make your mark on the West Fargo Parks and Recreation Foundation and through your actions show future generations what you value.

Gift of Time/In-Kind
Put your talent, passion, and energy to use in the parks. Whether you’re by yourself or with a group, the West Fargo Parks and Recreation Foundation has ongoing and short-term volunteer openings for many interests. From tree planting, park patrolling to flower garden adoption and more, you’ll find plenty of ways to give back, and feel good doing it.

 

Donations may be dropped off in person or mailed to the West Fargo Park District Administrative Offices located inside the Rustad Recreation Center, 601 26th Avenue East, West Fargo, ND 58078.

PLAY FORE THE PARK GOLF TOURNAMENT

2024 TOURNAMENT INFORMATION COMING SOON

Grab your clubs and join us for the third annual Play FORE the Parks, a fund-raising event for the West Fargo Parks and recreation Foundation. Tee Time will be at 10:00 AM with a shot-gun start format. Limited to the first 36 teams to register. This event is open to participants ages 21+.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
MAPLE RIVER GOLF CLUB
$ PER TEAM

REGISTRATION FORM

GIVING HEARTS DAY

Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour fundraising event for charities in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Since the first event in 2008, generous donors have given more than $138 million, 100% of which goes directly to participating charities.

Join us for our first-ever Giving Hearts Day Pickleball Tournament! This heart-themed tournament is played in a round-robin format. There will be a men’s, women’s, and mixed tournament. Participants will sign up as individuals with each game being played in a doubles format. Each registration fee includes a guarantee of at least 5 games, a t-shirt, and refreshments. Divisions are divided by players divided by players above a 3.5 rating and below a 3.5 rating.

Date: Thursday, February 8th

Time: Men’s Tournament 7:30am-10:00am, Mixed Tournament 10:30am-1:00pm, Women’s Tournament 1:30pm-4:00pm

Fee: $30 if signed up by Friday, January 5th. $35 after January 5th

Location: Rustad Recreation Center, 601 26 Ave E

To learn more about Giving Hearts Day or to make a donation towards The West Fargo Parks and Recreation Foundation click the button below.

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