Waukegan Parks Foundation

Waukegan Parks FoundationWaukegan Parks Foundation Mission and Vision


Through a diverse group of highly dedicated volunteers, build on the strength and positive perception of the Waukegan Park District by supporting targeted educational, environmental, and health-based programs that stimulate philanthropy in the Waukegan community and further enhance the Waukegan Park District.


Over the next two years, using the momentum from the successful second grade swim program, build a sustainable infrastructure within the Waukegan Parks Foundation and community which facilitates the ability of the Waukegan Parks Foundation to support additional programs aligned with its mission. Within five years, the Waukegan Parks Foundation will be known for its philanthropic leadership in the community.Waukegan Parks Foundation Timeline

Initiatives and Projects

The Waukegan Parks Foundation presented $8,000 to the Waukegan Park District to support scholarships and programs. The funds were raised at the 24th Annual Partners in Parks Golf Outing.



2020 Partners in Parks Golf Outing

Thank you, donors!

We raised $525 on Giving Tuesday! With your donations, we will be able to remove financial barriers to park district programs for the youth in our community.

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Board of Directors

The Waukegan Parks Foundation Board of Directors, governed by bylaws, works collaboratively with the Waukegan Park District to support its efforts related to fitness, wellness, and healthy living. Below, you will find the list of the current Board of Directors. Questions or comments? Email President Nathan Hintz at nathan.hintz@sbcglobal.net.

Nathan Hintz, President

Kurt Peterson, Treasurer
Executive Director, College of Lake County Foundation

Yolanda Glass Brown, Member
Admin, Cook County Clerk

Brian Grach, Member
Retired Lawyer

Anton Mathews, Member
Chief of Staff, Lake County Treasurer

Charlotte Callahan Wozniak, Member
Member, Waukegan School Board

Jay Lerner, Ex Officio Member
Executive Director, Waukegan Park District

Jon Beckmann, Ex Officio Member
Supt. of Finance, Waukegan Park District

Raymond Zamora, Vice President
Abbott Laboratories

Shaemia Newsome, Secretary
Owner, All Our Children's Center, Inc.

Harry Came, Member
Waukegan Historical Society

Desiree Martinez, Member

Wayne Motley, Member
Former Mayor, City of Waukegan

Marc Jones, Board of Commissioners Liaison
Board Member, Waukegan Park District

Theodora Anderson, Ex Officio Member
Supt. of Community Relations, Waukegan Park District

Jennifer Dumas, Ex Officio Member
Recreation Supervisor, Waukegan Park District

Our Partners

Waukegan Park District

Waukegan Public Schools

Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center