Waukegan Parks Foundation

Waukegan Parks FoundationThe Waukegan Parks Foundation was founded in 2014 as a 501(c)3 organization to support the Waukegan Park District’s community education efforts related to fitness, wellness, and healthy living.

The Foundation will:

  • receive gifts, bequests and endowments;
  • promote the use of District resources and services;
  • increase public recreational, educational and conservation programs of the Park District;
  • acquire, hold and convey land for the future development of public parks and outdoor recreational areas; and
  • engage the community in health, wellness and environmental stewardship activities.

The Waukegan Parks Foundation is a distinct organization separate from the Waukegan Park District. It has its own Board of Directors. A Waukegan Park District Commissioner serves as a liaison between the two entities and is an ex officio member of the Foundation Board.

The Foundation Board consists of the following members and terms.

Charlotte Callahan – (2014- 2018)
Harry Came – (2016-2019)
Vari Duran – (2018-2021)
Yolanda Glass-Brown (2017-2020)
Brian Grach- (2016-2019)
Nathan Hintz (2018-2021)
Desiree Martinez-(2016-2019)
Anton Mathews- (2017-2020)
Wayne Motley – (2017-2020)

Commissioner Jeremiah Johnson-  Ex Officio

Ex Officio Waukegan Park District Staff:

Jay Lerner
Jon Beckmann
Jennifer Dumas
Theodora Anderson

Officers of the Foundation are:

Wayne Motley, President
Charlotte Callahan Wozniak, Vice President
Harry Came, Treasurer

Waukegan Parks Foundation Fundraisers:Giving Tuesday

The Waukegan Parks Foundation holds two annual fundraisers to support
the Second Grade Swim Program and Scholarships.

Help us remove financial barriers to programs for the youth of our community. Donate to our #GivingTuesday campaign on Tuesday, December 3. Every dollar will go a long way.