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Donation Opportunities

As growth in Lake County continues, community support helps us to protect natural and historical treasures and offer fun, wholesome ways for visitors to celebrate, relax and learn in their Forest Preserves.

Corporate Benefits
Corporate Partnerships
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About the Foundation
Board of Directors
Annual Donor Report

Contact Foundation
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
847 968-3110
847 526-0024 fax

Tribute Green Gifts

Affiliated Groups
Friends of the Museum
Friends of Ryerson Woods

Preservation Foundation of the Lake       County Forest Preserves

Now is a wonderful time to consider dedicating a tree, bench, or an acre of your favorite trail or preserve in honor or memory of a loved one.

The Preservation Foundation's Green Gifts program provides support for the care and maintenance of your favorite forest preserve and is a meaningful way to celebrate a special occasion or honor a life well lived. For more information, contact Katherine at (847) 968 3438 or khart@LCFPD.org.

The Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2007 to provide meaningful ways for the community to partner in the mission of the Lake County Forest Preserves.

Our Achievements

Since the inception of the Preservation Foundation in 2007, we have made significant achievements.
Generous support of our donors has made an impact on the preservation and restoration of native habitats, as well as the educational and cultural programs for our region.

Lake County Forest Preserve District has been able to:

  • plant over 4,800 trees
  • preserve 603 acres
  • plan for restoring the 308-acre Grainger Woods Conservation Preserve
  • graduate 100 students from Science First in Lake County program

Ways to Give

There are many ways for you to support the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves– through a gift to the Annual Fund, sponsorship of an exhibition or event, a planned gift, or through a gift made in tribute to a friend, family member or in honor of a special occasion.

The Annual fund

When you give to the annual fund, your gift will help us with these and other projects and programs that otherwise could not be done or would take many years to accomplish:
  • preserve open space through acquisition of new lands
  • restore existing lands
  • expand the 140 mile trail system
  • provide opportunities for students from low income communities so they can access quality environmental and cultural education.
You can make your donation to the Preservation Foundation go even further if your employer or your spouse's employer offers a matching gift program. Many companies will double or triple their employees' charitable contributions. Contact your human resources department or view this list of participating companies to see if your employer has a matching gift policy.

To learn more about making a donation through the annual fund, please contact us at 847-968-3110 or donate@LCFPD.org.

Corporate Partnerships

Philanthropic gifts and sponsorships through corporate partnerships provide the Forest Preserves with essential support while demonstrating commitment to our environmental and cultural mission. To learn more about becoming a corporate partner, or to sponsor an event, please contact us at
847-968-3110 or sponsor@LCFPD.org.

Trusts, Bequests and Real Estate Gifts

After providing for your loved ones, consider an enduring gift tailored to your wishes. The impact will last for generations. In many cases you may receive tax advantages as well. For further information, please call to discuss options: 847-968-3110 or email donate@LCFPD.org.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

Help preserve the habitats and heritage of Lake County through your gift in honor or memory of a loved one or to mark a special occasion. Please contact us at 847-968-3110 or donate@LCFPD.org .

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