Iowa Foundation for parks and recreation


Our Mission

To provide resources to deliver the benefits of park and recreation to all Iowa communities.

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Our Vision

To build a better Iowa through parks and recreation.


WHAT IS THE IFPR?

Founded in 1987, the Foundation has a mission to provide resources to deliver the benefits of parks and recreation to all.

SUCCESSFUL PAST PROJECTS


» Assistance to IPRA to print the history of IPRA’s First 50 Years

» $2,500 donation to the Ahrens Institute for the National Recreation and Park Association Headquarters

» Award of one scholarship from 1997-2007 raising the amount from $600 in the first year to $1,000 in 200

» Led a three-year, $50,000 fundraising initiative towards renovations and $8,000 towards a maintenance fund for a home in Grinnell (gifted by the Ahrens Foundation) to become the headquarters for the Iowa Park and Recreation Association and the Iowa Amateur Softball Association

HIGHLIGHTS OF CURRENT PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES


» Provide Terry Trueblood IPRA Conference Fellowships (named in his honor)

» Provide 1/2 the funding with IPRA funding towards an NRPA Fellowship awarded on a competitive basis

» Provide funding towards a display booth at the Iowa League of Cities Conference, since 2009

» Provide support to the Annual Leadership Institute

» Start-up funding towards the IPRA Public Awareness Campaign, Parks Grow Healthy Communities with ongoing partnerships

Fundraising Events


Golf Outing

Annual Foundation Golf Outing and Auction is the primary fundraising event.

(Your generous tax deductible gift will be an investment in the park and recreation profession as well as an investment in the betterment of Iowa communities)

HOW TO DONATE


Donations are received by the Treasurer and Registered Agent, Doug Bylund.

Exempt Status - The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and is exempt from federal income tax. All contributions are deductible under Section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Board Members


Angie Cole

PresidentCPRP, Recreation Superintendent
Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation
2000 Mt. Vernon Rd., SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Phone: (319) 286-5734
Email: a.cole@cedar-rapids.org
Term Expires: 04/01/2019

PETE DOWNS

VICE PRESIDENT
Waterloo Tent and Awning
3105 Airport Road
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Phone: (319) 234-4679
Email: peted@waterlootent.com
Term Expires: 04/01/2020

KATHLEEN GUYER

SECRETARY
Director
West Union Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 151
West Union, Iowa 52175
Phone: (563) 422-3685
Email: wuparkandrec@gmail.com
Term Expires: 04/01/2019

Doug Bylund

TREASURER
Director
Indianola Parks and Recreation
2204 West 2nd Avenue
Indianola, Iowa 50125
Phone: (515) 961-9420
Email: dbylund@indianolaiowa.gov
Term Expires: 04/01/2020

Danae Edwards

Program Supervisor
Waukee Parks and Recreation
805 University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone: (515) 978-0007
Email: dedwards@waukee.org
Term Expires: 04/01/2020

Amy Erickson

CPRP, Program Superintendent
Coralville Parks and Recreation
1506 8th Street
Coralville, Iowa 52241
Phone: (319) 248-1750
Email: aerickson@coralville.org

MATTHEW ECKHARDT

Aquatics Supervisor
Iowa City Parks and Recreation
220 S. Gilbert Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Email: matthew-eckhardt@iowa-city.org
Term Expires: 04/01/2018

DOUG FOLEY

Director
Manchester Parks and Recreation
208 E. Main Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057
Phone: (563) 927-3636
Email: dfoley@manchester-ia.org
Term Expires: 04/01/2020