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.

HIGHLIGHTS OF CURRENT PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES


  • » Mini-Grant Application Form due 5:00 PM, Friday, February 1, 2019

    »Terry Trueblood Conference Fellowship Grant (value up to $500) due 5:00 PM, Friday, February 22, 2019

  • » 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

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 annual scholarship from 1997-2007 raising the amount from $600 in the first year to $1,000 in 2008 and 2009

» 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

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
500 15th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Phone: (319) 389-0964
Email: a.cole@cedar-rapids.org
Term Expires: 4/1/2021

PETE DOWNS

VICE PRESIDENT
Waterloo Tent and Shade Creations
3105 Airport Blvd.
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Phone: (319) 290-5399
Email: peted@waterlootent.com
Term Expires: 4/1/2020

KATHLEEN GUYER

SECRETARY
West Union Parks and Recreation
612 Hwy 150 S, P.O. Box 151
West Union, Iowa 52175
Phone: (563) 422-3685
Email: wuparkandrec@gmail.com
Term Expires: 4/1/2019

Doug Bylund

TREASURER
Indianola Parks and Recreation
2204 West 2nd Avenue
Indianola, Iowa 50125
Phone: (515) 249-7231
Email: dbylund@indianolaiowa.gov
Term Expires: 4/1/2020

Danae Edwards

Program Supervisor
Waukee Parks and Recreation
805 University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone: (515) 978-0007
Email: dedwards@waukee.org
Term Expires: 4/1/2020

Amy Erickson

CPRP, Program Superintendent
Coralville Parks and Recreation
1506 8th Street
Coralville, Iowa 52241
Phone: (319) 248-1750
Email: aerickson@coralville.org
Term Expires: 4/1/2019

MATTHEW ECKHARDT

Aquatics Supervisor
Iowa City Parks and Recreation
220 S. Gilbert Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Phone: (319) 887-6117
Email: matthew-eckhardt@iowa-city.org
Term Expires: 4/1/2021

DOUG FOLEY

Director
Vinton Parks and Recreation
701 East A Street
Vinton, Iowa 52349
Phone: (563) 920-0766
Email: dfoley@manchester-ia.org
Term Expires: 4/1/2020

Glen Cowan

retired
1602 W Euclid Ave
Indianola, Iowa 50125
Email: cowans5@msn.com
Term Expires: 4/1/2019

Terry gray

retired
10 West State Street
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158
Phone: (641) 750-5851
Email: tgray1951@gmail.com
Term Expires: 4/1/2019

Ryan Maehl

Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation
819 1st Ave South
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
Phone: (515) 570-6495
Email: rymaehl@fortdodgeiowa.org
Term Expires: 4/1/2020

Adam Spangler

Tipton Parks and Recreation
700 Park Rd
Tipton, Iowa 52772
Phone: (563) 886-4271
Email: aspangler@tiptoniowa.org
Term Expires: 4/1/2020

Justin Vogel

JEO Consulting Group
1615 SW Main St. Suite 205
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 777-8052
Email: jvogel@jeo.com
Term Expires: 4/1/2021

Molly Stuelke

Cedar Point Parks and Recreation
110 Franklin St
Center Point, Iowa 52213
Phone: (319) 540-5533
Email: parks-rec@centerpointia.com
Term Expires: 4/1/2021

Terry Hoffman

retired
1900 Sandy Beach Rd
Clarion, Iowa 50525
Phone: (712) 890-5294
Email: arnoldjunior3388@aol.com
Term Expires: 4/1/2021