altYou show you care for your community in many ways over a lifetime - picking up litter, planting flowers in the park, helping groom a baseball field, planning a parade, volunteering time at the museum...  When donating time and effort is not an option, you can still show your concern for Oswego's future by contributing financially to Oswego Parks and Community Foundation.

Patterned after Oswego's historic Ladies' Entertainment Society which raised funds to purchase land and create Riverside Park in 1887, the Oswego Parks and Community Foundation provides an opportunity today to meaningfully improve our hometown.

Foundation projects may pick up where municipal funding leaves off, or address beautification and recreation needs outside city government's capability. Potential projects in the parks include improved lighting and entrances, walking and jogging paths and better signage, along with other community aesthetic, educational and safety improvements.

Whether you're a retiree seeking a way to perpetuate your love for your hometown, or a young parent making a tax-deductible donation to help ensure an enjoyable community for your children's future, Oswego Parks and Community Foundation is the perfect repository for a gift that will have meaning for years - and generations - to come.

Visit with one of the Foundation's officers or members for more information.

  •  Daniel Chapman, Gale Brown, Peyton Kessler, Linseh Johnson, Patty Blair and Calvin Jurgensen

The Oswego Parks and Community Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization so your contributions are tax deductible. For your convenience, you can choose from several contribution methods: 

  • Gifts of Cash and Memorial Donations
  • Property - You may donate real estate, stocks, bonds or
  • mutual funds to the Foundation.
  • Bequests -You may include the Foundation in your will.
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary - In the absence of, or along with,
  • other beneficiaries, you may arrange a gift to the Foundation.

Each of these methods may provide tax advantages to you or your estate, while also benefiting Oswego.




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