2018 Was a Very Good Year!

FRIENDS OF GARFIELD PARK 2018 ANNUAL REPORT

In 2018 Friends of Garfield Park celebrated its 20th Anniversary

SPONSORSHIP & PROGRAMMING

  • Provided sponsorship support to Garfield Shakespeare Company,
  • Garfield Park Junior Baseball & Garfield Park Farmers Market
  • Completed a new Garfield Park teacher’s guide for school field trips

EVENTS

  • Hosted the National Recreation & Park Association conference attendees for a walking tour of Garfield Park
  • Partnered with Big Car to host a summer beer garden in the Sunken Garden
  • Hosted an Evening at the MAC with 8,000+ in attendance
  • Hosted an Evening with Friends at the MAC in partnership with the Philharmonic Orchestra attended by 2,500+ individuals
  • Conducted 4 Garfield Alive historic walking tours for 250+ attendees
  • Hosted a 100 year birthday celebration for P.E. MacAllister in partnership with the Indianapolis Opera

PARK ENHANCEMENTS & IMPROVEMENTS

  • Began planning efforts for the restoration of the historic Romeo and Juliet pedestrian bridge
  • Raised support for additional MacAllister Center beautification
  • Continued an annual commitment of over $20,000 in maintenance support for the Sunken Garden Fountains
  • Made improvements to the youth baseball diamonds

FUNDRAISING

  • Raised $291,000 in contributions & grants & $80,000 in-kind
  • Raised $50,000 for Blake’s Children Garden
  • Raised $30,000 at the annual Fore Garfield Golf Outing

PARTNERSHIPS

  • Developed new partnerships with One America and Zink Distributing
  • Partnered with Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis on Garfield Park Youth Adventures along with Indianapolis Colts, Indy Eleven, Indy Fuel, and Indianapolis Indians on Garfield Park Youth Sports Programming

 

 

The Friends of Garfield Park exists to ensure the preservation & continuation of the public

benefits of Garfield Park through enhanced funding, effective advocacy & expanded stewardship.

 

P.O. Box 33002, Indianapolis, IN 46203

Phone: 317-954-6361 | info@garfieldparkindy.org | garfieldparkindy.org

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