SUPPORT US

When you become a Friend of the Wilmington Parks, you help support preservation and restoration of the Wilmington State Parks. With your contributory membership, you will receive a discount to programs and events. You can also expect an invitation to members-only events! Become a member or renew your membership below!

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $25/YEAR

Do you enjoy clean and beautiful parks but only have time to contribute financially? No worries! Our Individual Membership will still give you the opportunity to give back to the Wilmington community!

• Discounted FOWP Event Tickets
• Newsletter

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HOUSEHOLD MEMBERSHIP $50/YEAR

If your family loves spending time together, having fun, and taking strolls or bike rides in the Wilmington Parks, your family will love our Family Membership. Sign up now to knit your family even closer!

• Discounted FOWP Event Tickets
• Newsletter

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PARK ENTHUSIAST $100/YEAR

Are you an active member of the community? Do you enjoy giving your
time back to friends and family? Are you the one everyone knows they
can count on? If your answer is yes, this membership is perfect for you!

• Discounted FOWP Event Tickets
• Newsletter
• Choice of T-Shirt or Bag

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PARK ADVOCATE $250/YEAR

Becoming a Park Advocate means your public support of our parks, events, causes and organization rewards you exclusive FOWP merch, tickets, and a special Wilmington collectable, Brandywine Parks History.

• Discounted FOWP Event Tickets
• Newsletter
• T-Shirt
• Bag

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PARK PARTNER $500/YEAR

Declare your loyalty! Along with exlusive FOWP merch, discounted tickets, and a copy of Brandywine Parks History, you can proudly enjoy Wilmington Parks knowing you had a part in maintaining their beauty.

• Discounted FOWP Event Tickets
• Newsletter
• T-Shirt
• Bag

ANNUAL OPERATING FUND

The Annual Operating Fund is the core of FOWP’s fundraising efforts. Contributions to the Annual Operating Fund account for a significant portion of FOWP’s operating budget each year and provide resources for park maintenance and improvements, events, community outreach, and operations. Such contributions will allow FOWP to build a fitness station in Brandywine Park and provided much-needed rock climbing equipment for youth programs in Alapocas Run State Park. They also support our events, such as the Rose Garden Party and annual meeting, and our community outreach efforts, such as our twice-annual newsletter. Through the Annual Operating Fund, we are able to further our mission, which is to “promote the sensitive restoration of Wilmington State Parks and to advocate programs for public enrichment.”

FOWP LEGACY FUND

Brian J. Donnelly worked in the newspaper business for 35 years. He was a key player in the founding of the Delaware Community Foundation, using seed money from the Gannett Company while he was president and publisher of the Wilmington News Journal. At Donnelly’s request, upon his death, a fund was set up within the Foundation for donations in his memory for the benefit of the Friends of Wilmington Parks.

Mr. Donnelly’s daughter, Lauren Donnelly McMahon, a board member of FOWP, worked with his widow, Carole Donnelly and FOWP Board of Stewards member Mike Porro to transform the fund into the Brian J. Donnelly Legacy Fund for the Friends of Wilmington Parks. This fund at the Delaware Community Foundation was created to help maintain restoration projects by FOWP to include the Jasper Crane Rose Garden and the Sugar Bowl.

If you wish to make a gift to the Brian J. Donnelly Legacy Fund for the Friends of Wilmington Parks, checks with “Friends of Wilmington Parks” in the memo line may be made out and mailed to Delaware Community Foundation, P. O. Box 1636, Wilmington, DE  19899, Attn: David W. Fleming.

FOWP SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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The FOWP Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support for disadvantaged children to participate in the high-quality environmental education programs at Alapocas Run State Park and Wilmington State Parks, as well as school-based programs by the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreations’s Wilmington State Parks. In 2016-2017, over 2,000 children between the ages of 4 and 13 from Head Start and Title 1 schools will be able to attend field trips and engage in classroom learning experiences through the FOWP Scholarship Fund.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS

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