Share in a Living Treasure THE PURPOSE The purpose of the Ashland Parks Foundation is to enhance Ashland’s quality of life by financially supporting its parks system. THE ORGANIZATION The Ashland Parks Foundation, established in 1995 under the laws of the State of Oregon as a nonprofit corporation, is recognized by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax- exempt benefit foundation. It is administered by a five-member board of Ashland residents. WAYS TO GIVE Gifts to the Foundation can be tailored to your own financial position and will usually have tax advantages. The Foundation is grateful for gifts of any amount. FOR more INFO and to learn about current CAMPAIGNS visit… AshlandParksFoundation.com Project A, Inc. is a proud supporter of the Ashland Parks Foundation Examples of contributions to the Ashland Parks System: • The Oregon Shakespeare Festival semi-annually donates proceeds of one outdoor performance, which are held in trust • George Brinkworth donated his estate, including property and funds for improvements to neighborhood parks and Lithia Park • The Daniel Meyer Family donated funds to build an outdoor swimming pool at Hunter Park Examples of Gifts • For specific facilities or capital improvements • For specific programs or activities • For unrestricted use • As an endowment fund AshlAnd PArks FoundAtion Lithia Park Book by Local Author Presented by the Ashland Parks Foundation John Enders, a local author, journalist and historian, has researched and written a coffee table-style book on the history of Lithia Park. The book, Lithia Park: The Heart and Soul of Ashland, is sponsored by the Ashland Parks Foundation and features many historic photos, some dating back to the late 1800s, as well as a selection of modern-day photos generously donated by Ashland photographers. Books may be purchased online at AshlandParksFoundation.com (Amazon). The books are also available at one of these APRC offices: • The Grove, 1195 East Main St • Parks Administration Office, 340 S Pioneer St (upper Lithia Park) • North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N Mountain Ave Or purchase the book at one of these local businesses: • Bloomsbury Books • Paddington Station The book, priced at $24.95, benefits the Ashland Parks Foundation. If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation, visit AshlandParksFoundation.com or call 541.488.5340. — Cover photo courtesy Jeffrey McFarland • Northwest Nature Shop • Tudor Guild Gift Shop 18