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Forest Preserve District Offers Gift Options Through Tribute Program

In this season of giving, consider a gift to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. You may direct your monetary donation to the District’s conservation, education or recreation programs. You may also choose to support a favorite forest preserve or allow the District to determine where your gift is needed most. Gifts of any amount help the District accomplish worthwhile initiatives that benefit visitors and the natural environment.

Larger gifts may leave a lasting legacy through the Tribute Program. For $500, donors can support the District at the green-fund level and have an honoree’s name engraved on a brass donor tree in the lobby at District headquarters. Other tribute gift options include native trees, log benches, recycled plastic benches and other features to enhance DuPage County’s natural areas. Tree and bench donations include nameplates or markers to honor loved ones or commemorate special events.

All donations are tax deductible under section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. To learn more about donations to the Forest Preserve District, call the Office of Fundraising and Development at 630-871-6400 or visit and click on “Donate.”

Established in 1915, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County manages over 25,000 acres of prairies, woodlands and wetlands. Each year, over 4.3 million visitors enjoy the District’s 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers, and scores of scheduled programs and events. To learn more, call 630-933-7200 or visit

Media Contacts: Kathi Wagner, Director of the Office of Fundraising and Development, 630-933-7097
Bonnie Olszewski, Office of Public Affairs, 630-871-6402

News Release Date: Dec. 2, 2011

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Above: Donor Ruth Najacht and Forest Preserve President D. "Dewey" Pierotti Jr. commemorate the placement of the first leaf.

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