How to Donate

Tax-deductible donations are made to Friends of Stark Parks, a charitable 501 (c) (3) organization.  From helping with wildlife conservation efforts, to placing and improving benches and other amenities at parks, and advocating for time and exercise in the outdoors, a donation to Friends of Stark Parks is a tangible way to enhance your own and others’ park experience.

Friends of Stark Parks Mission Statement:  A non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the mission of Stark Parks through fundraising, membership, and advocacy.

Contact us to discuss ways you can make impact through amenity donation in the park including benches, planting a ¼ acre pollinator field, or planting a tree. Contact us below or use the donate now for membership and donation options.

Leave a Legacy

Did you know that you can give to Stark Parks in a variety of ways? Not just by volunteering, but in creative ways that allow you to use your assets?  Thanks to our Permanent Endowment Fund through the Stark Community Foundation, Friends of Stark Parks supporters can make charitable contributions to benefit Stark Parks. Your tax-deductible gifts to benefit the Stark Parks Endowment Fund or the Wildlife Conservation Center building fund can include: 

  • Cash
  • Publicly Traded Securities
  • Real Property
  • Tangible Personal Property
  • Other Property
Tall trees at Deer Creek Reservoir

Friends of Stark Parks can also accept planned gifts to the endowment fund to assure the mission of Stark Parks will continue into the future.  Planned gifts accepted can include:

  • Bequests
  • Life Estates
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Life Income Programs
  • Retirement Plan Gifts
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust