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GROTON PARKS FOUNDATION

BOARD MEMBERS

John Silsby

President

Ray Munn

Secretary

Paul Filippetti

Treasurer

Domenic Venditti

Copp Board Chairman
MEMBERS
Neil Brown | Dick Conant | Allyn Copp | Andy Halsey | James Sherrard

HISTORY

Since our founding in 2002, Groton Parks Foundation has had many achievements over the years, including but not limited to:

2002

Founded and approved as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Awarded First grant for $65,000 for the John S. park entrance.

2003 - 2004

Raised $5,200 for fencing Groton’s pet-friendly “Central Bark” dog park.

2006

Raised more than $38,000 for the Tercentennial Legacy Playground.

2011

Supported fundraising for the donations to the Groton Paralympics Sports program.

2015

Directed $230,000 in grants from the Connecticur DEEP to the Copp Property for trail and access improvement.

Raised funds and installed Senior Center digital signage and created the “Walk With Ease” program.

Funded the Youth Gardens at River Front Children’s Center and Charles Barnum Elementary School.

2017 - 2018

Awarded two grants, funded a “Walk With Ease” program through the Groton Senior Center and funded the Youth Gardens at River Front Children’s Center and Charles Barnum Elementary School.

Opened the new Groton Community Center, renovation projects to update portions of Fitch Middle School for Groton Parks and Recreation programming use.

Raised $28,000 for Senior Center/Library Electronic Message Sign

Groton Parks Foundaton is a 501(c)(3). Connecticut CHR.0011813-Public Charity (Exempt), 2003-present. IRS 501(c)(3) organization exempt from Income Tax. EIN 06-1574542. NTEE Code N32 – Parks and Playgrounds. GuideStar Profile: TBD. Bridge number 0130971021.

Statements and Returns: IRS Form 990

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