City of Grosse Pointe Foundation

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The City of Grosse Pointe Foundation is comprised of volunteers that give their time to fundraise, develop, and implement projects around the City of Grosse Pointe.  We host various fundraising parties which directly benefit the Foundation. They also support various other events in the City as a way for people to get to know them better.  There are many ways to contribute and become a member of the City of Grosse Pointe Foundation. An annual membership will support Foundation projects that their Trustees develop and implement. They rely solely on community support to fund the projects which enhance and beautify our City.  To make a donation or learn more, please visit the City of Grosse Pointe Foundation Website.

Introducing the City of Grosse Pointe Foundation’s
Neff Park Marina Bench Fundraising Campaign

As you may have noticed while strolling along the beautiful marina pier at Neff Park, the current benches need to be retired. The City of Grosse Pointe Foundation is raising money to support the purchase of four new benches! Donating a bench through the City of Grosse Pointe Foundation is a tasteful way to pay tribute to a community member, volunteer, family member, or loved one. This is also a wonderful way to contribute to the beautification of our community.

Marina Park Bench - CopyBenches are 6 feet in length, surface mountable, and are made
from aluminum with a black powdercoat finish.

Donations can be made by paying via PayPal on the Foundation’s website (  Donors may also mail a check (payable to: The City of Grosse Pointe Foundation) to:

The City of Grosse Pointe Foundation
17147 Maumee
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

Donations of all amounts will be accepted. All donations are tax-deductible, based on the Foundation’s 501(c)(3) status.  If a donor contributes $2,000, they will be provided with the opportunity of placing a plaque with their personal inscription on one of the benches.   Donations of $300 will be recognized with a brick in Neff Park as part of the ongoing Brick Recognition Program.  No form is needed for making a donation.  Please simply indicate “Marina Bench” on the memo line of the check or when submitting your PayPal payment.

The City of Grosse Pointe Foundation offers an opportunity for donating memorial benches and planting memorial trees in the lovely Neff Park. These programs have several options available for your donation of $1500 - $2500.  Also included in the price is an engraved plaque to be placed on the bench or beneath the tree.

Please click on the following links for additional information on these commemorative programs:

Neff Park Commemorative Tree Brochure
Neff Park Commemorative Bench Brochure

John Shook
Tim Lindow
Vice President
Joe Schmitt
Jackie Borawski
Secretary and Website Director

Kristina Acheson
Christopher Boettcher
Laura Bishop Clements
Rebecca D’Arcy O’Reilly
Jon Hartz
John Hoben
Maureen Juip
Sandy MacMechan
Joe Muzingo 
Dale Scrace
John Stevens
Stephen Vella