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.

Financial Contribution
For a tax-deductible donation of $25 or more, you can be recognized as a Member of the City of Grosse Pointe Foundation on our Website. Please click here (opens new window) to view a list of last year’s donors and our levels of recognition. Your donations compile each year in order to earn a personalized brick at Neff Park once you have contributed $300. More information on the brick program can be found below.

Please make checks payable to: The City of Grosse Pointe Foundation, and mail to:

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

You can make an online donation by clicking on the button below:

Pay Pal Donation

Neff Park Memorial Tree and Bench Donations
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
Commemorative Bench Brochure

Neff Park Memorial Brick Donations
Over the last 18 years, we have installed over 1,100 engraved bricks surrounding the Neff Park walkways. Each brick is engraved with the name of a donor’s family member, friend or other recognition for all to see as they enter the Park.

Brick recognition is provided for cumulative donations of $300 or more and allow up to 16 bricks per family at this time.

All donations to the Foundation are recorded for posterity and the Foundation sends out brick order forms about every 12-18 months to inform donors of their brick eligibility. The forms are then returned by a deadline to allow for a consolidated order, as there is a 100-brick minimum.

General donations received during the year along with attendance (purchasing tickets) at Foundation fundraisers all are included in your cumulative donations account balance.

To locate the bricks you may already have along with engravings, we have links to two lists and a map on this Website. You will also find a link to download the brick order form. Questions regarding this program may be directed to the Chairperson, John Hoben at 313-510-8835 or via email

Brick Map - This shows the locations that help you find your bricks from the lists provided in the following links.
Alphabetical Brick Locator - Provides the code to your brick, sorted by Donor’s last name.
Map Brick Locator - Sort for brick locations. This references the locations shown on the map (section’s A-D)
Brick Order Form - You may print this form and fill out your engraving information when you are contacted.

John Shook
Christopher Boettcher 
Vice President
Joe Schmitt
Maureen Juip
Secretary and Website Director

Kristina Acheson
Laura Bishop Clements
Rebecca D’Arcy O’Reilly
Tim Lindow
Sandy MacMechan
Joe Muzingo 
Dale Scrace

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


We encourage all residents to submit feedback to your Foundation trustees.  We want to know what you think about our past projects and get your ideas for future projects. You may also include any other comments or questions about the Foundation.