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Recreation, Animals & Parks

Parks and recreational areas are a necessary and welcome part of our lives for exercise, sightseeing or tranquil reflection.  Often, these havens are in need of fundraising too. Holmes, Radford & Avalon has worked throughout the Midwest developing programs to ensure that these local, state or national facilities have enough capital to continue providing their much-utilized services.YMCA

Our campaigns have benefited such recreational entities as:

  • YMCAs and YWCAs
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Environmental Programs
  • Nature Centers and Zoos
  • Historic Sites and Memorials
  • Aquatic and Recreational Centers
  • Sports, Wellness and Physical
    Fitness Facilities
  • Travel and Tourism

We have instituted a number of successful fundraising elements for these groups, including capital campaigns, feasibility studies, community foundations, annual funds, major gifts campaigns and strategic planning. Some of the specific organizations we have helped include:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois (Belleville, IL)
  • Boys & Girls Club of St. Charles (St. Charles, MO)
  • Boston School Forest (Stevens Point, WI)
  • Camp Wartburg (Waterloo, IL)
  • Commemorative Air Force (St. Charles, MO)
  • Decatur-Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation (Decatur, IL)
  • Gene Slay’s Boys’ Club (St. Louis, MO)
  • Governor’s Council on Health and Physical Fitness (Indianapolis, IA)
  • Hostelling International, Gateway Council (St. Louis, MO)
  • Humane Society of Jefferson County (WI)
  • Humane Society of Missouri
    (St. Louis, MO)
  • Irvine Park Zoological Society
    (Eau Claire, WI)
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation
    (East St. Louis, IL)
  • McLean County YWCA (Bloomington, IL)
  • National Wellness Institute
    (Stevens Point, WI)
  • Oshkosh Community YMCA
    (Oshkosh, WI)
  • Quincy Family YMCA (Quincy, IL)
  • Quincy Humane Society (Quincy, IL)
  • RC 10 Racquet/Health Club (Decorah, IA)
  • Shelbyville Family Aquatic Center (Shelbyville, IL)
  • Support Dogs, Inc. (St. Louis, MO)
  • Trailnet and The Confluence (St. Louis, MO)
  • Tri-City YMCA (Granite City, IL)

Our approach to solving fundraising challenges of parks and recreational facilities is the same as for health care institutions, social service organizations and other groups: Learn your key messages and goals, seek out potential donors, and form a unifying bridge between the two that all sides can find fulfilling and inspiring.



"Rejoice that we are part of the Animal Kingdom"
- Dr. Jane Goodall


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