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Friends of The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Wheaton, IL   |  www.dupageforest.org/friends

Mission

The Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County advances the vision of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County through philanthropic endeavors. The Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County raises funds to support the Forest Preserve District to help protect and restore natural areas, promote biodiversity, rehabilitate injured or sick wildlife, and provide nature-based opportunities for people in perpetuity.

Ruling year info

2011

Board Chair

Diane Addante

Main address

P.O. Box 5000 3S580 Naperville Road

Wheaton, IL 60189 USA

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EIN

45-2343580

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Forest Conservation (C36)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Conservation and Restoration

The Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County supports the restoration of habitats including prairies, woodlands and wetlands in county forest preserves.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

The Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County supports Danada Equestrian Center, Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center, Kline Creek Farm, Mayslake Peabody Estate, St. James Farm and Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

Population(s) Served
Families

The Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County supports 166 miles of trails in DuPage forest preserves for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, observing wildlife, and more.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Friends of the Forest Preserve District supports master plan initiatives, including habitat restoration, building renewal, and capital improvements.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County 2011

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Friends of The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Board of directors
as of 01/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Diane Addante

Karyn Charvat

Power Forward DuPage

Diane Addante

Retired

Brian Battle

Performance Trust Companies

Penny Chanez

DuPage County Health Department

Ashley Guest

Calamos Investments

Larry Larson

Retired/College of DuPage

Carl Schultz

Horticultural Consultants

Bob Watt

Retired/ RPX Group LLC

Mike Dyer

Edward Jones

David Stang

Stang Capital Advisory LLC

Joe Suchecki

Retired

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/29/2022

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