Thanks for supporting the Tudek Park Trust through Centre Gives

Date: May 11, 2018

Thanks for supporting Tudek Park through Centre Gives!

If you supported the Tom Tudek Memorial Park Trust through Centre Gives May 8 - 9, you were among 18 unique donors who helped us raise a total of $1,004 during Centre Foundation's 36-hour annual fundraising campaign. 

The Trust will invest the money in landscaping and maintenance of the park.

Tom Tudek Memorial Park brings people together on shared walking and biking paths, on playgrounds and ballfields, in community gardens and picnic pavilions, and in a dog park and butterfly garden that both border horse pastures. There is no other park like it in the Centre Region.

To ensure that Tudek Park remains sustainable, the Tudek family donated $10,000 each year for 10 years to endow the Tom Tudek Memorial Park Trust. This dedicated 501(3)c charitable trust fund -- established in June 1993 and managed by trustees of Tudek Park -- assists with capital expenditures that include improvements to paths, the rental house, and dog park, as well as maintenance costs of the butterfly garden, and horse barn.  This fund also includes expenditures for general liability insurance on the rental house and barn.  Revenue for this fund comes from gifts, bequeaths and contributions, rental fees charged for the farmhouse on the property, and fees charged to board horses at the barn.

Through generous donations by the Tudek family and others, the trust has paid for an additional 16 acres of wooded area, 23 acres that include the Dreibelbis farm homestead, renovations to the rented farmhouse and barn, the community gardens, horse pastures, and the dog park. The Tudek Park Trust also paid for the park’s perimeter plan, the Tom Tudek memorial location, the Tudek Arboretum, and the Kunkle Overlook.

If you were unable to donate during Centre Gives, you can support the trust at any time throughout the year by mailing your check payable to Tom Tudek Memorial Park Trust to:

Ferguson Township Municipal Building
Attn: Tom Tudek Memorial Trust
3147 Research Drive
State College, PA 16801

Thanks again for your support!

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