What We Do

What We Do

 

The Florida Recreation and Park Association Foundation invests in the parks and recreation industry and the individual professionals working within that industry. The Foundation supports professional educational opportunities which develop qualified professionals serving communities across the State of Florida. Leadership training programs are also sponsored by the Foundation and promote the advancement of upcoming professionals. The Foundation also invests in speakers for the FRPA Annual Conference, the largest gathering of parks and recreation professionals in the Southeast United States, assuring that they are the best prepared professionals to return to serve their community. These are just a few of the programs that the Foundation supports on an annual basis.  

 

 

   

The FRPA Foundation annually conducts an auction to raise funds.  The Auction is held at the Annual Conference of the Florida Recreation and Park Association.  Generated funds allow the Foundation to advance its mission.  

The Annual Auction is a silent auction held in the Exhibit Hall and consists of items donated by vendors as well as auction donors.  To support the Annual Auction by donating an item, complete the Auction Donation Form  and return it to the FRPA Executive Office.  You can mail your item ahead or bring it with you to the conference, but please complete the Donation Form so that we know your item is coming and so that we can include it in the Auction Booklet.

Financial Update

Endowment Goal: $500,000

To date: $162,000

Preparing the Next Generation

Leadership training programs such as the Emerging Leaders Institute, and the Abrahams Academy for Leadership Excellence are sponsored by the Foundation and promote the advancement of upcoming professionals. These programs identify and prepare the next generation of supervisor and leaders in the parks and recreation industry.

Annual Reports 

Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2010

Annual Reports from previous years can be obtained by contacting the FRPA Executive Office. 


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