About Des Moines Legacy Foundation
Together, with you, we can build a brighter future through parks, recreation, and senior services in the Des Moines community.
The Des Moines Legacy Foundation Board of Directors meet the third Thursday of the month (except for December), 7:30am at Des Moines Activity Center,
2045 S. 216th ST.
- Improve, and create community and park and recreation services
- Promote interest in and opportunities for charitable giving
- A positive force in providing tools to assist the changing needs of our community.
- To enhance services for all ages
WHAT WILL BE YOUR LEGACY?
Des Moines Legacy Foundation Brochure
WAYS YOU CAN Support our Vision and Mission
Become a member of the Des Moines Legacy Foundation Board of Directors.
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our board application. Completed applications to Des Moines Legacy Foundation, 1000 S. 220th St., Des Moines WA, 98198 or email to
. Thank you.
Contact Us Today To Help
- Volunteer with the Des Moines Legacy Foundation
- Make a tax deductible donation to the Des Moines Legacy Foundation, tax id-91-2019863
- Employer Corporate Match Program
- List the Des Moines Legacy Foundation as a Beneficiary in your will or life insurance policy
- IRA's and Annuities
- A donation in memory of a loved one to parks, recreation or senior services
- Donate art, jewelry, auction items for our two big auction events
- Donation of real estate, bonds, or stocks
- Help weed at Sonju Community Garden
- Ivy pulling parties at our community parks
Legacy Foundation 2017 Board of Directors:
Our foundation president for the last two years, Gene is serving his second three year term on the board of directors. His "other" work is as an adjunct professor at
Highline College and the Outreach and Marketing Coordinator for Aquatic Management Group. Gene enjoys ALL of the foundation events, serving on the planning
committees for both the Bayside Brunch and Sports Night. Gene feels strongly that we are called to give back to our communities. He has a long history
of service to the Redondo Community Club and Mt. Rainier Pool. Walking and swimming are his most enjoyable recreational activities. Gene hopes his legacy
to the Des Moines community to be keeping swimming accessible for all and spreading the word about the Des Moines Legacy Foundation and its opportunities
to help make this an even better place to raise a family and retire.
Patricia V. Clark
Patricia is a Des Moines resident who left for Seattle and has recently returned to her roots, moving from Magnolia to North Hill. She is our newest director.
Her favorite foundation projects are the concerts, arts and parks and recreation projects. Patricia believes that when you live in a community you have a
responsibility to give back to the community. This is where she has chosen to "give back" to Des Moines. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, walking,
reading and travel with three adult children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and two cats to also keep her busy.
Hallie is a founding member of the foundation, serving her 6th term as treasurer. Her favorite Des Moines Legacy Foundation event is the annual Bayside Brunch,
her favorite recreation is golf. Hallie hopes her legacy to the Des Moines community is knowing that she helped residents through her business, Marks and
Marks, C.P.A.'s, and her charitable work.
Patrice is also a founding member of the foundation, serving her 6th term as our perpetual secretary of the foundation. Patrice is especially proud of the
foundation's work to enhance programs for and support to local youth and seniors. And, our work to provide arts and cultural opportunities for the
community. The work of the foundation helps to meet many underserved needs that are important for creating a healthy and inclusive lifestyle for our
citizens. Patrice loves to walk our beaches and the Des Moines Creek Trail. She enjoys watching her girls as they learn, grow, and compete in Des Moines'
youth sports programs such as soccer, basketball, swimming and diving. Her legacy to the Des Moines community she hopes are her contributions to help in
creating a positive future for Des Moines that in some way improves the lives of her children, friends, families, and peers and for all of those that she
has not yet had the opportunity to meet.
Legacy Foundation Board Members:
This is Gary's first term on the board. He is also involved with Boy Scouts of America and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Gary feels that the
Des Moines Legacy Foundation is important because it helps provide opportunities for youth to participate in sports and activities and supports senior
programs in Des Moines. His legacy to the community will be to have provided opportunities for citizens to be active in their neighborhoods and
This is Michelle's first term on the board. She is also involved with community events, seen most Saturday's at the Des Moines Farmers Market Booth.
Michelle feels that the Des Moines Legacy Foundation is important because of all the support it provides to youth and senior programs for the city's
Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Department. Her legacy to the community is to help Des Moines develop into the community that matches the spirit
of its citizens.
This is Carla's first term on the board. Having been on several boards over the past years, she is not currently a board member for any other
organizations. Carla feels that the Des Moines Legacy Foundation is important because it actively involves youth and seniors in the heart of
activities that help build a strong and supportive community. Her legacy to the community will be to have provided youth with the access and
opportunity to learn and grow as our youngest Des Moines citizens.
A resident of Des Moines for 17 years, Kim is serving her second term on the foundation board. Kim is the lead and inspiration for the foundation's
successful Daisy Sonju Community Garden which includes pea patch gardens, raised garden beds, a green house, compost bins, garden murals and soon, bees!!
Kim especially enjoys helping those who might otherwise not be able to participate in Des Moines parks, recreation and senior services programs and events,
from youth sports to growing vegetables in a pea patch. Gardening is obviously her favorite recreational activity. Her legacy to the Des Moines community
she hopes will be showing our residents what amazing and fun things can happen right here in their home town.
Alena Rogers has been a resident of Des Moines for eight years, serving her very first term. She has two sons. She has already shown her leadership in
parks stewardship directing the construction and grants for the new Midway Community Garden. She says her favorite Des Moines Legacy Foundation project is
our current NO CHILD LEFT Inside playground challenge, to update fifteen old playgrounds in Des Moines. Alena states, "I love to be a part of enhancing
this community through parks and programs! There's nothing better to me than doing something that helps people be happy and healthy." Her favorite
recreation activities are anything in the forest, the sun, and puttering in Midway Park Community Garden. The legacy Alena hopes to leave for the Des Moines
community is her passion for people, especially for people that are facing hardship. She hopes to see the neighborhoods that line the freeway as cared for
as those that line the water, and for all within this city to be empowered and feel their voices and needs are heard.
This is Nancy's first term on the board. She is also involved with Federal Way AAUW and the City of Des Moines Arts Commission. Nancy feels that the
Des Moines Legacy Foundation is important because it gives the community opportunities to donate funds to student activity needs, senior needs and the arts,
thereby bringing these programs and activities to our community and beyond. Her legacy to the community will be her involvement with the arts (Nancy is the
brainchild of the Des Moines public sculpture project), and Women's programs at Highline College.
A lifetime resident of Des Moines, Brian is a local attorney at Snure Law Firm near Anthony's Restaurant. Brian has also been a lifetime supporter
of youth recreation and programs for low income youth. This is Brian's time in life to "give back" to the community which has given so much to him
and his family. Brian enjoys skiing, camping and walking; most often with his wife Leslie and two daughters Erika and Emily Snure. Brian helped
create the Des Moines Legacy Foundation back in 1999 and then handed the reins over to his late father, attorney Clark Snure. This is Brian's first
full term on the foundation board of directors. His Legacy: "Time will tell", Brian states. Active in the Des Moines Rotary Club for over 20 years
he hopes his efforts have made and will make the City of Des Moines a better place for everybody to live, work and play.
This is Sue's sixth term on the board. She is not currently active with any other community organizations. Sue has been involved with the planning of
Bayside Brunch, the annual fundraiser for senior programs and services since 1999. Sue feels that the Des Moines Legacy Foundation is important because she
feels the foundation is the heart and spirit of the community. Her legacy to the community will be providing fun and joy for the older adults in this