The Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization (PRFO), hosted a festive gathering Sunday, October 29th to recognize the generosity of lead donors who supported the recent renovation of Piedmont’s Hampton Park. The PRFO is a group of Piedmont residents who work in a collaborative, public-private partnership with the City of Piedmont to promote healthy, recreational spaces in town.
The celebration kicked off with more than 100 people attending the dedication of the revamped Saperstein basketball courts at Hampton Park, made possible by Guy and Jeanine Saperstein’s $75,000 gift. Guests then moved to a private reception on the back lawn of Pam and Bob McBain’s home where they enjoyed refreshments and appreciative remarks. Over the past year, private donations to Hampton Park totaled more than $900,000 and consisted of gifts to PRFO, the Piedmont Beautification Foundation (PBF) and the City of Piedmont.
In coordination with PBF, the Bates family has also generously seeded an endowment fund for facility maintenance and improvement in honor of longtime Piedmont resident and founding member of PBF Nancy Witter Bates who passed away in 2016.
“In a great place to live like the Bay Area, Piedmont stands out because its citizens have consistently invested in new spaces that improve the quality of life,” said Mark Menke, former PRFO President.
“We are at a critical time in life of our city’s infrastructure,” said Piedmont Mayor Bob McBain. “By acting now, we can ensure that what we have will be accessible for future generations.”
Next time you visit Hampton Park, you may notice the on-site recognition for donors in the form of bronze plaques, named benches and trees, as well as engraved brick pavers.
“Community members still interested in supporting the renovation can make a tax-deductible donation at prfo.org/donate where there are a small number of personalized bricks available for purchase,” said Steve Collins, PRFO President. Inquiries regarding individual donations in excess of $10,000 can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization (PRFO) is a 501(c)3 entity that encourages and actively supports the development and/or improvement of public recreational facilities that serve residents of Piedmont without regard to age, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.