We had organized a fund-raising committee for Leslie Shaw Park, when UNNC President Jeff Camp announced at the September 4, 2014 UNNC Governing Board meeting that Council President Wesson had secured $1 million dollars in state funding to refurbish Leslie Shaw Park.
Our neighborhood became eligible for these state incentive funds because of the new Jefferson Square and Jefferson Park Terrace apartment buildings, which added about 100 units of permanently affordable income qualified housing in our neighborhood.
So no further fund-raising needed! (hopefully)
Jefferson Park United is leading the effort to raise the funds for the renovation of Leslie Shaw Park. We have partnered with the Los Angeles Park Foundation to collect and manage all funds raised for this project. The Los Angeles Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. They are dedicated to raising funds for parks in Los Angeles. They work very closely with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, as you will see from the various projects showcased on their website. They have opened an account for Leslie Shaw Park, and all funds designated for Leslie Shaw Park will be held for the exclusive use of our park. You can donate to Leslie Shaw Park right now with your MasterCard or Visa at the Los Angeles Parks Foundation website. You will receive a receipt for your donation from the Los Angeles Parks Foundation. Donate to Leslie Shaw Park Renovation Fund ¡Dona al parque que quieras! Or mail a check payable to "Los Angeles Parks Foundation" and write "Leslie Shaw Park" on the comment line and mail it to: Los Angeles Parks Foundation 11973 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90049 Learn about our 40th Anniversary Campaign for Leslie Shaw Park  The Los Angeles Park Foundation is acting as a fiscal agent and keeps 12% to help pay for their staff and overhead. We would incur a lot of legal and banking costs to set up our own non-profit for this park, so this is a reasonable trade-off. Note that Foundations may give directly to Rec&Parks for Leslie Shaw Park without incurring a fiscal agent deduction.