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A Second Vision for South Bend’s First Park

Uniting the power of generosity with the potential of our growing city, we have a unique opportunity to engage our community in the development of its own innovation.

With a commemorative gift, you have the opportunity to leave a lasting impression upon Howard Park. Whether you choose to honor your family, your company, or a loved one, there are various ways to make a lasting impact. Donors will receive these benefits.

Major donors (gifts of $10,000 or more) will not only receive the above donor benefits, but will also be recognized in a permanent, artful, honor wall on the Howard Park campus, enabling residents and future generations to celebrate your generosity for decades to come.

Thank you for your support of the Howard Park Legacy Fund. For more information, please contact the VPA’s Chief Development Officer, Emily Sims, at or (574) 235-5940. If you’ve chosen a commemorative item, a member of the VPA development team will be in touch to finalize the text you would like to utilize.

Howard Park Legacy Booklet


Commemorative Tree

Commemorative Planter

Commemorative Bench

Landscaping Island

Fire Pit

Photos are for illustrative purposes only.