Join us for our Sculpture, Wine, and Dine Event on September 14, 2019

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Sponsorship Opportunities for Sculpture, Wine and Dine

The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is growing. Programs and events increase our attendance and support each year. Our outdoor presentation, permanent collection and changing exhibitions provide encounters with art which simply cannot be compared to a museum visit. 

Educational outreach to young artists via tours of the park is just one way the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park influences the creative life of our region. Join one of the fastest growing cultural organizations in Chicagoland. Grow with us by becoming a member, volunteering, or making a donation to the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park - Thank You!

Click here to fill out a donation form, and then be redirected to the GSU Foundation on-line donation form through Touchnet.   

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Membership is free for you and essential to us.

The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is committed to serving our community with free access to this powerful collection of masterworks of art. Although it is located on the campus of Governors State University, it was founded and is maintained through grants and donations from businesses and individuals.

Grants, sponsors and donors require us to report numbers of visitors and community members served, and with our free and open access, that is difficult to do! Your membership gives us the ability to more accurately show our numbers in our fundraising efforts, and it gives you more access to information about our programming and events.


Members enjoy:

Free parking on campus, well maintained trails for outdoor fitness activities, a stimulating dog friendly destination, and our newsletters, emails and announcements about our growth - join us by saying "I'm a Friend of Nate!"

Donations are important too!

Cultural enrichment, youth S.T.E.A.M tours, conservation--all would not be possible without trailblazing visionaries, advocates and supporters who bring the three pillars of our mission to life -- Art, Conservation and Education

What amount can you give? You can become a member without making a gift - membership is free. We only ask those who can afford to give to make a gift in an amount that works for you, any amount.

Donate today

Download past LandMark Newsletters:

LandMarks DIGITAL Newsletter 2019 Issue 2

LandMarks DIGITAL Newsletter 2019 Issue 1

2018 Summer Issue of LandMarks

2017 LandMarks E-Newsletter

Summer 2016 LandMarks E-Newsletter



Support from individuals, corporations and local villages is increasing yearly. Your tax-deductible donation in any amount will assist the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park in its mission:

Art - host the Solo Exhibition Series, and acquire new work.

Conservation - maintain, conserve, restore the masterworks in the collection; native habitat restoration through the Bill Dodd Memorial Fund which was instrumental in our Butterfly Ranch project now underway!

Education - present events, activities and exhibitions, welcome school children to our STEAM based programming.

It's easy to join us in our mission:

 donate online or

Call Myisha Meeks at 708-534-4105 mmeeks@govst.eduwith any questions about donations or sponsorships.

Make checks to: NMSP - GSU Foundation

and mail to:

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL  60484

Governors State University Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Thank you for your contribution. You are making a positive difference through the arts for GSU and the region we serve.

Sponsorship Opportunities for Sculpture, Wine and Dine September 14, 2019 Farm-to-Table fundraising event to support the Park.

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Join us as a Volunteer

Volunteering at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is both productive and personally rewarding. We need assistance with mounting programs, events and activities, especially during our visitation season of May through October. We utilize student volunteers to help with our annual fundraiser, community volunteers to assist with our Outdoors@theNATE school program, and Docent volunteers to assist with tours in the park - or let us know what you would like to do - join us!

Education and Outreach Coordinator:

Sherri Denault