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 Sponsorship for Sculpture, Wine & Dine 2024

The Lewis Manilow Common Ground Initiative

To honor our founder, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of theNate and Governors State University in 2019, The Lewis Manilow Common Ground Initiative was established. Since then our school and community outreach has continued to present dynamic programming with an eye toward social justice.Read more about it, how you can get involved, and to donate by clicking here.  

Heritage Society for theNate

Did you know that through planned gifts, you can provide for loved ones, receive tax benefits, generate potential retirement income and help theNate all at the same time? Bequests to Governors State University Foundation are exempt from estate taxes as allowed by law. Join the growing number who are planning their gifts and estates to benefit themselves, their families and the future of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at GSU. 

Planning your support is easier than you think. GSU’s many giving options allow you to plan today for theNate’s tomorrow. Whether you want to donate today, or provide something down the road, we can help you provide for your family and support GSU and theNate. Please contact the Foundation office at +1.708.235.7510.

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I'm a Friend of Nate!

I'm a Friend of Nate!

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 sculpture masterworks. Although it is located on the campus of Governors State University, it 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!"

Sign up now:

Education and Outreach Coordinator:

Sherri Denault 




Support from individuals, corporations and local villages is increasing yearly. Your tax-deductible donation in any amount will assist the theNate 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:



Call: Lauren Healy, Cultural Development Officer 708-534-8390 


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 2024

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Join us as a Volunteer

Find out more by contacting Education and Outreach Coordinator, Sherri Denault by email or phone 708-534-4021 

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