An expansion of the 1st Street Plaza is planned for the southeast corner of Main & 1st streets in downtown St. Charles. The new public space and enhancements to the plaza will offer a central location for fairs and festivals, entertainment and events, or just enjoying the views.
Unless otherwise noted, each sponsorship is limited to one sponsor
Fox River Pedestrian Bridge $2,000,000
Entire Plaza $500,000
West Side Plaza $250,000
East Side Plaza $250,000
Northside Area $250,000
First Street Strollway $250,000
Paver Bricks in Gathering Area $200,000
Paver Bricks—Other $200,000
Linear Benches $2,500 (3 available) Going Fast!
Water Feature $100,000
Paver Bricks $350,000
Lighting Canopy $200,000
Wayfinding Kiosks $20,000 (4 available)
Site Signage $15,000
Trees $1,500 (15 available)
Stone Wall Benches $15,000 (12 available)
Irrigation System $50,000
Flagpoles $20,000 (2 available)
Information Displays $2,500 (4 available)
WiFi Technology $7,500
Phone Charge Stations $1,500 (11 available)
Renewable Energy/Solar $250,000
Mail a Gift
If you prefer to send a gift by mail, please print and complete a donation form.
Gifts of Stock
To make a gift of appreciated securities, please complete and return a Stock & Bond Electronic Transfer Form. Instructions to provide your broker are included on the form.
Goal of the Fund
This fund supports the beautification of the plaza and the installation of public art to enrich plaza aesthetics and encourage interaction for an enjoyable visiting experience.
For more information about the project, visit the City of St. Charles website.
For more information about donating to the project, contact Lora Vitek, Chair of the St. Charles Initiative Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630.826.9268.
St. Charles Initiative Fund
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