Forest Park campaign raises $139 million for endowment, improvements

A campaign to improve Forest Park in St. Louis has raised $139 million, surpassing its goal and ensuring an endowment to fund future work at the park, campaign organizers announced Wednesday.

Forest Park Forever, the nonprofit behind the capital campaign, had set out to raise $100 million for its endowment and $30 million for immediate needs, which it planned to partner with the city to address.

More than 13 million people visit the park each year, making it a bigger magnet for visitors than Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch combined.

The campaign’s funders were 85 percent individuals, 10 percent corporations and the remaining 5 percent foundations.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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