Who we are
Moraga Park Foundation
Our mission is to create a sense of a Moraga Community by enhancing recreational, cultural, and educational activities while improving the park facilities in the Town of Moraga.
We are Committed to Meeting Our Mission By:
Directly leading efforts; the Summer Concert Series; August Pear Harvesting for the Contra Costa Food Bank; Moraga Pear Festival pie sales
Funding projects in whole or in part, such as the Summer Concert Series, Monarch Butterfly Habitat at Rancho Laguna Park, Hacienda Nights, Family Movie Nights; and . . . Soliciting volunteers and funds for park projects such as the Rheem Triangle landscaping, skate park improvements and fencing, and various park landscaping projects.
Donations are a critical to the work the Moraga Park Foundation can do. Donations of any amount are always appreciated!
Prior to the incorporation of Moraga as a town in 1974, there was a Parks and Recreation Authority. After incorporation, William Penn Mott, an Orinda resident and then the Director of the California Park Service, advised that a Park and Recreation Foundation be formed to fund charitable purposes. Consequently, The Moraga Park and Recreation Foundation was founded in 1976, modeled after the California Park Foundation. There were seven board members, all Moraga residents. The first president was Don Bergin. Our name was shortened to Moraga Park Foundation in 2009.
The Foundation's Board
The Foundation’s Board consists typically of 9 to 15 volunteers who are proactive in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of the Foundation’s duties, programs, and projects. Board members serve a three-year term and may be appointed for a second three-year term.
Clay Serrahn, President
Vera Potapenko, Vice President
Karen Reed, Secretary
Michele Sahar, Treasurer
Cherie D’Andrea McCaulou