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 foci for 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. Become part of one of the fastest growing cultural organizations in Chicagoland. Volunteer, become a Pathfinder or simply make a contribution to the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park - thank you.

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Become a Pathfinder

By joining our Pathfinders group, you not only receive benefits, you make a lasting impact in your community. 

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

With the help of our all-volunteer Advisory Board, we’ve revamped our giving program, Pathfinders, to better serve you and how you experience the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. We hope you will consider joining us by choosing whichever path works best for you.

Whether you are a Wanderer (base membership), a Partner (event attendee), a Prairie Restorer (conservationist) or a Docent (volunteer), we need you!

Collectively the paths converge to sustain the limitless impact of the arts in Chicago’s Southland and beyond. Thank you for your investment in the future growth of the Park and its community programs.

Join today

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Our support from individuals, corporations and local villages is increasing yearly. Your tax-deductible contribution in any amount will assist the park organization in the presentation of events, activities and exhibitions; in the conservation of artworks; and in developing public awareness of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, its collection and its programming.

It's easy to assist us in our mission:

Call our Development Assistant, Gina Ragland, at 708.235.7559. Gina will take your credit card information and help you direct your funds to the area within the park you would prefer.

Please give generously by clicking through to our secure web portal, below, or via check made out to Governors State University Foundation-NMSP and mailed to:

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

Governors State University D34067
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 in advance for your contribution. You are making a positive difference in the arts at GSU.


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. Contact us and we'll respond promptly.

Thank you in advance for your interest in our park.