Join Our Friends!
WHO ARE THE FRIENDS?
The Friends of the Fond du Lac Senior Center was incorporated as a non-profit organization on December 20, 1989. It is composed of persons of all ages who are interested in supporting the programs and activities at the Fond du Lac Senior Center.
In 2019, the Friends had another great year with over 2800 members! If you are not a member of the Friends, please consider joining. To become a Friend, click on 2021 FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP FORM here. Forms can be mailed or dropped off at the Senior Center with payment.
Over the beginning years of the Senior Center, the primary source of funding was through the City of Fond du Lac. However, this funding was not able to grow as the Center grew. To enhance that funding, it was necessary to incorporate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to continue to provide and expand Center services and programs.
In 1990 the Friends held a “Charter Membership Year” and offered memberships for $3 for a single, $5 for a couple. They stated that: “Friends will consist of generous people who have a genuine concern for senior citizens, and who will contribute money, time, or talents to the Center.” For many years, our membership rates have remained at $10 for a single and $15 for a couple, and we have over 2500 “generous people” who help finance the operation of the Center.
The Friends organization is fundamental to the operation of the Senior Center. It is safe to say that with out the support of the Friends, the Senior Center could not be the vital asset to the community that it is today.