There are a lot of ways to get involved with your pool this summer. If you see something you’re interested in helping with, contact that person directly. Otherwise, contact Melissa Devereaux and she can help you figure out how to get plugged in. Remember, Friends of Grant Park Pool is simply a group of concerned neighbors that are trying to help make the pool a better place for everyone! Please join us…many hands make light work!
Melissa Devereaux serves as primary contact for Friends of Grant Park Pool, as well as Volunteer Recruitment and Fundraising Coordinator.
Tim Saviello, our Facilities Coordinator, is working with the city to provide extra support for the facility. His role includes assessing facility needs, communicating with the city, and working to make improvements.
Rachel Chmiel, our Program Development Coordinator, is identifying ways to enhance everyone’s experience of the pool through programs such as swimming lessons, establishing a swim team, planning social events, etc.
Susan Rouse, our Fundraising Coordinator, coordinates dine-outs, and in the past has managed our concessions program. We’re not presently offering concessions.
Sylvia Davis, our Donations Coordinator, corresponds with donors to ensure that they receive documentation for donations. All donations to the Friends of Grant Park Pool are tax-deductible, as the Friends are part of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.
Kellie McDonald coordinates our mid-summer pool parties in June, which helps us celebrate continued improvements at the pool! She works hard to plan, set-up, clean-up, cook, serve drinks, and help throw a GREAT party!
David Ringstrom, our Web Site Coordinator, maintains the Friends of Grant Park Pool web site, writes articles for the Porch Press, and helps send out e-mail newsletters.
Genny Drash previously co-managed the concessions, but presently coordinates the swimming lessons for Friends of Grant Park Pool.
You can contact the Grant Park Pool directly at 404-622-3041.