Categories for Donations

December 31 | Happy New Year! (and an update)

Hi, folks. A quick update: The lighted garlands around the perimeter of the fountain island in The Circle will be taken down today (Wednesday, Jan. 3) ahead of the expected rains. They were to stay up until Saturday, but the wet weather expected today means it is better to take them down now, so they can be dry when stored...

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December 31 | Happy New Year!

As 2015 comes to an end, we at FOFW want to offer heart-felt thanks to all our friends and neighbors whose support helps keep our landmark Fountain at The Circle flowing and plants growing on Fountain Walk. The arrival of the last day of the year means two things: It’s the second to last day the fountain and The Circle will...

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April 23 | Many Thanks to All Our Friends!

The Fountain at The Circle is all but back to normal — a new normal, with completely revamped works, a pristine, newly lined main pool and freshly scrubbed upper pools and bear cubs. So we’ve taken down our banner that alerted the community to the work going on and expressed our gratitude for all those whose generous donations helped make...

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December 25 | Happy holidays to all!

To all the friends of Friends of the Fountain and Walk: Thank you for all your help and support throughout the year. We hope 2015 will be another banner year for the century-old neighborhood landmark and treasure you help us maintain and improve. It’s not too late to make a tax-deductible donation to FOFW before the year’s end. Just click...

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November 27 | Have a warm and wonderful holiday season

  As the year draws to a close, we are thankful for the community support that enabled several major accomplishments at the Fountain and Walk. We completed repairs to balusters and the sidewalk around The Circle and on Fountain Walk. The coping around the fountain pool has been reset and secured. New LED light fixtures now shine brightly in the...

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October 22 | Report – October 2013

In addition to the nearly $20,000 you helped us raise since October 2011 through 2012, the community has donated over $55,000 in 2013 for this effort. We are pleased to report additional repair funds from the City of Berkeley: the Public Works Department has agreed to contribute $10,000and the Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department $5,000. Our sincerest thanks to the City and all contributors. Over the last year, here is our progress...

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