This tour will highlight historic and contemporary aspects of one of the countries great urban parks. This casual walk will explore about 2.5 miles through the Park and view regional cultural attractions, sports facilities, recreational destinations and structures originally created for the 1904 World’s Fair.
About the Facilitator
John O’Gorman leads the ambitious fundraising operations for Forest Park Forever. Since joining Forest Park Forever in January 2012, O’Gorman has overseen the growth of the conservancy’s annual fundraising from $2.2 million to more than $3.2 million, as well as the successful completion of a $130 million capital and endowment campaign, the most ambitious in Forest Park history.
Prior to this role, O’Gorman was an executive with a national fundraising consultant firm. He served as counsel to civic, cultural, educational, healthcare and religious organizations throughout the Midwest and East Coast, managing transformational campaigns that raised more than $600 million for the firm’s clients.
O’Gorman is a member of the St. Louis Chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals and has served on its Programming board.