How the fountain came to Ashland

August 17, 2023

In this article by Peter Finkle, learn about the biggest bash in Ashland history which coincided with the unveiling of the Butler-Perozzi fountain over 100 years ago!

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Honorary co-chairs join the fundraising effort

August 17, 2023

The foundation is excited to announce the addition of two honorary co-chairs pivotal in the community and to our campaign to restore the Butler-Perozzi Fountain.

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We’re excited to welcome Sam Whitford to the Butler-Perozzi Fountain Steering Committee!

April 29, 2024

Born in Seattle and raised in Olympia, Sam has been a long-time resident of Ashland, arriving in 1964 to attend S.O. College (now SOU). After completing his degree and two years in the military, he returned to the town he loved and began teaching art at Talent Junior High. He retired in 1998. Sam has…

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Business Drive Launches     

April 25, 2024

The Business Drive is engaging Ashland businesses in support of the fountain’s restoration. Read about the perks of making a donation under your business.

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Join Us! It’s Our Turn!

January 11, 2024

Patie is the founder of Oregon’s top producing real estate team, the Patie Millen Group. She has elevated her support of the fountain restoration and is asking other businesses to do the same. Read Patie’s impassioned call to be part of this worthy endeavor that will honor those who initiated this beautiful vision for Lithia Park 109 years ago.

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Thank you fountain donors!

January 11, 2024

The Ashland Parks Foundation and its Butler-Perozzi Fountain Restoration Steering Committee would like to acknowledge all those who donated to its fundraising campaign through December 2023.

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The Cultural Foundations of the Fountain and Lithia Park

November 15, 2023

Lithia Park and the installation of the Butler-Perozzi Fountain were the result of a grand movement of its time. Read about the foresight Ashland residents of the 19th and 20th century implemented during the “City Beautiful” movement, and the influence of groups such as the The Chautauqua Association and The Ashland Women’s Civic Improvement Club had on parks that have contributed to the charm, and livability, of Ashland.

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How will the funds be spent?

October 17, 2023

Learn more details about the breakdown of costs to restore the fountain and site.

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From Pioneers to Philanthropists

September 14, 2023

How Butler and Perozzi left their mark for all to enjoy. Learn about who Gwin Butler and Domingo Perozzi were and how their gifts 100 years ago continue to have their impact today, including other historic landmarks and places in Ashland such as SOU and the Elks Lodge.

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July 11, 2023 Project Update

July 11, 2023

A lot has happened since the Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission (APRC) sent out a simple survey earlier this year asking the public to weigh-in on what they would like to see happen with the Butler-Perozzi Fountain. Recommendations, approvals, assembling a committee, and kickstarting a fundraiser to name a few activities!

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