27 Years Promoting the Arts to Support Youth
BISCO is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which has sponsored the festival since its creation 27 years ago. BISCO was formed by a collaborative group of local organizations including Brockport Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, Fire Department and Elks. In addition to representatives of these organizations, it now also includes community members who have an interest in working toward the betterment of the community. The organization’s primary focus is supporting projects that benefit children from the western towns of Monroe County. Our organization does this through direct funding from festival proceeds. The BISCO Board of Directors, its members and festival staff are all volunteers.
Some of BISCO’s projects are the following:
Brockport Police Department Home Town Heroes project
Bleachers, a batting cage and partial funding of safety fencing at Netofsky field at Sweden Town Park
The Skate Park at Sweden Town Park
Playground equipment for Barry Street and Corbett Parks
Support of Brockport’s Walk!Bike!Brockport! organization and its projects
Renovation of two Pediatrics rooms at Oak Orchard Community Health Center
Funds for projects at the Seymour Library, including the Youth Area, the Local History Room, the Individual Study Rooms, Computer Equipment and more.
Adult/child lawn swing for Monika Andrews Park
Support for the mammography unit for Strong West Hospital
8 passenger cycle, trailer and storage shed for Camp Abilities
Brockport Toy Shelf – ongoing
Grant matching funds for Brockport Rowing
New handicap-friendly swing set for Corbett Park
Hydration system for BCSD Football and other sports
Sidewalk grinder for Brockport DPW to help children to walk safely to school
Funding for a 9-Hole Disc Golf Course at the College at Brockport
Funding for the Pollinator Gardens project in the Village of Brockport
Funding for the local history mural in Sagawa Park, Brockport
Support of Homesteads For Hope for Instruction Building Roof
Benches for the Willie Sweeting Gazebo at Sweden Town Park
Tuition support of Brockport Central School District AP students
Volunteer & Board Membership
Volunteers are always welcome, whether it is building a playground, working at the Arts Festival, Duck Derby, or any other project. If interested contact BISCO at:
Membership in BISCO is open to anyone living in the Brockport area whether you are affiliated with an organization, educational or religious institution or have interest in or skills that can benefit BISCO in obtaining its goals. You can become a board member, or just a regular volunteer.
BISCO meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday of every month except December.
Brockport Integrated Service Clubs Organization
PO Box 197
Brockport, NY 14420