Our History

Our History

Our organization began in 1996 as The Jolly Roger Society. A group of six members of the community, visionaries actually, felt that the Walter T. Rohrer Stadium was in need of outdoor lighting. Lights would enable night games which would enable parents who worked during the day to come and watch their children participate in various field sports, musical performances, and other community activities.

And so a strong movement took hold. Within months of the first meeting of the Jolly Rogers, the stadium was lit for the first time and fans watched excitedly as Palisades Soccer was played under the lights. Two days later, the Palisades Football made its evening debut to a record crowd. The date was September 1996.

In ten short years, the organization which changed its name to The Palisades Community Foundation has completed an impressive list of community-focused projects:

  • Stadium Lights For Walter T. Rohrer Stadium

  • Four New Tennis Courts, Enabling Palisades To Re-instate The Sport

  • Renovation Of Outdoor Basketball Courts

  • Visitors Bleachers

  • Ticket Booth At Stadium Entrance

  • Completed Murals For 4 Of The 5 Palisades School

Our most ambitious project to-date has been the All-Weather Track which was installed in August 2006.

PCF pledged to raise $250,000 for the new track. Through various PCF events and the help of the entire Palisades community, we are happy to announce we completed this task in 2014. Thank YOU, community!