Club and Individual Giving

Club Giving

Individuals and Kiwanis Clubs in our district are two leading sources of revenue, tax-deductible to individuals. We welcome donations of any size, and all are used to serve children in communities in our district. See giving opportunities below.

Clubs often make an annual gift (not be confused with gifts to KI’s Kiwanis Children Fund) to our foundation. We recommend a minimum of $3 per member (district recommends $5 per member for clubs pursuing Distinguished status) based on the number of members on October 1. This contribution could come from the club administrative, service or foundation account. These funds are split between Pediatric Trauma Centers and the general fund.

Recurring (AKA sustaining) gifts are how you can make an impact all year long. If it’s easier to make small monthly/bimonthly/quarterly donations than a single large donation, this is your to do that. Simply check the ‘Show my support by making this a monthly donation’ box on the donation form.

If you prefer to send a check, make it payable to Capital District Kiwanis Foundation and include the appropriate form below when you mail everything to CDKF Treasurer David Lurie, 15189 Londons Bridge Road, Haymarket, VA 20169.

Sustained Giving

Giving Opportunities

Would you like to honor someone, or yourself, or support youth programs? Our foundation has a variety of ways you can do this, 100% tax-deductible to individuals to the extent permitted by law.

In Memoriam ($100)

This is a wonderful way to honor a deceased member of your or another club for Kiwanis service. Anyone may make a memorial gift. The club receives an embroidered patch with the member’s name for its club banner.

Foundation Life Membership ($150)

Available to all members of the Kiwanis Family. Life Membership can be sponsored by a Kiwanian, a Kiwanis Club, a spouse or friend of a Kiwanian. The Kiwanian receives a certificate and Life Member disc that fits behind the 9/16-inch Kiwanis pin. Funds are invested, and only the interest earned is used for Foundation programs—your one-time contribution continues to support the Foundation activities year after year. (Kiwanians may hold multiple Life Memberships).

Youth Outreach Program ($200)

This is a way for clubs that do not sponsor a Service Leadership Program (K-Kids, Builders, Key Club or CKI) to help these organizations financially with a contribution each year. Individuals also may contribute to this fund in any amount.

Patron Recognition ($300)

Honor an individual or Kiwanian with a framed certificate, lapel pin, and club banner ribbon. Donations for Patron Recognition go into the general fund.

President’s Circle ($500)

Recognizes individuals and Kiwanis members an engraved desk clock, lapel pin and club banner ribbon. Donations for President’s Circle Recognition go into the general fund.

James Moler – West Virginia ($500)


Founder’s Society ($1,000)

The Founder’s Society is an endowment fund that benefits both Capital District Kiwanis Foundation (CDKF) in general as well as Sponsored Leadership Programs (District CKI, Key Club, Builders, K-Kids). Donations may be by check, gift of appreciated stocks or other financial investment assets, or a bequest in a Will, Trust or Estate Plan. Contributors receive the satisfaction that they are contributing to maintaining a legacy of Kiwanis support for the Capital District; they receive a Founder’s Society Neck Medallion Ribbon, Engraved Shadow Box Display Case, and Founder’s Society lapel pin.

Tablet of Honor ($1,250)

Honor an individual or Kiwanian. The tablet may be sponsored by a Kiwanian, a Kiwanis Club, a spouse or friend. The recipient receives a certificate and Tablet of Honor Plaque. Funds are invested, and only the interest earned is used for general Foundation programs.

Thank you for your generous support to children in the Capital District. The foundation is very grateful that you choose to donate to the Kiwanis cause.