Quarter 1 Update (2019-2020)

Greetings, Capital District Kiwanis members –

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation is hard at work ensuring that we have another successful year assisting our communities, clubs, and local pediatric trauma hospitals. Our work would not be possible without the generous support of you and your clubs. We thank you!

This year, the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation aims to strengthen its publicity and marketing approach to create a more cohesive and streamlined appearance. This will be achieved by working towards the following three goals:

  1. To increase each Kiwanis member’s understanding of the Foundation, its directors and officer team, and its supported projects.
  2. To develop an interest from members and citizens in donating to the Foundation’s projects and causes
  3. To communicate upcoming event dates and deadlines to Kiwanis members and clubs 

Therefore, as we aim to increase each Kiwanis member’s understanding of the Foundation, we will be sending one message per quarter to you, detailing the most important up-and-coming efforts of the Board.

As we find ourselves amid the season for gratitude and giving, your divisional Directors encourage you to assist the Foundation on #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and encourages citizens to give back to non-profit organizations. This year, the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation is fundraising to support our nine pediatric trauma centers throughout Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington, DC. Facebook is again matching donations starting at 8:00 a.m. (EST). Mark your calendar and help us reach our $2,000 goal! Any gift of any size makes a difference.

If you recently made a donation to the Foundation, we invite you to send us a video sharing the personal reasons why you gave back philanthropically. We will be posting these donor stories on our Facebook page to promote #GivingTuesday. Every act of giving has a story. What’s yours? Please send your recorded story to the Foundation at: [email protected] 

Have you liked us on Facebook yet? We encourage you to like our page and become an active contributor.  While you are on the computer, make sure to check out our new website for a complete listing of our Board of Directors, current fundraising initiatives, recognition programs for members (Life Membership, Tablet of Honor, and Founder’s Society), information on our club grant program, and resources for further educating yourself and fellow members on how the Foundation works for clubs and communities.

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation appreciates your support. The Board looks forward to working hard this year to engage every club and every member in fundraising to positively impact citizens throughout our district in the name of Kiwanis!

In-Service Together,

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation 2019-2020 Board