Quarter 4 (2020-2021)

Greetings, Capital District Kiwanis Members –

It is hard to believe that on October 1st, our clubs will be celebrating the start of another Kiwanis New Year! The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation continues to work hard to complete another successful year in assisting our communities, clubs, and local pediatric trauma centers. Given the work that has occurred over the last three months, we are pleased to provide you with another quarterly update.

THANK YOU to everyone who helped support our 2021 Ducky Derby raffle! The Foundation was able to raise $12,881.00 for pediatric trauma! We did not only meet our goal but we SURPASSED our goal! Our top three winners were $750.00 Cash Prize — Susan Nancanon / Seaford Kiwanis Club / Division 5, $500.00 Cash Prize — Cory Fore / Next Generation e-Kiwanis Club / Division 4, and the $250.00 Cash Prize — Rachel Jacobs / Severna Park Kiwanis Club / Division 4.

As we prepare to end and celebrate the Kiwanis service year, many clubs will think about celebrating their members and club leaders. We hope that you will consider bestowing upon them one of the many Foundation honors that are available including life memberships, the Patron Recognition, President’s Circle, Tablet of Honor, or Founder’s Society. Details can be found on our recognition and contribution form located at https://k03.site.kiwanis.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2021/01/Recognition-and-Contribution-Form-Updated-11.2020.pdf

While we are preparing to close out this service year, we are looking forward to 2021-2022. As your club’s Board of Directors continues to plan for a successful year of service in your local community, the Foundation encourages you to apply for a grant. The application cycle is open two times per year and applications are due on September 15th (fall cycle) or March 15th (spring cycle). To read the guidelines and complete an online application form, please visit https://k03.site.kiwanis.org/foundation-grants/

Have you liked us on Facebook yet? We encourage you to like our page and tune into our new Facebook Live series that will air for the first time on Wednesday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. For our first episode, join incoming President, Ed Daley to hear about his 2021-2023 goals for the Foundation. The Facebook Live series will air every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. and will be centered on a different aspect of the Foundation, the board, and the District each week.

Donate today to help our children! Become an inaugural supporter of the Foundation’s sustained giving program which is new for 2021-2022! Sustained giving is a way for Kiwanians committed to serving children to have a district-wide impact. In exchange for the cost of a cup of coffee at Starbucks or a fast-food drive-through restaurant combo or a dinner out each month, sustainers provide a steady stream of income for the foundation. If you don’t already personally contribute annually to the foundation’s work serving children, now is the time to show your commitment. $5, $10, $20, or whatever you can afford regularly adds up to more services for children—scholarships, pediatric trauma support, meals for the needy, books, club grants, and more. Committing is easy! Follow this link to make a one-time or reoccurring donation: https://crm.bloomerang.co/HostedDonation?ApiKey=pub_c681dd58-b980-11eb-ab84-0253c981a9f9&WidgetId=164864

As we conclude the 2020-2021 service year and look to the next, please let the Foundation Board of Directors know how we can best serve your clubs, as well as educate our fellow members. The entire board looks forward to a wonderful 2021-2022 continuing to serve our clubs, district, and world!

In Service Together,

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation 2020-2021 Board