Quarter 4 Update (2019-2020)

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! Before we embark on a new service year, the Foundation President, Mr. Mike Dasovich, would like to express his appreciation to each club and Kiwanis member.

“My fellow Kiwanians of the Capital District, we joined Kiwanis for various reasons.  In the end, we come together to lend a helping hand to “Serve the Children of the World.”  I would like to personally thank you for all that you have done supporting the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation (CDKF) during this extremely difficult second half of our 2019-2020 year.  The COVID-19 pandemic forced our Kiwanis members/clubs into difficult financial times.  Through your generosity, the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation is able to continue to assist people in need, particularly young people; to assist worthy youth in attaining vocational excellence; and to aid people with disabilities in carrying out happy, useful lives.

From April 2015 through July 2020 your generous donations of $87,431.95 supported numerous clubs through the Foundation’s grant program, stretching across the Capital District.   This Kiwanis year, 2019-2020, the Foundation provided $25,000.00 in grants to clubs.

Your club donations provided $9,321.00 from 79 Capital District clubs and once again, I say, “Thank You” for reaching down deep into your pockets in supporting the Foundation’s “Ducky Derby” with ticket sales netting well over $10,000.00 which will assist our continued support of the nine Pediatric Hospitals and Centers.

I am truly humbled by your generosity and promise that as Capital District Kiwanis Foundation President, along with my phenomenal Board of Directors, we will push the limits of the Foundation to do all that we can to support the children of the Capital District given the uncertainty the future holds for all of us. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

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.

As we conclude the 2019-2020 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. As Mike said, “Thank you, thank you, thank you!” The entire board looks forward to a wonderful 2020-2021 continuing to serve our clubs, district, and world!

In Service Together,

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation 2019-2020 Board