Giving Guidelines

MO-ARK Giving Guidelines for 2020-21

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Foundations and District Youth Funds

Club Budget – $20.00 Per Member Total

The money for the contributions can be taken from either your service fund or administrative fund. Some clubs ask members to each give an extra $20.00 each in their dues. The MO-ARK District requests that you make all these donations in October, November, or December. By doing this during the first quarter of the Kiwanis year, you get it done and are less likely to forget it. Also, it makes the funds available early so the Foundations and Service Leadership organizations can plan wise use of the funds.

Send contributions to:
EARL COLLINS FOUNDATION, $5.00 per Member
Gene Bartley, Secretary, 894 Heather Circle, Conway, AR 72034

Each club that contributes $5.00 per member per year receives an Honor Club banner patch and each club that contributes $10.00 or more per member, per year receives a Distinguished Club Certificate. The contributions must be within the same Earl Collins Foundation fiscal year. The fiscal year for the Earl Collins Foundation begins on August 1 and ends on July 31 of the following year. Each club or individual that contributes $1,000 over a four-year period will be recognized as a Fellow Member or Zimmerman Society Member as per their request. Scholarships are given in each Division to worthy seniors for their college tuition. Consult you Division ECF Trustee for complete information. Find trustee information at moarkkiwanis.net (Foundations)

MO-ARK DISTRICT OUTREACH FUND, $5.00 per Member (New Amount)
Mary Vaughan P.O. Box 115 Saint Charles, MO 63302

Your club won’t receive a patch or points but every penny goes to help Key Clubs, Circle K Clubs, Key Leader, or Kamp Kiwanis in Missouri and Arkansas. However, clubs may designate their contribution for other Service Leadership Programs in the District, such as Builders Club or K-Kids, if desired. These are our youth and worthy of our help.

KIWANIS CHILDREN’S FUND, $10.00 per Member
P.O. Box 6457 – Dept. 286, Indianapolis, IN 46206

With gifts to the Kiwanis International Foundation’s Children’s Fund, donors make an impact on the lives of children near and far. Gifts support grants to Kiwanis clubs, districts and district foundations—allowing them to serve children and communities through projects and initiatives that are close to Kiwanians’ hearts. Gifts also fund Kiwanis’ Service Leadership Programs like Key Leader, Key Club and Circle K.

Today Club honors a club that reaches various per-capita giving average per person. The Kiwanis Loyalty Society honors years of consecutive giving from individuals, clubs and other entities. And the Kiwanis International Foundation President’s Challenge offers recognition opportunities to governors, foundation district chairs and lieutenant governors for helping their districts meet overall giving benchmarks. And 15% of gifts to the Children’s Fund goes back to support the district in the form of a grant. For more information about the Kiwanis International Foundation go online to www.kiwanis.org/childrens fund

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