florida's Children Are Our First Priority

We are your Florida Kiwanis Foundation
Our Leadership

make an impact

Invest in others

Change the world

Our History

Ready to give and to serve others

The Florida Kiwanis Foundation was created in 1971 by Former Kiwanis Governor Robert Thal. He insisted that Ralph Davis be the driving force behind the formation and appointed him president & the bylaws were approved by International on May 3, 1971.

 

Our Leadership

Governors, Kiwanians, and community leaders

Ralph Davis served as the Foundation’s first president until formal elections could be held for his successor, which would be J. Walker Field, the first elected president of the foundation in September 1972. Perhaps the hardest working of all was Robert W. Thal who became the second elected president in September 1973. 

 

Our Present

Preparing a legacy of  world-changers

Today, the strength and diversity of the Foundation has eclipsed its humble beginnings. We have made giant strides forward in an effort to establish permanency in the development and continuity of our youth leadership programs.

 

Our Purpose

To leave a legacy for the children

We are dedicated to supporting Florida Youth to ensure a brighter future and leave a legacy for the children.

The Mission

Help children in need

To enable caring individuals, clubs, and divisions to combine their resources of time, talent, and funds to create a greater impact on the needs of children and families in Florida.

The Vision

Leave an example worth following

Provide a well-supported endowment fund capable of fulfilling the needs of children in Florida for all time.

2017-2022

impact numbers

Students Supported

Scholarships Awarded

Grants Awarded

Hurriance Relief

funding the future

Supporting Our Communities

College scholarships

These funds exist to propel future leaders forward in their educational pursuits and assist with college tuition and financial aid.

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Grants

Matching grants, mini grants, emergency grants, Wil and Rachel Blechman grants, and David and Donna Batelaan grants are available through the Foundation. These grants fund child-focused programs and disaster relief in Florida.

Endowment Fund

Long-term funding to support Service Leadership Programs, scholarships, and Kiwanis Club grants.

Board Members

Officers

Arlene Lewis-Marr

Arlene Lewis-Marr

President

Tommy Mills

Tommy Mills

Immediate Past President

 James Wylie

James Wylie

President Elect

David Roth

David Roth

Vice President

Gwen Leys

Gwen Leys

Secretary

Alex Ralicki

Alex Ralicki

Treasurer

Ali Cacella

Ali Cacella

Executive Director

Dan Borba

Dan Borba

Senior Advisor

Trustees

Sharon Moody

Sharon Moody

Trustee At Large, Past Governor

Prairy Riehl

Prairy Riehl

Ex-Officio Governor

Jeremy Riehl

Jeremy Riehl

Ex-Officio Governor Elect

Tommy Mills

Tommy Mills

Ex-Officio Trustee Vice Governor

Melanie J. Winterheimer

Melanie J. Winterheimer

Ex Officio Trustee, Executive Director

Terence Brotherton

Terence Brotherton

Division 1 Trustee

Keith Forehand, II

Keith Forehand, II

Division 2 Trustee

Kim Mills

Kim Mills

Division 3 Trustee

Thomas R. Weller

Thomas R. Weller

Division 4 Trustee

Steve Arrington

Steve Arrington

Division 5 Trustee

Paige Chase-Novak

Paige Chase-Novak

Division 6 Trustee

Alan Burton

Alan Burton

Division 7 Trustee

Margaret Williams

Margaret Williams

Division 8 Trustee

Richard Chapman

Richard Chapman

Division 9 Trustee

Kathy McDonald

Kathy McDonald

Division 10 Trustee

Cindy Forstall

Cindy Forstall

Division 11 Trustee

Winnie Holland

Winnie Holland

Division 12 Trustee

Jack Turner

Jack Turner

Division 13 Trustee

Dick Nielsen

Dick Nielsen

Division 14 Trustee

Nan Clark

Nan Clark

Division 15 Trustee

Mara Wicklund

Mara Wicklund

Division 16 Trustee

Sally Leitzman

Sally Leitzman

Division 17 Trustee

Jim Finch

Jim Finch

Division 18 Trustee

John Woolston

John Woolston

Division 19 Trustee

Maribeth Lenz

Maribeth Lenz

Division 20 Trustee

Joel Davidson

Joel Davidson

Division 21 Trustee

Jeri Goetz

Jeri Goetz

Division 22 Trustee

Jan Muenzenmaier

Jan Muenzenmaier

Division 23 Trustee

Ingrid Goulbourne

Ingrid Goulbourne

Division 24 Trustee

Carmen Calzon

Carmen Calzon

Division 25 Trustee

Diana Morrell

Diana Morrell

Division 26 Trustee

Tom Freiwald

Tom Freiwald

Division 27 Trustee

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