From President Jim – The Foundation had a very successful board meeting on February 15th in Orlando. Alison (Ali) Cacella was introduced as our new executive director. Please welcome her to our Team. Congratulations to longtime Trustee Div 19 Bruce Boyd who is our latest Ralph Davis Fellow, presented his $1,000 check to fully fund his RD obligation. The BOT voted to transfer our investments to USBank of Palm Beach County. This team includes a Private Wealth Consultant, Wealth Management Advisor, Portfolio, Personal Trust Officer, Wealth Planner and a Personal Trust Officer assigned to our account. Stay tuned for our press release announcing the Wil & Rachel Blechman Fund which has been created to allow the foundation to provide grants to young children ages 0 – 5 years. Thus far we have a great start in donations and pledges.

From Ex. Dir. Alison – Friends of the Foundation – We are excited to be holding our next Friend of the Foundation (FOF) members’ giveaway in August at DCON 2020. Have you become a Friend of the Foundation as yet? If not, don’t worry, it is not too late. With the annual gift of $120, you can support Florida youth through the Foundation’s many programs. In addition, all FOF members receive a pin and are eligible for exclusive giveaways and special events. Facebook Spotlight – the FKF has launched our official Facebook page! In upcoming weeks, we plan to highlight and honor our Board and Trustee members. Please take a few minutes to visit our Facebook page, then email us sharing your experiences with the Foundation – a memorable Kiwanis moment, a fun fact about yourself or your club, how long you have been a member and a Kiwanis action photo of yourself.

Grants Updates – February mini grant awardees were KC of Margate Coconut Creek for back pack meals in multiple elementary schools; KC of Zephyrhills for weekend back pack meals for children in Pasco County; KC of Oviedo-Winter Springs for a Water Watchers water safety program to prevent child drownings; and, KC of Top of the Bay to cover the cost of signage for a day at the zoo for kids with special needs.

Trustee News March 2020

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