Duck Derby Tickets Available

You can now download the Duck Derby Tickets for the 2020-2021 year. The drawing will take place in August 2021 at the House of Delegates on Saturday. We hope that you will support the foundation in purchasing the tickets and wish you the best of luck!

Check Given to The Children’s Inn at NIH

Our Directors for Division 2 and 3 presented The Children’s Inn at NIH with our annual financial gift. The Children’s Inn is one of nine pediatric trauma centers the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation supports annually. We are happy to be making a difference in the lives of children all through our communities!

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

2019 Ducky Derby Winners

Winners list for the 2020 Ducky Derby Drawing for the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation. Drawing held at 7pm, 29 August 2020, at the home of Charles Marks, Chairman, 2020 Ducky Derby. In attendance was Robin Marks, Lt. Governor, Division 5 and Jessica Main, Treasurer, Kiwanis Club of Dover, DE. The event was held live on the Foundation Facebook Page.

$500.00 Cash Prize

  • Warren Letzsch, Ellicott City Kiwanis Club

$400.00 Cash Prize

  • Ben Farmer, Old Point Comfort Kiwanis Club

$300.00 Cash Prize

  • Bull Run-Mananas Kiwanis Club

$200.00 Cash Prize

  • Warren Letzsch, Ellicott Club Kiwanis Club

$100.00 Cash Prize

  • Martha Nichols, Loch Raven Kiwanis Club

$100.00 Hyett E-Card

  • Leesburg Kiwanis Club

$50.00 Home Depot Card

  • Ed Schumacher, Williamsburg Kiwanis Club

$50.00 Visa Gift Card

  • Virginia Geoffrey, Arlington Kiwanis Club

$50.00 Buffalo Wild Wings Card

  • Don Dudey, Reisterstown Kiwanis Club

$50.00 Mastercard Gift Card

  • Donna Riley, Westminster Kiwanis Club

$50.00 Target Card

  • Far East Kiwanis Club

$50.00 Visa Card

  • Jack Luck, Ashland Kiwanis Club

$50.00 Walmart Card

  • Cheri Hartman, Roanoke Kiwanis Club

$25.00 Visa/$25.00 Mastercard

  • Michael McEnoy, Roanoke Kiwanis Club

$50.00 Darden Card

  • Leesburg Kiwanis Club

$50.00 Visa Card

  • Patricia Blume, Loch Raven Kiwanis Club

$50.00 Master Card

  • Jim Van Hoozier, Christianburg Kiwanis Club

4 $10.00 Lowe’s Cards

  • Sly Bowser, Arlington Kiwanis Club

Survey- Ducky Derby

Over the last several years, the Foundation’s Board of Directors have labored to realign the board’s operations in order to make better use of the resources we have. The Ducky Derby has seen many changes over the last six years; however, we cannot continue to provide support to the local pediatric trauma centers associated with the Capital District without your help! The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation Board of Directors would like your input to continue making positive changes to the Ducky Derby! Please participate in the survey to provide your opinions and ideas! All responses are due by June 1, 2020. Thank you for your time and help!

Quarter 2 Update (2019-2020)

Greetings, Capital District Kiwanis Members –

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation hopes each of you, as well as your families, are staying safe and healthy amid the circumstances that face our world at this moment in time.

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation continues to work hard to execute 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.

At the February meeting of the Foundation, we were pleased to vote on three grant applications that were submitted during our fall process. The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg was awarded $5,000 towards their Kids Imagination Studio; the Kiwanis Club of Blacksburg, VA was awarded $800 for their music program; and the Kiwanis Club of Waynesboro was awarded $5,000 for their literacy program. Each of these clubs will be featured on our Facebook page as their projects evolve. The Foundation will consider all grant requests that were submitted by March 15th at the May meeting. If your club is looking for financial assistance, please check out how you can receive a grant from the Foundation by reading our website at https://k03.site.kiwanis.org/foundation-grants/

Help us make a splash of cash for pediatric trauma! It is time again for the Ducky Derby! The Ducky Derby Chairman, Mr. Charles Marks, has set a goal of raising $11,500 this year. We did it last year and we can do it again! The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the House of Delegates on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Capital District Kiwanis Convention. You do not need to be present to win, but you do need to have a ticket in the drum! Tickets will continue to be sold throughout the spring and summer. If you are in need of tickets, please contact your division’s foundation director or contact Ducky Derby Chair, Charles Marks at Charles.marks4@verizon.net.

The Ducky Derby has seen many changes over the last six years; however, we cannot continue to provide support to the local pediatric trauma centers associated with the Capital District without your help! The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation Board of Directors would like your input to continue making positive changes to the Ducky Derby! Please participate in a survey located at https://k03.site.kiwanis.org/ducky-derby-raffle-survey/ to provide your opinions and ideas! All responses are due by June 1, 2020.

As a reminder, the Foundation is now a participant in the Amazon Smiles Program and would love your support as you online shop during this social distancing period! You can shop on Amazon for all of your needs and 0.5% of your total will be donated back to the Foundation. We appreciate any and all support that you are able to provide! Have you liked us on Facebook yet? (https://www.facebook.com/capitaldistrictkiwanisfoundation/) We encourage you to like our page and become an active contributor. While you are on the computer, make sure to check out our website to access resources for further educating yourself and fellow members on how the Foundation works for clubs and communities.

The Board is working hard this year to engage every club and every member in fundraising to positively impact citizens throughout our district in the name of Kiwanis! With that, if you have any ideas or feedback, please send them to cdkiwanisfoundation@gmail.com.

In Service Together,

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation 2019-2020 Board

Quarter 1 Update (2019-2020)

Greetings, Capital District Kiwanis members –

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation is hard at work ensuring that we have another successful year assisting our communities, clubs, and local pediatric trauma hospitals. Our work would not be possible without the generous support of you and your clubs. We thank you!

This year, the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation aims to strengthen its publicity and marketing approach to create a more cohesive and streamlined appearance. This will be achieved by working towards the following three goals:

1.       To increase each Kiwanis member’s understanding of the Foundation, its directors and officer team, and its supported projects.

2.       To develop an interest from members and citizens in donating to the Foundation’s projects and causes

3.       To communicate upcoming event dates and deadlines to Kiwanis members and clubs 

Therefore, as we aim to increase each Kiwanis member’s understanding of the Foundation, we will be sending one message per quarter to you, detailing the most important up-and-coming efforts of the Board.

As we find ourselves amid the season for gratitude and giving, your divisional Directors encourage you to assist the Foundation on #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and encourages citizens to give back to non-profit organizations. This year, the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation is fundraising to support our nine pediatric trauma centers throughout Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington, DC. Facebook is again matching donations starting at 8:00 a.m. (EST). Mark your calendar and help us reach our $2,000 goal! Any gift of any size makes a difference.

If you recently made a donation to the Foundation, we invite you to send us a video sharing the personal reasons why you gave back philanthropically. We will be posting these donor stories on our Facebook page to promote #GivingTuesday. Every act of giving has a story. What’s yours? Please send your recorded story to the Foundation at: cdkiwanisfoundation@gmail.com 

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.

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation appreciates your support. The Board looks forward to working hard this year to engage every club and every member in fundraising to positively impact citizens throughout our district in the name of Kiwanis!

In-Service Together,

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation 2019-2020 Board 

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