Mission, Vision, History
The mission of the Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation is to raise, manage, and distribute funds to support programs of Ohio District Kiwanis family organizations for the improvement of lives of individuals.
Our vision is to extend your Kiwanis impact. We strive to make sure your gift helps children in many communities and in many ways. And we succeed by holding fast to a set of core values.
- Stewardship. We are committed to meeting and sustaining donors’ confidence that our foundation will invest their contributions wisely and distribute them in keeping with the values inherent in Kiwanis
- Transparency. We adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights to treat all constituents fairly and ethically and to be above board in all of our dealings.
- Legacy. We give donors the opportunity to leave a lasting mark on the world.
- Trust. Through the integrity of our actions, we seek to earn and maintain the trust of our Kiwanis family and all stakeholders. Your gifts reflect your hope for children’s lives—and your trust in us. So we strive to earn that trust. We share records and reports that document gifts, grants and the people we serve.
The Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation was established in 1982 as a charitable not for profit corporation which accepts gifts from various sources to help the needs of the Ohio Kiwanis community.
All active, privileged, and senior members of the Ohio District of Kiwanis are automatically voting members of the Foundation which is governed by a Board of Trustees.
Funds earmarked for specific projects will be collected and distributed only to those projects. Funds which are not designated for specific projects are invested and only the proceeds of these investments may be used to help meet our mission. In accordance with IRS statute 501(c)3, donations, gifts, bequests of money or property to the Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation are tax-exempt.
Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation Leadership - Past to Present
Year President Secretary Treasurer Executive Director
1982 Gov Bill Hewson Dwight Snyder Dwight Snyder
1983 Gov Bob Lynch Dwight Snyder Dwight Snyder
1984 Gov Walter Sellers Dwight Snyder Dwight Snyder
1985 Gov Dale Leach Dwight Snyder Dwight Snyder
1986 Gov Preston Forbes Dwight Snyder Dwight Snyder
1987 Michael Hennessey Ed Tate Richard Jorkasky
1988 James Kimmel Dwight Snyder Bill Kopp
1989 Dale Leach Jim Tolson Jim Tolson
1990 Dale Leach Jim Tolson Jim Tolson
1991 Dale Leach Jim Tolson Jim Tolson
1992 Clifford Houk Jim Tolson Jim Tolson
1993 Clifford Houk Carole Harris Carole Harris
1994 Dave Kelch Carole Harris Carole Harris
1995 Dave Kelch William Irwin William Irwin
1996 Bill Sharp Jim Leandavic Jim Lendavic
1997 Ray Wise Jim Leandavic Jim Lendavic
1998 Lillie Johnston Dave Whiteman Dave Whiteman
1999 Tom Gipson Dave Whiteman Dave Whiteman
2000 Tom Gipson Dave Whiteman Dave Whiteman
2001 Lillie Johnston Dave Whiteman Dave Whiteman
2002 Tom Miller Dave Whiteman Dave Whiteman
2003 Leroy Martin Dave Whiteman Dave Whiteman
2004 Dean Cole Jean Forbes Jean Forbes Alan Penn
2005 Dean Cole Jean Forbes Jean Forbes Alan Penn
2006 Chuck Holtzman Jean Forbes Jean Forbes Alan Penn
2007 John Millar Jean Forbes Jean Forbes Alan Penn
2008 Barb Smith Jean Forbes Jean Forbes Ted Coons
2009 Al Allender Jean Forbes Jean Forbes Ted Coons
2010 Randy Beard Jean Forbes Jean Forbes Ted Coons
2011 Bob Williams Jean Forbes Jean Forbes Ted Coons
2012 Bill Flinta Jean Forbes Jean Forbes Leroy Martin
2013 Doug Huth Jean Forbes Jean Forbes Leroy Martin
2014 Katherine Karpus Jean Forbes Jean Forbes Leroy Martin
2015 Vee Reifsnyder Karen Hagerman Travis Humphrey Alan Penn
2016 Dave Kuhn Karen Hagerman Travis Humphrey Alan Penn
2017 Tim Cornelius Brandi Bowen Travis Humphrey Alan Penn
2018 Richard Brulotte Brandi Bowen Travis Humphrey Alan Penn
2019 Dave Kuhn Brandi Bowen Travis Humphrey Alan Penn
2020 Steve Vrooman Brandi Bowen Travis Humphrey Alan Penn
2021 Jason Miller Brandi Bowen Travis Humphrey Alan Penn