The President's Challenge

The President’s Challenge is issued each year by the Kiwanis Children’s Fund president. It challenges district governors, district secretaries, lieutenant governors and the Children’s Fund district chairs to promote and support the Children’s Fund within each club, division and district.

To meet the President’s Challenge during their term, leaders must help their district or division meet the following criteria:

  • 50 percent club participation. At least 50 percent of the clubs in the district or division must make an unrestricted gift to the Children’s Fund.
  • A 10 percent increase in giving. The district or division’s total unrestricted club giving must increase by 10 percent, based on an average of the previous three administrative years.
  • Minimum total giving. For district-level leaders (governors, secretaries and chairs), the district’s total club giving must reach a minimum of US$2,000. For lieutenant governors, the division’s total unrestricted giving must reach a minimum of US$750.

Each year, those who meet the challenge are recognized with a personal gift of appreciation from the Kiwanis Children’s Fund president.

The President’s Challenge does not include planned gifts, gifts to The Eliminate Project, gifts to the disaster relief fund or any other restricted gifts.

If you have a question about the President’s Challenge, contact us at or 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 254 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-317-217-6254 (worldwide).