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, district governors, secretaries and chairs must help their district meet the following criteria. Lieutenant governors must meet the same criteria within their division.

  • 50 percent club participation. At least 50 percent of the clubs in the district (or division for lieutenant governors) must make an unrestricted gift to the Children’s Fund.
  • A 10 percent increase in giving. Total unrestricted club giving must increase by 10 percent within the district (or division for lieutenant governors). This is based on an average of the previous three administrative years.
  • Minimum total giving. For district governors, secretaries and chairs, the district’s total unrestricted club giving must reach a minimum of US$2,000. For lieutenant governors, the division’s total unrestricted club 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 childrensfund@kiwanis.org or 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 254 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-317-217-6254 (worldwide).