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Happy new Kiwanis year!

Oct 01, 2016
Chia Sing HwangDear friends in Kiwanis,

Happy new Kiwanis year! On behalf of the Kiwanis International Foundation Board of Trustees, thank you for supporting the children of the world through our foundation.

This is an exciting time for me as I become the first non-North American president to represent the Kiwanis International Foundation.

This is also an exciting time for our foundation, which has grown dramatically during the past three years thanks to the strong support of our members. In fact, we awarded grants to support 19 Kiwanis-family programs during the last fiscal year. The generous support of the Kiwanis family helped improve the lives of children in more than 14 districts.

As of today, The Eliminate Project has raised more than US$55 million in paid gifts—surpassing our halfway point. Thousands of Kiwanians have joined the fight to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus—by pledging a gift to The Eliminate Project. Now it’s time to honor those pledges.

Like I said, this is an exciting time. And I am honored to build on the momentum from the last year as your Kiwanis International Foundation president. I have ambitious goals for the coming year, including The Eliminate Project fulfillment and the Kiwanis Children’s Fund.

Remember, this is your foundation. Together, we will continue to change children’s lives… in our own hometowns and around the world.Sing_For web

If you haven’t already, I hope you will sign up for our monthly newsletter. Our goal is to keep you updated on how you are making an impact through the Kiwanis International Foundation—today, tomorrow and forever. As you read the stories, remember that you help make them possible. Through your generosity to the Kiwanis International Foundation, these stories are realities.

It is a true pleasure to serve you as your Kiwanis International Foundation president. Again, thank you for your support.

Chia Sing Hwang
2016‒17 president
Kiwanis International Foundation