Quarter 1 Foundation Mission: Seeking, receiving and managing funds and real personal property for the benefit of Optimist International and its Member Clubs in its charitable, literary and educational activities. The Foundation as a Partner Our Mission- solely for the benefit of Clubs and Members. Our Focus- provide supportive services to Clubs as they undertake their mission in their community Our Motto- ‘Helping Optimists Help Kids’ The Charitable Side of OI The Foundation is a 501(C)3 charitable organization Gifts made through the Foundation are tax-deductible if used for a charitable, literary, or educational purpose Your Club is Not Alone Fundraising with a Partner Ways the Foundation can Help: The Foundation is available to help identify fundraising opportunities and utilize best-practices Foundation Volunteers and staff are in place to help Who Can Help? Club Foundation Representative District Foundation Representative Foundation Committees The Foundation Board of Directors Foundation Staff Join Us. Give Today. 1 in 20 The number of Optimist that contributed to the Foundation last year. Join us in changing this number. Consider making a gift today. Thank You! For more information, please visit www.oifoundation.org.