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 We are excited for the 1st quarter of the 2014-2015 Optimist year!

Optimist International Foundation is “Helping Optimists Help OUR Kids” 

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President Mel Betts is ready to help us start the year off strong!

Read Mel’s first quarter message.


We are currently accepting nominations for two open positions on the Foundation Board of Directors!

One position is for a Past International President and the other position is for a Board Member-at-Large.  Find out the requirements of a Board Member or submit a nomination.


Optimist International Foundation envisions a Foundation that can provide significant funding for Optimist International, its youth and service programs and is proudly supported by Optimists their Clubs and the community at large!

1.5 million youth are served annually by programs funded by the Foundation.  The Foundation depends on support from Optimist Clubs and individual Members, the general public, businesses and corporations.


Optimist International Foundation holds the honors of being a BBB Seal-holder, and meets all 20 of the Charity Accountability Standards. BBB Optimist International Foundation