Paid out $246,164 to Clubs utilizing the Club Campaign program and added an additional $10,175 in interest to Club Campaign funds.
Supported the launch of the Optimist International Oratorical World Championship Contest through commitment of start-up funding.
Helped 269 Optimists help 5,285 children and their families by awarding 20 Club Grants across the U.S.
Contributed $40,908 towards the Optimist International Research Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Johns Hopkins.
Provided $100 grants to New Clubs with 25 members or more to help conduct a service project.
Assisted Clubs in receiving $247,492 in charitable contributions for their own local programs through the Pass Through program.
Sent 128 students to college with Optimist International oratorical, essay, and CCDHH scholarships totaling $295,500.
Paid $40,472 on endowments for community projects and scholarships.
Assisted Clubs in donating $68,244 in charitable contributions to their own local Childhood Cancer organizations and hospitals.
Ended the year with 178 Members to the Women’s Philanthropy Council, which will fund two scholarships and two Club grants in 2017.