10 Things the Optimist International Foundation Accomplished in 2018

1

Supported the Optimist International Oratorical World Championship Contest by funding the US and International Regional winners and the top three finishers in the finals totaling $70,000.

3

Supported the development of the 100th Anniversary video, Timeline Booklet, and Special Edition Book.

4

Assisted Clubs in receiving $300,109 in charitable contributions for their own local programs through the Pass Through program.

5

Raised $28,000 to launch the Childhood Health and Wellness program through the Centennial Coin campaign.

7

Paid out $72,493 on endowments for community projects and scholarships.

8

Donated $5,000, along with Commemorative Artwork by Jeff Hanson, to the Louisville Ronald McDonald House.

9

Contributed $51,451 towards the OI Research Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Plus, an additional $69,754 towards a new research effort around pediatric bone marrow transplants.