Marc Katz
Newly Elected OIF Board Member
October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2022

From Marc;
Having been a supporter of the Optimist International Foundation since joining the organization over 20 years ago and having served numerous years as my Club Foundation Representative and twice as the Michigan District Foundation Representative I would welcome the opportunity to serve the members of Optimist International Foundation as a Board Member. I would like to help the Foundation build its corpus so that additional scholarship opportunities can made available to the youth that we serve. My experience of serving on other Boards allows me to understand how Boards function and to bring those skills to the Foundation Board.


My background as a School Board member and as an Optimist International Board Member has given me the opportunity to learn and to manage budgets of over $200,000,000 in assets, to control spending and to make sure that dollars are being spent in an appropriate manner.

I am a Presidents Club Member, Christian D. Larson Partner, William H. Harrison Society Member, Friend of Tomorrow, Women’s Philanthropy Council, Lifetime Recognition, Bronze Benefactor Level. Served as a District Foundation Representative in 2006-2007 and 2010-201, between the two terms helped the District raise almost $65,000 in unrestricted funds.

I have served or am currently serving, OI BOD (2013-2016), OI VP (2009-2010), Governance Committee Chair (2011-2012), Michigan District Governor (2003-2004), Pension Committee Chair (2016-2018), Leadership Development Committee (2007-2009), Certified Trainer Verification Committee Chair 2017-2018.