Most people are aware of the Kiwanis Club. Sort of. Precious few know what the 102-year-old organization actually does.
The mission of the Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis Inc., on behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis, is to build a better community through charitable giving and service projects that focus on youth in the Indianapolis area.
Organizations like Kiwanis boost awareness of international needs, which otherwise rank low on Americans' giving priorities.
Matthew Morris will oversee fund raising for the world service project that Indianapolis-based Kiwanis will announce
Representatives of three international organizations will visit Indianapolis-based Kiwanis International this week to make
their cases to become its next worldwide cause—and the beneficiary of tens of millions of dollars the organization could
raise with help from its 600,000 members.
President Obama is talking up volunteerism, and some not-for-profits are hustling to make sure they reap the benefits of
the high-profile pitch. The Nature Conservancy and Indianapolis-based Kiwanis International were among the first
organizations to announce their support of Obama’s summer service initiative, United We Serve, which kicked off June
22 and runs through Sept. 11.