Annual Fund Drive

Each year the Foundation runs its State Fund Drive from May 1 through April 30 (the "current year"). District Drive Directors canvas their clubs by mail and personally, signing up Life Members and logging in other donations. Contributions from clubs and non-Lions go into the General Fund; Life Memberships, Memorials and Bequests go into the Custodian Fund. By policy, in any year, the Foundation spends only money raised the previous year.

The Foundation Board of Directors has set fundraising goals for the Florida Lions Clubs at a total of $220,000.00 for 2012-2013. Funds donated by the clubs, when placed along with monies received from interest on the Custodian Fund, will make up our entire budget for next year (2013-2014).

Custodian Fund

This fund was set up as a Trust - no withdrawals of principal are permitted. It generates interest and dividends that are the basis for the annual budget from which the Foundation pays for projects or makes grants to other organizations. All other Florida Lions entities started with substantial grants from the Foundation.

Life Membership Program

Life Membership in the Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind, Inc. can be obtained in four steps:

Life Member ($100)
Life Member Builder ($150--Total of $250)
Life Member Patron ($250--Total $500)
Life Member Grand Lion ($500--Total of $1,000)

The Life Membership Pin Program form can be downloaded and printed by clicking here...

Your recognition grows with your gift to the Florida Lions Foundation Custodial fund. The interest from all funds raised by this project will be used perpetually to help the blind of MD-35.

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General Fund

This fund accrues interest and only the principal is withdrawn and spent. It pays operating expenses and contingencies and is applied to projects as needed.


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