RECOGNITION

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Yearly Recognition Level

Small gesture, Big impact ! Support the CCOF by making an annual gift of $36.50, a dime a day. This recognition level is an easy way for many members to begin their giving commitment.

Our way to say thank you: receive the Dime-a-day pin by your DFR 

BE PART OF THE CENTURY CIRCLE!
Encourage the CCOF by making an annual gift of $100.
Donors who contribute at this level of recognition are members of the Century Circle.

Our way to say thank you: receive the Century Circle coaster by your DFR

MAKE A STATEMENT!
Support the CCOF by making a gift $250.
Our way to say thank you: get the limited edition ¬collector’s plate by your DFR

You may join the Foundation President’s Club by committing to donate a minimum donation of $250 per year, for 5 years. New members will receive the Foundation President’s Club pin and are invited to attend a special function at the annual International Convention.Click here for more information on the Foundation President’s Club.

BECOME A FRIENDS OF TODAY
Support the CCOF by making a donation of $500.
Donors who contribute at this level of recognition become what we call Friends of Today of the CCOF.

Our way to recognize your generosity: receive a signed, limited edition lithograph depicting a group of children with a smile by your DFR 

Special Recognition

BECOME A CHRISTIAN D. LARSON PARTNER!
As Optimists, we live by the Optimist Creed written by Christian D. ­Larson. To honor the author of such a great Creed, a level of recognition was adopted in 2006. For an annual gift of $1,000, participants can become Members of the Christian D. Larson Partners for following the Creed and helping fund the Foundation’s mission through their personal giving.

Guidelines

  1. Christian D. Larson Partners receive a plaque presented by the DFR (if a Member), mailed if not.
  2. Memberships are available to individuals (not couples, not Clubs) only – but may be given by a club, by an individual or in honor/in memory of someone.
  3. Individual Members may or may not be Members of Optimist ­International.
  4. Donors may combine multiple unrestricted gifts in one Optimist fiscal year to achieve the $1,000 level.
  5. However, the Membership number will be assigned on the date of the gift reaching the $1,000 ­contribution.
  6. Gifts must be for the unrestricted use of the respective Foundation.
  7. Gifts are credited to the writer of the check and included in ­recognition totals.
  8. Memberships became available on gifts beginning July 5, 2006. Past gifts do not apply.
  9. Memberships are numbered.
  10. Membership numbers are assigned on the date actual checks, cash or stock are received by the Foundations’ bank or brokerage accounts – not based on pledge date.
  11. Membership numbers should be assigned irrespective of OIF, CCOF or FOEC. Example: Member 20 might give to CCOF and Member 21 might give to OIF.

The Optimist International Foundations introduced the William H. ­Harrison Society in 2001. The organization is named after the first ­Optimist International President, William H. Harrison, whose drive and determination helped propel Optimist International into a premier ­service organization.

The Foundations’ Boards of Directors created this Society as a special way to recognize the Major Donors of the Foundations.

To become a Member of the Society, life-to-date giving to the Optimist ­International Foundations must be $10,000 or more. Annual ­contributions of $1,000 are required to maintain Membership in the Society. ­Members of the Society will be invited to attend a recognition dinner with the Foundations’ Boards of Directors at the International Convention.

The Donor is automatically in the Society when meeting the criteria.

Guidelines

  1. Donor must have a life-to-date of $10,000 and contribute $1,000 annually to the Foundation.
  2. Not a pledge program; the Member must have contributed the actual dollars to become a Member.
  3. Members of the Society are invited to a recognition dinner with the OIF/CCOF Boards of Directors at the International Convention.
  4. Must continue to contribute $1,000 annually to remain an active member.
  5. Members receive a ribbon noting their Membership in Society to be worn with Convention badge.
Pay tribute to a loved one by making a gift to their honor or to their memory.
You can also highlight the work of your Club President , Lieutenant-Governor, Governor or Vice-President by making a donation to their honor.
For a donation of $ 100 or more, you may request a personalized banner patch.

Lifetime Recognition

The foundation recognize the invaluable and continuous support of its donors

Distinctive Benefactor pins with precious stones, each representing lifetime donations level achieved, are presented to the donors by their DFR.

Yearly Recognition Level

SMALL GESTURE, BIG IMPACT !
Support the CCOF by making an annual gift of $365, a dollar a day.
This recognition level is an easy way to begin your club’s giving commitment.

Show that your club did its part: receive the 365 banner patch by your DFR

BECOME A FRIENDS OF TODAY
Support the CCOF by making a donation of $500.
Clubs who contribute at this level of recognition become what we call Friends of Today of the CCOF.

Our way to recognize your generosity: club receive a signed, limited edition lithograph depicting a group of children with a smile by your DFR

Special Recognition

Pay tribute to a loved one by making a gift to their honor or to their memory.
You can also highlight the work of your Club President , Lieutenant-Governor, Governor or Vice-President by making a donation to their honor.
For a donation of $ 100 or more, you may request a personalized banner patch.

Year End Recognition

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At the end of the Optimist year , the club receives two batches ; one indicating the level of donations achieved by the clubs and its members, the other indicating the optimist year. The level of donations represents the average of all unrestricted donations from the members of the club and the club itself. The first level is $ 5 per member, the second is $ 10 per member and the subsequent levels are multiples of 10 (20, 30 , 40, 50 …

Lifetime Recognition

The foundation recognize the invaluable and continuous support of its donors

Benefactor_PatchDistinctive Benefactor banner patch, each representing lifetime donations level achieved, are presented to the club by your DFR.

Yeard End Recognition

IMG_0075At the end of the Optimist year, the district receives three batches: one indicating the level of donations achieved by the clubs and the members of the district, another one indicating the name of the District Foundation Representative (DFR) and the last one indicating name the Governor.
The level of donations represents the total of all unrestricted donations from the members and the clubs of the district.
The levels of donations that the CCOF recognize are the following: $25,000; $50,000; $75,000.