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.

Less than 5% of our membership donate to the CCOF. If every Canadian member gave a dime a day, we would raise $503,773.00 this year!

Just think of all the things we could do for the children.

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

MAKE A STATEMENT!
Support the CCOF by committing to donate a minimum of $250 per year, for 5 years. New members will receive the Foundation President’s Club pin and every member will be invited to attend a special function at the annual Optimist International Convention.

Click here for more information on the Foundation President’s Club.

BECOME A FRIEND OF THE FOUNDATION.
Support the CCOF by making a donation of $500.

Our way to recognize your generosity: receive a certificate signed by the CCOF President. 

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 donation 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 FRIEND OF THE FOUNDATION
Support the CCOF by making a donation of $500.

Our way to recognize your generosity: receive a certificate signed by the CCOF President.

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 banner appliqués ; one indicating the level of donations achieved by the Club 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 $ 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 appliqués, each representing lifetime donations level achieved, are presented to the club by your DFR.

Year 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.

REVISING OUR RECOGNITION POLICY

In February 2019, the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation sent a survey to every Canadian Optimist Club and Canadian Optimist Member. We asked for suggestions on how we can improve and they responded. (Click here to read the report.)

This is why the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation Board of Directors has revised the Recognition policies to better suit our donors’ needs and wishes. We have modified the recognition process as its stands today to move it in the 21st century.

On June 17th, 2019, these motions were voted by the Ad Hoc Recognition Committee:

Motion to disband the Century Circle Coaster, the Plates in recognition of a $250 gift, the Friends of Today Prints, in respond to the survey.
Jean-Claude St-Onge moved, Rod McKendrick seconded.
Carried.

Motion to send a personalized thank you letter to all donors of $20 or more and a certificate to the donors of $500 or more.
Rod McKendrick moved, Jean-Claude St-Onge seconded.
Carried.

The results of the survey were prepared and analyzed at no cost by an independent firm. We would like to thank Frankie Jordan, of Jordan Consulting (Regina, SK) for her work.