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LCIF Newsletter

LCIF Newsletter


Lions Will Change the World

Lions, my time as the chairman of Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has been an experience I’ll never forget. In my travels, I’ve witnessed such strong character in Lions, something that does not surprise me, but is still incredible to see in action. Selflessness, perseverance, dedication, and compassion are the words that come to mind when thinking about the character of a Lion.

I want to extend my gratitude to all Lions. The life-changing service projects we perform would not be possible without you. I am consistently in awe of your outstanding dedication to service. The world is a better place because of your efforts, and it does not go unnoticed.

Speaking of making the world a better place, LCIF now has even more ways to empower the service of Lions. We’re launching two new grant opportunities, Leo Grants and District and Club Community Impact Grants, which you can read more about on LCIF.org. We’re also expanding our global causes to include diabetes, childhood cancer, the environment and hunger in addition to sight, youth, disaster relief and humanitarian service. All of this will be made possible by our most ambitious capital fundraising campaign yet. I encourage you to watch for more information soon on how you can be a part of this effort and empower the service of Lions.

As I reflect on the last year, I feel confident that Lions will continue to lead humanitarian causes with strength, compassion, and urgency. Remember, where there is a need, there is a Lion. Whether your own community needs a helping hand, or a community across the world is in need, Lions can work together to change someone’s life for the better.


Chancellor Bob Corlew
Past International President, Lions Clubs International Foundation

Exciting New Grant Projects Approved

More than 50 new grant projects were approved at the May Board of Trustees meeting, including projects in every constitutional area. Diabetes, Lions’ new signature cause, was the focus of several grants, including one to establish camps and support groups for adolescents in Romania. In Wisconsin, USA, a grant was approved to purchase equipment for a cancer unit at a children’s hospital. A grant awarded to Lions in Japan will help expand a school in Bangladesh. In addition, LCIF and Special Olympics International agreed to renew their partnership until 2023, which means expanding upon the global activities that serve Special Olympics athletes and promote inclusion. These are just a few examples of the life-changing projects Lions are organizing around the world with support from LCIF.


Share Your Passion for LCIF

There is an exciting new way for you to be involved with LCIF at the local level. By serving as a Club LCIF Coordinator, you can be an ambassador for LCIF in your Lions club. You will share stories about the Foundation’s work, motivate fellow Lions to support LCIF, and further LCIF’s mission. With support from your District Coordinator and LCIF staff, you will help shape the future of LCIF. Talk to your club president today if you are interested in becoming a Club LCIF Coordinator.


Celebrate with 50th Anniversary Merchandise & Stories from the Heart

Lions Clubs International Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Exclusive anniversary merchandise is now available in the LCI Store. From coffee mugs to tote bags, portfolios to silk scarves, you can celebrate in style with fashionable gear all year long. In addition, purchase your copy of “Stories from the Heart: Lions Serving the World One Person at a Time.” Written by Past International Director and currentLCIF Trustee Robert Littlefield, this book relays how service to those in need transforms lives and gives individuals a sense of purpose. All proceeds from the book go to LCIF.




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