Supported the Optimist International Oratorical World Championship Contest by funding the US and International winners totaling $65,000.
Paid out $297,731 to Clubs utilizing the Club Campaign program and added an additional $46,063 in interest to Club Campaign funds.
Launched the Disaster Relief Program to assist Clubs in rebuilding their communities.
Assisted Clubs in receiving $373,633 in charitable contributions for their own local programs through the Pass Through program.
Increased unrestricted giving over the previous year by 4%.
Sent 126 students off to college with Optimist International oratorical, essay, and CCDHH scholarships totaling $358,500.
Paid out $88,467 on endowments for community projects and scholarships.
Ended the year with 205 Members to the Women’s Philanthropy Council, which will fund two scholarships and two Club grants in 2019.
Contributed $53,420 towards the OI Research Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Plus, an additional $77,000 towards a new research effort around pediatric bone marrow transplants.
Helped 381 Optimists help 9,046 children and their families by awarding 21 Club Grants including 1 grant to a Club in Africa.