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 below criteria.
Donor must have a life-to-date of $10000 and contribute $1000 annually to the Foundation.
Not a pledge program; the Member must have contributed the actual dollars to become a Member.
Members of the Society are invited to a recognition dinner with the OIF/OIFC Boards of Directors at the International Convention.
Must continue to contribute $1000 annually to remain a Member.
Members receive a ribbon noting their Membership in Society to be worn with Convention badge.