San Diego Kiwanis Club Foundation, Inc.


The Kiwanis Club of San Diego works in concert with the San Diego Kiwanis Club Foundation, Inc. (the ‘Foundation’).  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) foundation incorporated in California that annually provides more than $250,000 to projects and organizations in the community.

The primary purpose of the San Diego Kiwanis Club Foundation is to provide a means for members and others to provide charitable contributions and to ensure those contributions are utilized in accordance with the Foundation’s guidelines as well as state and federal law.

Annual Member Contributions

We appreciate the spirit of volunteerism and support for the Foundation by all members of the Kiwanis Club and hope you will help us reach 100% participation in our 2023-2024 pledge drive. Please send your annual contribution to the Foundation by clicking on the Donation button below.

Team Budgets

Each year the Kiwanis Club teams prepare their annual budgets and these budgets are presented to the Kiwanis Club Board of Directors. The Club board then proposes a budget to the Foundation board to meet the team requests.

The Foundation board reviews the charitable requests and approves those requests that meet the guidelines for appropriate use of those funds.

Guidelines For Use of Foundation Funds

Funds of the San Diego Kiwanis Club Foundation must be used for charitable, educational, religious or other youth related activities, as provided by the Bylaws of the Kiwanis Club and the Foundation, and must also be consistent with provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and the California Revenue and Taxation Code to preserve the Foundation’s tax-exempt status.  These are general guidelines – reasonable variations may be considered by the Foundation Trustees.

  • Funds should be used primarily for charitable purposes involving the Club, Club teams and Club members, rather than being a conduit for contributions to other worthy community causes.
  • Generally, priority should be given to using funds for projects where the assistance of other agencies is not readily available.
  • To permit maximum use of funds granted, emphasis should be more on donations to groups and less on individuals.
  • Generally, funds should be applied to advance the goals, aims or objectives of the individual or group donee, rather than be used for administrative expenses.
  • A specific objective for the use of funds is more desirable that a broader one.
  • The use of funds should be limited primarily to the geographic area of the County of San Diego, but may be applied to other geographic locations as determined by the Foundation Trustees.
  • Donation recipients should be required to provide public recognition of the fact that the Club and Foundation are the source of the donation when feasible; this is particularly the case when capital donations are made and a plaque of acknowledgment may be appropriate. The Club and Foundation may be reluctant to make a contribution where this is not possible.
  • Scholarship awards will be made under the supervision of the Scholarship Team, following the Foundation’s criteria and guidelines.
  • Funds may not be given to or used for individual Club or Foundation members or their relatives.
  • Except in unusual circumstances, contributions to government agencies should be avoided.
  • Contributions for capital improvements should be infrequent.

Team member requests for foundation funds or expense reimbursement should be in writing on the following forms and submitted to

Link to Check Request + Reimbursement Form 

2023-2024 Officers

Gordon Boerner, President

Claire LeBeauVice President

Karina Sousa, Secretary

Doug Frost, Treasurer & CFO

Board of Trustees:

Class of 2024 Class of 2025 Class of 2026
Gordon BoernerCarl NettletonJames Floros
Chuck DayJay JeffcoatDoug Frost
Karina Sousa
Claire LeBeau
Brian Krause

Kiwanis Club President, Steve Morris

Scholarship Chair, Brittany Curran

Foundation Past Presidents

2021-22 David Jay 2000-01 Jim Ledwith 1979-80 Richard L. Haugh 1959 Dr. Cunningham
2020-21 Victor Bianchini 1999-99 Jim Polak 1978-79 Griff J. Hayes 1958 Dr. Cecil D. Hardesty
2019-20 Jim Floros 1998-99 Wilbur Shigehara 1977-78 Jack M. Templeton 1957 Norman D. Ferguson
2018-19 Justin Frisco 1997-98 Don McKee 1976-77 Donald F. Osgood 1956 Dr. Roy French Kidd
2017-18 Daniel Williams 1996-97 Charles Kakos 1975-76 Robert H. Bollum 1955 Leslie Gehres
2016-17 Norma Trost 1995-96 James Vivoli 1974-75 Robert W. Klaiber 1954 Herbert C. Peiffer, Jr.
2015-16 Judy Leitner 1994-95 Richard McCraken 1973-74 Milton Cheverton 1953 Leo Calland
2014-15 Drue Jordan 1993-94 Jack T. Saucier 1972-73 Edwin W. Bingham
2013-14 Tom Bauer 1992-93 Richard A. Shaw 1971-72 Richard L. Johnston
2012-13 Monica Ball 1991-92 Richard A. Shaw 1970-71 Jim McFarland
2011-12 John Rush 1990-91 Timothy J. Willard 1969-70 Julius J. Fink
2010-11 Art Stillwell 1989-90 Melvyn B. Stein 1969 O.W. Todd, Jr.
2009-10 Brian Krause 1988-89 Walter A. Zitlau 1968 Fred S. Hage, Jr.
2008-09 Gene Auerbach 1987-88 Victor Hall 1967 George K. Palmer
2007-08 John Kizer 1986-87 J. Scofield Hage 1966 Alvin Rosa
2006-07 Chuck Mulroy 1985-86 Tom Peek 1965 Edward P. Scott
2005-06 Bruce Boland 1984-85 Jim Hurry 1964 Edward P. Scott
2004-05 Jim Floros 1983-84 C.L. Toleson 1963 George K. Palmer
2003-04 Norm House 1982-83 Charles F. Merz 1962 Lawrence Carr Jr.
2002-03 Chuck Day 1981-82 Eldon C. Wlliams 1961 Pat N. Hyndman
2001-02 Jay Jeffcoat 1980-81 Bernard H. Bieri 1960 Julius J. Fink

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Kiwanis Club of San Diego is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. 

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