About the Kiwanis Club of Weston Foundation, Inc.
The Weston Kiwanis Club Foundation, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization with governance documents approved by Kiwanis International February 5, 1996.
Because of its nonprofit status, contributions to the foundation are tax deductible. The foundation enhances the work of the club by supporting projects of higher financial value and longer-term philanthropy. Every member of the Kiwanis Club of Weston is a member of the Weston Kiwanis Club Foundation.
Recent recipients of the generosity of the foundation include the Weston Historical Society, Nursing & Home Care, Inc., Norwalk Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital. The foundation also awards scholarships to several Weston high school students annually.
The foundation is governed by a board of directors elected by the membership. The board consists of the officers and the directors. The officers are the president, secretary, and treasurer. The president, secretary, and treasurer serve one-year terms. Four directors serve staggered four-year terms. See the Foundation Leadership page for more information on the current board.
In late 2011, members met at a series of professionally facilitated retreats to clarify philanthropy philosophy and guidelines, clarify decision-making process, build consensus on philanthropy processes and, if indicated, recommend updates to foundation governance. On January 5, 2013, foundation president Dallas Kersey presented the recommendations growing our of the retreats and embodied in an amended certificate of incorporation and bylaws, which had been approved by Kiwanis International.
At that meeting, following discussion, the members adopted an amended and restated certificate of incorporation and bylaws. Which now govern the foundation.
Persons wishing to make tax-deductible contributions to the foundation should send their checks to Weston Kiwanis Foundation, Inc., PO Box 1033, Weston, CT 06883. For further information contact Dallas Kersey at (203) 454-8939.
Kiwanis International Foundation
Vist the Kiwanis International Foundation web site for more information about this group.