Memorials & Endowments
Creating a Present Day Capability for Future Unmet Needs
Endowment Fund Vision Statement
The Vision of the Lions of Illinois Endowment Fund is to create a fund of sufficient quantity and quality to provide a steady and adequate stream of revenue to the Lions of Illinois Foundation and other organizations embracing similar charitable purposes.
The Lions of Illinois Endowment Fund exists for the sole purpose of creating a consistent and permanent stream of revenue to fund the programs and services provided by the Lions for the visually and hearing impaired. It is recognized that future unmet human needs may need to be addressed and the Lions may not be able to affect those needs directly. Therefore, the Lions of Illinois through this fund are creating a present-day capability for those future needs.
Endowment Fund Supporter Programs Q & A
Foundation Fellow Award
Executive Director Lion Ron Fruit presented a 50th Anniversary Foundation Fellow Award to PIP, Judge Brian Stevenson at the Sunday Breakfast in Boston. The monies for the award were donated by the Lions who attended the LIF State Breakfast in May of this year.
Foundation Fellow – Laureate Award
Executive Director, Lion Ron Fruit presents PID, Lion Russ Sarver with his Foundation Fellow Laureate at the Durand Lions Club meeting. A Laureate is an additional recognition that is bestowed with the achievement of the 25th Foundation Fellow level, with a chevron, certificate and diamond studded medallion.
Did You Know?
You do not need to wait until someone has passed to show your admiration, respect, or gratitude.
You can do it now in the form of a Tribute.
A tribute is an Act, Statement, or Gift that is Intended to Show Gratitude, Respect or Admiration.
The Lions of Illinois Endowment Fund Tribute page was designed to do just that. Donations may be given in the name of someone who has passed or to honor a special occasion, such as a becoming a Foundation Fellow.
- Thank You
- Holiday Wishes
- Get Well Wishes
Each Time you Make a Tribute Donation, a Letter is Sent to the Tribute Honoree (see Example Below)
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and all the Lions of Illinois, we would like to take this opportunity to notify you of the generous contribution we received in honor of your Birthday, which was graciously donated by Jane Smith. These donations have been placed in the Lions of Illinois Endowment Fund. Only the earnings from this Fund are used to support the programs and services provided to people with vision and hearing needs by our Lions of Illinois Foundation. The principal will remain untouched and increase forevermore.
You will also receive a Thank You notification for your Tribute Donation.