Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation

Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation The Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation was established in 1980 for the purpose of expanding the reach of the Pennsylvania District Kiwanis by enabling projects that exceed the scope and mission of individual clubs.
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Operating as usual

10/22/2020

Today was ROSE DELIVERY DAY! Show us some photos of your beautiful flowers!

And the correct answer is...   4,009 dozen sold!This means clubs across the state have profited more than $32,000! The P...
10/10/2020

And the correct answer is... 4,009 dozen sold!
This means clubs across the state have profited more than $32,000! The PA Kiwanis Foundation will net more than $12,000.

Congrats to Tracy Schubert Smith for guessing 4,450!

Let's play a guessing game. How many dozen roses did PA Kiwanians sell this year during the Foundation's annual Rose Sale? The closest guess by 5 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) will win a $10 Amazon gift card. Post in the comments. (One guess per person, please.)

Let's play a guessing game.  How many dozen roses did PA Kiwanians sell this year during the Foundation's annual Rose Sa...
10/07/2020

Let's play a guessing game. How many dozen roses did PA Kiwanians sell this year during the Foundation's annual Rose Sale? The closest guess by 5 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) will win a $10 Amazon gift card. Post in the comments. (One guess per person, please.)

We're in the home stretch of this year's Foundation Rose Sale. It's not too late to sell some roses. COVID-19 cannot sto...
09/20/2020

We're in the home stretch of this year's Foundation Rose Sale. It's not too late to sell some roses. COVID-19 cannot stop us from delivering beautiful roses across the state next month.

It's Rose Sale season. Your club can make $8/dozen sold. Let's do some quick math.At 10 dozen sold, your club makes $80....
09/09/2020

It's Rose Sale season. Your club can make $8/dozen sold. Let's do some quick math.

At 10 dozen sold, your club makes $80.
At 20 dozen sold, your club makes $160.
At 50 dozen sold, your club makes $400.
At 100 dozen sold, your club makes $800.

We think you get the point. The PA Kiwanis Foundation Rose Sale is the perfect club fundraiser.

Can you believe that there are over 4,000 songs about roses out there? No kidding!Can you also believe your Rose Sale or...
09/07/2020

Can you believe that there are over 4,000 songs about roses out there? No kidding!

Can you also believe your Rose Sale orders are due to the District Office exactly 3 weeks from today?

Did you know the rose is the national flower?In 1986, President Ronald Reagan declared the rose the national flower embl...
09/05/2020
Rose Sale Fundraiser – Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation

Did you know the rose is the national flower?

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan declared the rose the national flower emblem of the U.S. He even did so while standing in the famous White House Rose Garden.

We hope your club is participating in this year's Foundation Rose Sale. All orders are due to the Kiwanis District Office by Monday, September 28th.

https://pkfonline.org/resources/annual-rose-sale-fundraiser/

The Annual Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation Rose Sale is a district-wide fundraising project. Over the years, our Annual Rose Sale has provided an easy way for Pennsylvania Kiwanis Family members to raise money for their local service accounts. In addition, it allows the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundati...

Tonight's the big night! Even if we can't be together in-person, we can be together virtually. The PA Kiwanis Virtual Co...
08/10/2020

Tonight's the big night! Even if we can't be together in-person, we can be together virtually. The PA Kiwanis Virtual Convention forums start tonight! REGISTER now at www.pakiwanis.org/vcon2020

07/31/2020

Thank you all so much for making our PA Kiwanis Foundation Virtual Basket Raffle a success. We raised almost $2,000 for the foundation. Here is a list of our winners. We will be in touch with winners and donors in the next few days to start arranging the delivery of prizes.

#1 - Children's Book Basket - donated by the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation board
WINNER: Stef Stamatopoulos

#2 - Adult Book Basket - donated by the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation board
WINNER: Debra Spaulding

#3 - $50 Target Gift Card - donated by Past Governor Phil Weber
WINNER: Joe & Maryann Maresco

#4 - Family Game Night - An Assortment of games donated by PKF board member Brian Root
WINNER: Sandy Brackin

#5 - Lemongrass 6-piece gift set donated by PKF board member Rick Relyea
WINNER: John Grab

#6 - Punxsutawney Phil basket, courtesy of PKF secretary Jill Rend
WINNER: Stef Stamatopoulos

#7 - 790-piece Lego set, donated by PKF board member Brian Root
WINNER: Lillian & Michael Mateja

#8 - "A Taste of the Poconos" wine basket, courtesy of Poconos Daybreak Kiwanis Club and PKF board member Jackie Flynn
WINNER: Kate White

#9 - $25 gift card to Fine Wine & Good Spirits, courtesy of PKF board members Ellen & Rick Arnold
WINNER: Sandy Brackin

#10 - Kiwanis Keeps You Warm - Kiwanis-branded scarf, hat and 18-count postcards, courtesy of Kiwanian Jim Janosik
WINNER: Lillian & Michael Mateja

#11 - "Back 2 School" basket featuring assortment of school supplies, courtesy of PKF board member Emily Reed & the Dillsburg Kiwanis Club
WINNER: Sonia Gross

#12 - Wise Owl Outfitters Double Hammock with Tree Straps, donated by PKF board member Brian Root
WINNER: Dan Giovannelli

#13 - $50 gift card to Amazon, courtesy of PKF board member Suzette Meyer
WINNER: Bonnie Houpt

#14 - Pennsylvania sweetness snack basket, courtesy of PKF board Member Bob Smith and his Emmaus Kiwanis Club
WINNER: Ben Osterhout

#15 - Superhero Funko Pop figures - Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Dancing Groot, Batman, & Wolverine, donated by PKF board member Brian Root
WINNER: Shawn Smith

#16 - Panera Gift Card ($45), courtesy of PKF board member Joe Maresco and his Kiwanis Club of Mansfield
WINNER: Jen Vare

#17 - $55 in gift cards to Applebees from Kiwanis Club of Mansfield
WINNER: Chuck Boyer

#18 - Crocheted, hand-made baby Eeyore, donated by Crochet by Diane
WINNER: John Grab

#19 - Kids Craft basket, courtesy of PKF board member Emily Reed and her K-Kids of Dillsburg Elementary School
WINNER: Ben Osterhout

#20 - A pair of $25 gift cards - one to Cracker Barrel and another to the Darden Restaurants. Donation courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield and PKF board member Joe Maresco
WINNER: Sandy Brackin

#21 - Bloom Brew pack - 2 32-oz. growlers w/ choice of fills, t-shirt and beer glass, donated by local brewery, Bloom Brew (with connections from PKF board member Janine Surmick)
WINNER: Joan Dengel

#22 - "Endora" matted 16"x20" print of an original painting by John Surmick
WINNER: Rick Relyea

#23 - "Home" basket donated by PKF board member Sonia Gross. Picture Frame, Family Tree Necklace, 2 sparkling Champagne candles, and 4 - 1,000-piece puzzles
WINNER: Judy Raub

#24 - Gift card for $20 to Chipotle, donated by Missy and Ben Osterhout
WINNER: Dick Eby

#25 - "Chocolate & Coffee" basket, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of York
WINNER: Bev James

#26 - Italian Treats basket, from the Kiwanis Club of Transfer and Karen Sherwood, co-Lt. Governor of Division 2
WINNER: Sonia Gross

#27 - Eat Fresh. $30 gift card to Subway, donated by Missy & Ben Osterhout
WINNER: Brian Root

#28 - Hershey Bars & More prize pack, courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Hershey/Hummelstown. A mouthful of candies, chocolate & goodies
WINNER: Shawn Smith

#29 - "Let's go Bucs!" Pittsburgh Pirates basket, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Sheraden and PKF board member Jen Grab
WINNER: Laurie Miller

#30 - Lularoe Prize Pack 1 - 3 pairs of Lularoe leggings (size choices: Tween one-size or tall & curvy; or kids L/XL or S/M). Courtesy of PKF board member Jill Rend and Barb Falgout Lularoe
WINNER: Stef Stamatopoulos

#31 - Lularoe Prize Pack 2 - Your choice of 3 shirts in any size - S through 3XL. Style choices are the Irma top, Classic T, or Perfect T. Courtesy of PKF board member Jill Rend and Barb Falgout Lularoe
WINNER: Emily Reed

#32 - Lularoe Prize Pack 3 - a Randy long-sleeve shirt and Carly dress, your choice of size, S through 3XL Courtesy of PKF board member Jill Rend and Barb Falgout Lularoe
WINNER: Bernadette Skoczylas

Thirty-two wonderful prizes are being raffled off this week. Fundraisers like this make our mission possible. Kids Need ...
07/28/2020
PKF Virtual Basket Room Ticket Order Form

Thirty-two wonderful prizes are being raffled off this week. Fundraisers like this make our mission possible. Kids Need Kiwanis.

Don't miss out; purchase your tickets at https://bit.ly/PKFVirtualBasketRaffle

Please complete this form to purchase your tickets for the Virtual Basket Room. Each sheet of tickets is $10 and comes with 25 tickets. Using this form, you can also indicate which baskets you would like to put your tickets into. Buy 5 sheets of tickets, get a 6th free. If you do not indicate where....

This is it! 28 prizes & baskets valued at $1,500. Tickets go on sale Monday morning. Be sure to RSVP to the PA Kiwanis F...
07/24/2020

This is it! 28 prizes & baskets valued at $1,500. Tickets go on sale Monday morning. Be sure to RSVP to the PA Kiwanis Foundation Virtual Basket Raffle to check out all our prizes.

Check out the latest prizes added to our PA Kiwanis Foundation Virtual Basket Raffle. Go to the event link for more deta...
07/24/2020

Check out the latest prizes added to our PA Kiwanis Foundation Virtual Basket Raffle. Go to the event link for more details.

Check out the new raffle basket prizes we just added to next week's PA Kiwanis Foundation Virtual Basket Raffle.
07/23/2020

Check out the new raffle basket prizes we just added to next week's PA Kiwanis Foundation Virtual Basket Raffle.

Check out our newest Raffle Basket additions. Many more to come! RSVP to the PA Kiwanis Foundation Virtual Basket Raffle...
07/21/2020

Check out our newest Raffle Basket additions. Many more to come! RSVP to the PA Kiwanis Foundation Virtual Basket Raffle for daily updates on our raffle prizes. Tickets go on sale next week.

We're gearing up for our PA Kiwanis Foundation Virtual Basket Raffle next week. Our first 6 baskets are pictured below.
07/20/2020

We're gearing up for our PA Kiwanis Foundation Virtual Basket Raffle next week. Our first 6 baskets are pictured below.

We're a little over a week away from our Virtual Basket Room raffle! Next week, we'll be featuring daily overviews of al...
07/17/2020

We're a little over a week away from our Virtual Basket Room raffle! Next week, we'll be featuring daily overviews of all of our different baskets and prizes available.

Support your foundation and have a little fun, too! Our raffle is open to non-Kiwanian friends, as well. Please share widely.

All the details regarding our annual PKF Rose Sale are now available at pkfonline.org. Click on the Resources tab to fin...
07/16/2020

All the details regarding our annual PKF Rose Sale are now available at pkfonline.org. Click on the Resources tab to find order forms, advertisements and all the details.

Michalie Mazurkivich is one of four PKF Key Club scholarship recipients. She is a recent graduate of Pittston Area High ...
07/14/2020

Michalie Mazurkivich is one of four PKF Key Club scholarship recipients. She is a recent graduate of Pittston Area High School and plans to attend Penn State in the fall to study computer science.

Michalie has an extensive list of Key Club involvement that culminated with her serving as the District Governor of Pennsylvania Key Club for the 2019-2020 school year. However, her K-Family involvement began as a Builders Club member in middle school.

Even still, she found time for many other school activities, ranging from the Health & Science Club (president) to serving as captain of her volleyball and lacrosse teams. She was also involved in Student Council, Debate Team, the Heart Chase Club, Scholarship Scrimmage Team, and National Honor Society.

Additionally, Michalie was a recent recipient of a scholarship from the Duryea Lion’s Club.

Pennsylvania District of Key Club International
Pittston Area High School

Lily Wood is one of four PKF Key Club scholarship recipients. She is a recent graduate of Lake-Lehman Jr/Sr High School ...
07/14/2020

Lily Wood is one of four PKF Key Club scholarship recipients. She is a recent graduate of Lake-Lehman Jr/Sr High School and is planning to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She was an active Key Clubber throughout high school, serving as club president her senior year. She was a distinguished club officer both her junior and senior year of high school.

Outside of Key Club, Lily was involved in Interact Club where she was vice president in 11th and 12th grade, as well as Student Council and Prom Committee. She was an honor student throughout high school and named to the National Honor Society. Additionally, she was named a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen. Lily was also recently recognized by the Kiwanis Club of Dallas with a scholarship just last month.

As her senior project, Lily and her partner ran the Lake-Lehman summer food program – planning menus, contacting families, shopping for resources, and greeting families on distribution days.

Kiwanis Club of Dallas PA
Lake-Lehman School District

Elise Walker is one of four PKF Key Club scholarship winners this year. She is a recent graduate of Northern High School...
07/12/2020

Elise Walker is one of four PKF Key Club scholarship winners this year. She is a recent graduate of Northern High School in Dillsburg and plans to attend Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas this coming fall.

Elise was involved in Key Club for three years, progressing from a general member to vice president and eventually co-president during her senior year. She was also very active musically at her high school, serving as 1st chair of the cello section of Orchestra for nearly 4 years. She was the leader of her school’s Direct Call Bible Club for 4 years and involved in her school’s string ensemble, string quartet and musical pit orchestra.

She was inducted into the National Honor Society and the World Language Honor Society. Elise has been recognized nationally for her accomplishments and participation in the National Fine Arts Festival, hosted by the Assemblies of God. She also has a long list of community involvement that extends back many years.

Northern York County School District
Christ For The Nations Institute
Kiwanis Club of the Dillsburg Area, Inc

Laken Dills is one of four recipients of this year’s PKF Key Club Scholarship. Laken is a graduate of Indiana Area Senio...
07/11/2020

Laken Dills is one of four recipients of this year’s PKF Key Club Scholarship. Laken is a graduate of Indiana Area Senior High School and is planning to attend West Virginia University (WVU) to study nursing. In high school, she was on her Key Club’s executive board and involved in many other extracurricular activities and sports.

She was involved in her school’s Leadership Seminar, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honors Society and was a Senior Class representative. She also played on the girls basketball and tennis teams. She finished in the top 10 of her graduating class and maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school.

Indiana Area School District
West Virginia University

Hannah McConnell is this year’s recipient of the PKF Circle K Scholarship. She is a student at Elizabethtown College whe...
07/10/2020

Hannah McConnell is this year’s recipient of the PKF Circle K Scholarship. She is a student at Elizabethtown College where she is majoring in English with a concentration in Education. She was active in Key Club throughout high school, even serving as club president in 2017-2018.

Soon after starting at Elizabethtown College, Hannah found herself intimately involved in the Circle K family, even serving as the Lt. Governor of the Colonial Division of PA Circle K this past year. She also received the PA Circle K “Distinguished Member” Award in 2019.

Outside of Circle K, Hannah is a member of Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society) and Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) and also serves as a Writing Tutor on campus.

Pennsylvania District of Circle K International
Elizabethtown College

Alexis “Lexi” Rogers is this year’s recipient of the PKF Kiwanian Dependent Child Scholarship. She is a recent graduate ...
07/10/2020

Alexis “Lexi” Rogers is this year’s recipient of the PKF Kiwanian Dependent Child Scholarship. She is a recent graduate of Greater Johnstown High School. She plans to attend Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA this fall and major in Criminal Justice.

Her list of high school activities is lengthy, ranging from Key Club and Interact Club to serving as the founder of her school’s chapter of Aevidum. She was involved with Orchestra (1st violin) for 9 years and soccer for 7 years. Additionally, at the time of her scholarship application, she was working on her Gold Award after 12 years in Girl Scouts.

Alexis also founded “Lexi’s Baskets” 10 years ago. It was a program that involved making and delivering baskets to hospitals and nursing homes.
Greater Johnstown School District
Seton Hill University

We are pleased to announce that we have awarded scholarships to seven deserving students as part of our annual scholarsh...
07/08/2020

We are pleased to announce that we have awarded scholarships to seven deserving students as part of our annual scholarship program. The scholarships amount to $15,000 in support to these students.

Over the next week, we will feature our seven recipients right here on our page.

Today, let us introduce you to Sarah Kennedy.

Sarah is this year’s recipient of the foundation’s Don & Myrt Neiman Endowed Scholarship. Sarah is from Elizabethtown, PA and was a May 2015 graduate of Elizabethtown College where she was a Circle K member for several years.

She is currently completing her fourth year as a doctoral candidate in Communication and Rhetoric at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). In her application, Sarah writes that she plans to join a city tourism bureau or historic preservation association upon graduating in May 2021.

More details coming soon.
07/02/2020

More details coming soon.

Rick ArnoldKiwanis Club of LebanonTreasurer - Term Ends 2021• Rick is a retired finance executive, professor and CEO. He...
07/01/2020

Rick Arnold
Kiwanis Club of Lebanon
Treasurer - Term Ends 2021

• Rick is a retired finance executive, professor and CEO. He is also a retired Navy officer.

• He is currently a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lebanon, but has been involved in other clubs, such as those in Gettysburg and Hanover over the past 20 years.

• Some of his most poignant Kiwanis memories involve the times he visited Kiwanis Clubs in Iceland, Jamaica, Moose Jaw Saskatiwan, Switzerland, Vancouver and many others.

• Fun Fact: Rick lived in the Philippines for 2 ½ years.

Janine SurmickKiwanis Club of SheradenVice President - Term Ends 2021• Janine is a cemetery and funeral family service c...
06/30/2020

Janine Surmick
Kiwanis Club of Sheraden
Vice President - Term Ends 2021

• Janine is a cemetery and funeral family service counselor with Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh

• She has been involved in Kiwanis for 4-5 years as a member of the Sheraden club. She says she particularly enjoys the club’s annual Kids Health Safety and Fun Fair.

• In her free time, Janine enjoys camping, hiking, writing, and spending time outside.

• Janine has volunteered as a mentor with Big Brother Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh's Mentor 2.0 program at Brashear High School. She is also a catechesis to third graders in her parish.

• Fun Fact: Janine is a published poet.

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2793 Old Post Rd, Ste 12
Harrisburg, PA
17110

General information

The Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation was established in 1980 for the purpose of expanding the reach of the Pennsylvania District Kiwanis by enabling projects that exceed the scope and mission of individual clubs. All members of the Pennsylvania District of Kiwanis International are voting members of the Foundation and we hope you do a attend the Annual District Convention and vote at the foundation meeting. A fifteen member elected board is responsible for the operations of the Foundation. Five members are elected each year for three year terms. The board in turn appoints a Secretary and a Treasurer. While the activities of the Foundation may change from time to time based on need, there are two major areas of commitment: Kiwanis Children's Heart and Health Program Key Club and Circle K Scholarships Support of the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Early Learning initiative The Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible. The growth and success of the Foundation depends on the membership of the Pennsylvania District Kiwanis.

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The Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation was established in 1980 for the purpose of expanding the reach of the Pennsylvania District Kiwanis by enabling projects that exceed the scope adn mission of individual clubs.