Warmest greetings to all JCI members around the globe who made contributions to support the training, growth and development of JCI and its members through the JCI Foundation.
As Foundation Chairman and on behalf of the Board of Directors of the JCI Foundation, I would like to show my deepest appreciation for your understanding and cooperation to strongly support Junior Chamber International through your donations to JCI Foundation.
Since its establishment in 1955, members have joined the JCI Foundation to make a stable contribution annually to the organization, and our efforts have become an indispensable portion of the JCI budget. As you are aware, JCI Foundation offers grants to JCI solely from the investment returns from the accumulated donations. The donation amount has grown dynamically in the 21st Century to more than USD $8.5 million as of 2014. These grants are then allocated to various JCI programs and activities around the world. Without the strong support of all those who give to the JCI Foundation, our ability to create positive change on the grassroots level worldwide would not exist.
The JCI Foundation continues each year to provide significant opportunities to JCI members, current and prospective, by stabilizing the financial background of JCI.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to all of you who have selflessly contributed to the Foundation, and at the same time would like to cordially ask for your continuous support for the growth and development of JCI.
As you look toward the future and beyond, please remember how important your donations are to the JCI Foundation and creating sustainable positive change around the world. I encourage you to contribute to the JCI Foundation to show your support for JCI, while giving back to an organization that has provided individuals, like you, with vast opportunities. Needless to say, your support is an integral part in maintaining JCI as the most outstanding worldwide organization of young active citizens.
Yours in JCI,
JCI Foundation Chairman