How Does The
Foundation Fund Help?
The Foundation is an endowment
that receives money or goods from donors on a tax-exempt
basis. The fund interest is used annually to provide for the
needy per the Foundation's charter mission.
Regardless of the amount of the donation:
• All donations
are pooled with
which has been previously provided by other generous donors
• The funds are placed into stable investments which are
The earnings generated from these
funds are used for humanitarian benefits
The Darien Lions Club Foundation is structured to
continue these benefits in perpetuity.
Lion Doug Barnes - President
The Darien Lions Club Foundation is
an accredited 501(c)(3) committed to providing
economically disadvantaged individuals with hearing and/or
Welcome to the Darien Lions Club Foundation
Welcome to our
The Foundation was formed by the Darien Lions Club; a community
service organization dedicated to humanitarian and community
The Foundation was established to receive funds and saleable items
as donations while providing a tax-exempt vehicle for our
donors. Our goal is to reach a sufficiently high base of donations as to provide a self-funded mechanism for future
Monetary contributions are added to the Foundation which generates
interest and in turn funds the distributions. The funds are largely
used to purchase eyeglasses and hearing aids. Your gift today truly
gift that will keep on giving.
The Foundation is the link that joins our efforts.
Together, we can
fill some of the voids of needy individuals both young and old alike.
If you would like to help provide for others by making a donation
please consider one of our many
donor programs. Our
Brick Patio program is
one that I recommend since it also enables us to provide a way to show our appreciation and recognition to our
If you should have any questions or comments, or if you would like
more information, please feel free to
Thank you for
your interest and your support.
Lion Doug Barnes
President, Darien Lions Club Foundation
Many Thanks To You,
Our Foundation Donors!
The funds are distributed by the Darien Lions
Club members under the direction of the Foundation's Board of
Directors. Our fundraising programs are dedicated to helping
individuals who are hearing or
sight impaired, as well as persons or families in need. These
programs include services for the blind and deaf, hearing
screenings, low vision needs, scholarships, Christmas food baskets, and numerous other
The Darien Lions Club Foundation is a stand alone fund that is
true to our motto 'We Serve'.
If you are hearing or sight impaired and in need
of assistance, please feel free to