Other Recognition Programs
Our donors drive the success of the foundation. They are the heart of everything we do and they empower Lions to put kindness into action. To help show our appreciation for all that they give, we’ve developed a variety of ways to recognize their efforts.
Recognizing the Good in Everyone
Individual Awards and Recognition
LCIF recognizes individuals who donate to the Foundation in the memory of another. The donor receives an acknowledgement card, and the family of the deceased receives a card informing them of the donation. Memorial donations less than US$1,000 are not eligible for Melvin Jones Fellowship credit.
Friend of Humanity Award
The LCIF Friend of Humanity Award recognizes a few Lions each year who have supported LCIF at the highest level. The LCIF Chairperson determines the recipients, who are awarded with a medal.
LCIF Helping Hands Award
The LCIF Helping Hands Award recognizes Lions who promote greater awareness of and support for LCIF at the club, regional, district or multiple district level or through the media. To apply, complete the nomination form and provide documentation of promotion.
The club plaque recognizes Lions clubs that donate US$1,000 or more to LCIF. If requested, the club can receive a banner patch and chevron instead of the plaque.
MJF Banner Patch
Clubs receive a Melvin Jones Fellow banner patch and chevron the first time a member is honored with a Melvin Jones Fellowship. The club receives a chevron in subsequent years the first time a member is honored with an MJF.
100 Percent MJF Banner
Clubs receive a 100 Percent Melvin Jones Fellowship award banner when all current club members are Melvin Jones Fellows. Also, the LCIF Chairperson awards the club a Certificate of Distinction at the international convention.
100 Percent PMJF Banner Patch
Clubs receive a diamond-shaped banner patch when all current members reach the first level of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Progressive program. Clubs receive diamond patches when all members reach new levels of the Progressive program. Also, the LCIF Chairperson awards the club a Certificate of Distinction at the international convention.
100 Percent Contributing Member Banner Patch
Clubs receive a 100 Percent Member Support banner patch and chevron the first time every member becomes a Contributing Member. Clubs receive a chevron for each subsequent year they achieve 100 Percent Contributing Memberships.
District Governors and LCIF Coordinators from districts that contribute at least US$30,000 to LCIF, and increase donations to the foundation by at least 10% when compared to the previous year, may qualify for a Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Diamond Chairperson Medal. Criteria for this prestigious award may be found here.
Certificate of Appreciation
Districts in which every club donates to LCIF in a fiscal year receive a certificate of appreciation. The District Governor and LCIF District Coordinator also receive a 100 Percent Club Support Certificate of Appreciation.
Top Ten Certificate
The 10 districts worldwide that donate the most to LCIF in a fiscal year receive a Top Ten Certificate. The LCIF District Coordinator also receives a certificate.
Corporations that donate more than US$100,000 are recognized as humanitarian partners. Names of partners are inscribed on the Humanitarian Partner Wall at international headquarters.
Corporations that donate US$1,000 or more to LCIF receive a corporate plaque.