People Helping People
Lions Club since 1939
Lions Foundation since 2017
The organization meeting was held September 18, 1939, at Simonini’s Restuarant, Algonquin, Illinois. Doctor Sculley was the first president.
The Algonquin Lions Club is an Illinois Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation – File Number 53856098. It manages the Algonquin Lions Foundation an Illinois Incorporated 501 (c) (4) Charitable Foundation – File Number 70753537. The Foundation raises funds and accepts tax deductible donations. These funds are used to provide financial support for services (Example: vision Testing and Eyeglasses) for people, families and organizations that have a need for financial assistance.
The Algonquin Lions Club provides management and labor to successfully run Algonquin Lions Foundation projects. The projects and events raise the funds used by the Foundation that are allocated to support the Algonquin Lions Foundation financial commitments.
The Foundation was formed to comply with taxing authorities, primarily the IRS, requirements such that donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.
The Algonquin Lions Club is a part of Lions International an organization of 1.4 million men and women worldwide. The Lions International has the Lions Club International Foundation that provides funding for disaster assistance worldwide in addition to providing financial support to other humanitarian assistance projects. Algonquin Lions Foundation Funds are used Locally. Lions International Manages the Lions Club International Foundation, the LCIF. The LCIF receives tax deductible donations to fund the following areas. These areas are also supported by the Algonquin Lions Club and the Algonquin Lions Foundation at a local level.
Lions Clubs are grouped into Districts. Algonquin Lions Club is in District 1J. The Illinois Lions Organization is the Multiple District MD-1.
Additional Lion Club information is available at the District 1J Web Site and at the Illinois MD1 Web Site selections below.
There is an ALGONQUIN LIONS FOUNDATION, a LIONS of ILLINOIS FOUNDATION and a LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION.
These foundations support the local, state, national and international charitable causes of the Lions Club Organizations.
To Call for Information, Membership, or to Purchase event tickets:
The telephone number is: 847-829-9120
Press 1 to contact the president, Press 2 for membership information, Press 3 to purchase event tickets or flowers,
Press 4 for eye exam and glasses program, Press 5 for informaion about donations to the Foundation,
Press 6 for information about the education financial assistance program,
Press 7 for Christmas Tree Project Informatiom.
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Name, Your phone number, The reason for your phone call, An email if appropriate to use to respond
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Or, use the form below to send an email with your request for information