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Fordham Kiwanis

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Family is comprised of over 650,000 active members of all ages representing 80 nations, who work to help improve people's lives.

Fordham Kiwanis was chartered in 1989. Our club is composed of members from all areas of the Fordham community: administrators, faculty, staff, and alumni. We sponsor Circle K for college students at Rose Hill and support middle school students in MS 45 Builders' Club, and elementary school children at PS205 in the Bronx. Meetings and service projects are generally held each month.

Kiwanis International is one of the leading global community service organizations presently serving the health, education, and safety needs of children. The Kiwanis Club at Fordham University is a proud sponsor of the New York Fathers' Forum (FFNY) satellite club, a fellowship of dads of children with special needs. By providing a place for the Fathers Forum to meet regularly and share concerns for their children, Fordham University fulfills its mission and actualize its Jesuit identify "in the service of others." Fordham Kiwanis members and its sponsored Circle K college students host forums and invite dads and their children to various events including collegiate football and basketball games. Kiwanis International has been urging its member clubs throughout the world to form satellite clubs of this nature so that the organization can reach out to a wider audience of volunteer leaders concerned about the welfare of young children who are growing up with autism, disabilities, and other development challenges. The Father's Forum/Fordham Kiwanis Satellite provides an excellent model for Kiwanis clubs to bring more service to children with special needs in their communities.

If you would like to become a member or learn more about Fordham Kiwanis, please contact Sister Anne Marie Kirmse via email at

Kiwanis Motto

To serve the children of the world!

Kiwanis Values

Committed to the Six Objects, adopted in 1924, which are:

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
  • To develop, by precept and example, more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism making possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

Learn more about Kiwanis International.
Learn more about CKI- Circle K International
Learn more about Builder's Clubs