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Melvin Jones Fellowship

The Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF) is the backbone of our foundation. Presented to those who donate US$1,000 to LCIF or to people for whom a donation was made by others, it’s a tremendous contribution to humanity and to the legacy of our founder, Melvin Jones.

The Fellowship of Lions

• There are more than 476,000 MJF recipients worldwide
• There are more than 100,000 PMJF recipients worldwide
• 100% of MJFs are invited to the annual luncheon held at our international convention*

*ticket purchase required


About the Melvin Jones Fellowship 

Contributions for the MJF can be made by individuals (including non-Lions), clubs or districts. Donations may be in one sum or in installments. Melvin Jones Fellows receive a special lapel pin, a plaque and a congratulatory letter.

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It’s possible to make a donation and choose the MJF recipient later. Write "Melvin Jones Fellow to be named later" on the check or bank draft. When an individual's or group’s personal donation(s) are accumulated for a club's or district's use to select a Melvin Jones Fellowship recipient, LCIF needs the signed consent. Please include such documentation with the completed MJF application that is sent to LCIF Donor Services.

For further Melvin Jones Fellowship contributions or inquiries, contact Donor Services at 630-203-3836 or

*Note that many countries may charge customs and VAT charges for the importation of Melvin Jones Fellowship plaques. These fees are the responsibility of the individual or club locally receiving the plaque.



Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowships

The Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship (PMJF) program is a way for donors to extend their commitment to LCIF. There are 54 recognition levels beyond the initial US$1,000 MJF contribution with a unique pin for each giving level. After contributing US$100,000, donors become Humanitarian Partners.

To order replacement pins or to make a PMJF donation, contact Donor Services at 630-203-3836 or Prices for pin replacements vary by level.


Combine Your Credits

If you have sufficient credits that you’d like to use toward an MJF or PMJF, you can apply by clicking the button below. If you need to determine the amount of credits you currently have, please contact Donor Services at 630-203-3836 or