KIWANIS CLUB OF FORDHAM, BRONX, NEW YORK
Thomas E. “Tom” DeJulio of Bronxville, New York, is president of Kiwanis International. He was elected in July 2012 at the 97th Annual Kiwanis International Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Previously, he served as president-elect, vice president and as an international trustee from 2005–08.
In 1966, Tom joined the Key Club of Mount Vernon High School and was later a charter president of the CKI Club at Fordham University. He became a member of the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon, New York, in 1973 and was distinguished president in 1979–80. He has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Fordham, Bronx, since 1989.
New York District Governor in 1996–97, Tom served on numerous district leadership and finance committees. As an international committee chair and trustee, Tom guided Kiwanis in various initiatives that follow “best practices” utilized by non-profit organizations.
A life member, he is a charter member of the Kiwanis International Foundation’s Heritage Society and is a foundation ambassador, Diamond-level Hixson Fellow and Tablet of Honor recipient. He is a Founder’s Circle donor to The Eliminate Project, which will rid the world of maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Tom earned his juris doctor degree from Fordham School of Law in 1977 and serves as General Counsel for Fordham University. He is active in his community, supporting the Boy Scouts of America and the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon. He is the recipient of the Denzel Washington Community Service award.
Tom’s wife of 37 years, Rosemary, holds a Ph.D from Fordham University and is a 1994–95 past distinguished lieutenant governor, serving six years as master instructor and education chair for the New York District.