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About Us


Les Garner

Founder - Kiwanis Club University City

University City's

Passionate Beginnings

Established in 1972, University Kiwanis ranks as the largest Kiwanis organization in Division 17 and among the largest clubs per capita in the Carolinas District. The efforts of the club's founder, former Greenville Mayor Les Garner, set out to mobilize a team of passionate, civic-minded men who would lay the groundwork for what is now nearly five decades of "Serving the Children of the World" right here in eastern North Carolina. With a membership of more than 80, University City Kiwanis has provided countless volunteer hours and donated more than $1.5 million to help improve the lives of children in Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina, and throughout the United States and world. 

Service Footprint

University City's

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club.  The Kiwanis Club of University City focuses on impacting the greater Greenville, North Carolina area.  Through sponsorships, grants, and community outreach events, our goal is to serve the children in our area and partner with non-profit organizations who enhance their lives.


Fundraising Events

University City's

We host many events throughout the year to raise money.  These events are a good time to enjoy hanging out, learning more about Kiwanis, and ultimately raise the funds needed to continue our impact in the community.  Check out some of our yearly events and look for ways to help the mission of Kiwanis Club of University City.

Officers & Board

A Family of Leaders

From coordinating community projects to organizing fundraising events, our leaders work tirelessly to ensure the club's success and uphold its values.  Get to know the people who inspire, guide, and drive our initiatives forward.  Their dedication and vision not only shape our club's direction but also foster a vibrant and inclusive environment where all members can contribute and thrive.


Become a member today!

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