California Creativity's Annual Fundraising Campaign

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California Destination Imagination

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14843 Priscilla St., San Diego CA 92129

The Golden Bear Society

Innovation, teamwork, and the joy of finishing a project are all wrapped up in an amazing program called Destination Imagination. For over 20 years, California Creativity has been proud to foster this experience for kids all over California. We are the California affiliate for Destination Imagination and we have been helping kids grow and blossom for decades. Over the past 20 years, we have touched the lives of tens of thousands of children with the support of countless volunteers.

It is our mission to empower kids with skills to think innovatively, learn new abilities, to use problem-solving skills in a team-based environment, to have the courage to explore new paths, and to have fun and create friendships along the way. We remain committed to a hands-on experience which inspires children’s love for exploration through building, science, drama and giving back to local communities.

 Why Become a Golden Bear Society Member?

Becoming a member of The Golden Bear Society is an excellent way for you to join our inner community where we all share a deep love of creativity and helping children to build their confidence through teamwork, curiosity, and wonder. Membership starts at just $250.100% of every dollar contributed goes directly to supporting our annual projects, which are designed to enhance and expand the core values of the Destination Imagination program here in California. This year’s fundraising campaign will directly fund the following projects and programs:

  • Continue to enhance CalDI’s social media presence
  • Expand our Summer Camp program into an in-person event in all four Regions of the state including scholarships for several campers
  • Participate in educational conferences as both an exhibit and as a session presenter. Our specific focus will be on Home School conferences this year
  • Continue to enhance and expand our Alumni Relations program
  • Increase/enhance CalDI’s scholarship program
  • Partner with the Cardosi Legacy Fund to support teams throughout the State

As a member, you will be partnering with us and contributing to the extraordinary experience we call Destination Imagination. Your gift will help us bring the DI experience into more children’s lives throughout California. As a bonus, you will also receive exclusive member-only benefits, such as VIP treatment at our State/Affiliate Tournament and other special recognitions.

Your membership, at any level, makes an incredible difference! Please consider joining The Golden Bear Society to help us grow and expand the reach of quality programs to our community of creative kids.


  • When you donate and then, additionally, obtain a company match, you will receive credit for both the total of your donation PLUS the amount of the corporate donation.

The Golden Bear Society Incentives Categories

Platinum Bear: $5,000-$9,999

  • Enjoy all the incentives of the prior tiers.
  • Be our guest at the Affiliate Tournament (2 night stay)
  • Be our guest at the post-Tournament dinner!

Golden Bear: $2,500-$4,999 All incentives in Kodiak Tier (apart from the merchandise / tier-based pin) plus:

  • Be our guest at the Affiliate Tournament with a one night stay.
  • The honor of medal draping rights during Closing Ceremonies.

Kodiak Bear: $1,000-$2499  

  • Enjoy a full set of the highly coveted Affiliate trading pins that teams will be taking to Global Finals as well as enjoying all the benefits of prior tiers

Grizzly Bear: $500-999

  • VIB (Very Important Bear) seating at the Affiliate Tournament along with perks in the prior tier

Black Bear: $250-499

  • Newsletters for donors with updates on teams, Meet the Regional Directors (RD’s) and Affiliate Challenge Masters (ACM’s) section, focus on teams with personal stories, graduating seniors and Alumni, and updates on our exciting end of the season State/Affiliate tournament.
  • Black Bear Pin
  • Special mailed invitation to Affiliate Tournament
  • Listed in Affiliate program and on website.
  • Special California Creativity Thank You Gift

Additional Special Golden Bear Society Incentive Categories

 Company Matches

  • When you donate and receive a company match from your employer, you will receive credit for the total of your individual donation PLUS the corporate match
  • The company will also receive credit for its donation – a double win!

The Golden Paw Award

  • Awarded to individuals who have maintained Society Membership for five consecutive years. Golden Paws are the pillars which keep our program financially strong for future generations of DI’ers. These members will receive an invitation to the Affiliate Tournament luncheon as well as special acknowledgement in the Affiliate program and on the website. Special Golden Paw lapel pin will also be awarded to 5 year donors.

Life-time Membership

  • $10,000 one-time donation or a total donation (cumulative years) of $15,000
  • Life-time membership in the Golden Bear Society, receiving Platinum Bear incentives for life.

October 26, 2023 – Golden Bear Society’s Kick-off Date Be 

Thank you for your support!