Ed Marek, District 5960 Governor Elect, gave a great presentation about The Rotary Foundation.
Did you know – The first contribution to The Rotary Foundation was $26.50 in 1917?
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
You can contribute to:
- PolioPlus – Used to support polio eradication,
- Endowment Fund – Held in perpetuity, earnings used,
- Annual Fund: Share – Rotary Foundation invests for three years
- 50% goes to the World Fund, which is Foundation controlled for Peace Centers, Global Grant Matches, and PolioPlus.
- 50% comes back to your district for District Designated Funds, which is District controlled for Local and Global Grant matches, Global Scholarships, and PolioPlus.
The plus in PolioPlus:
- Hand bikes and other transporation devices for those affected by polio,
- Preventing other disease outbreaks,
- Providing clean water, communitues with a reliable source of clean water enjoy a reduced rate of disease and a better quality of life,
- Creating jobs, and
- Imporving health care.
To make a contribution, go to: www.rotary.org/give
Paul Harris Fellows
The Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
The honor was established in 1957 to show appreciation for contributions that support our Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.
Paul Harris Society
The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants.
The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.
Rotary districts often honor new members of the Paul Harris Society by presenting them with a certificate and chevron at a district or club event.