November is Rotary Foundation Month
Rotary provides many opportunities for giving especially through the five avenues of service: club service, vocational service, community service, international service and new generations (youth) serviced. Through each avenue of service, Rotarians give of their time and talents to help those in need. The Rotary Foundation was established as the funding mechanism for Rotarians to advance world understanding, build goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.
The Foundation was established over 100 years ago with an initial contribution of $26.50. Today, The Foundation has a net worth of over $1 billion, and it was named the World’s Outstanding Foundation for 2016 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Your donation can be as little or large as you wish, and the funds will be used to support Rotary’s valuable programs worldwide. Locally, we see funds being returned locally by The Foundation through District Simplified Grants.
As we celebrate The Rotary Foundation in November, please remember our pledge to donate $100 per year per member to help those who are in need. No matter the amount of your contribution, all funds are welcomed and needed.