Rotary International Foundation


The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." 100% of the donations received are used directly for Rotary projects throughout the world. Its event-filled history is a story of Rotarians and the value of service to humanity.

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              Rotary Foundation Recognition Levels

Paul Harris Fellow: Anyone who contributes - or in whose name is contributed - an outright or cumulative gift of $1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation.

Major Donor: Individuals or couples whose combined personal giving to The Rotary Foundation has reached $10,000.

Benefactor: Anyone who makes a provision in their estate plan to The Rotary Foundation of $1,000 or more.

Bequest Society: Individuals or couples who have made commitments in their estate plans to The Rotary Foundation for $10,000 or more.