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 helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. Your club or district can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary contributions.
The Board of Trustees manages the business of the Foundation, led by the trustee chair. The Rotary International president-elect nominates the trustees, who are elected by the Rotary International Board of Directors. The trustee chair serves for one year and trustees serve for four years.
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In the 41st Edition of Visions, the charitable estate and financial planning newsletter published by Rotary International, PDG Wally Brown was featured along with his wife Patricia Brown for their work to eradicate polio and provide dictionaries to school children through TRF Donor Advised Fund. The article, in its entirety is published below. Congratulations Wally for making 5420 look good!
The Foundation Committee of District 5420 is thrilled to announce the winners of two of the four awards available for support to The Rotary Foundation during the 2014-2015 Rotary year. "The Rotary Club of the Year for Support to the Annual Fund and Polio Plus of The Rotary Foundation" goes to the South Jordan Rotary Club, which had a whopping combined total of $728.57 per capita for each member of the club. The next award will be presented to the Sugar House Rotary Club for the "Best Improved Rotary club of the Year for Support to the Annual fund and Polio Plus of The Rotary Foundation". The Sugar House Rotary Club had a very significant 120.48% increase in gifting to The Rotary Foundation.