Dear family of Rotary,
The Rotary Foundation is recognized as one of the most respected private foundations in the world. Through the Foundation, we as Rotarians have an unprecedented opportunity to use our global grassroots strength and international prominence to help solve major problems such as food and water security – if the Foundation’s financial resources keep pace.
The twin pillars of Foundation support – the Annual Programs Fund and the Permanent Fund – are crucial to meeting world needs. The Foundation enables our clubs and districts to multiply their service efforts many times over. This effect is increasing as the Foundation’s humanitarian grant projects become larger in scale to profoundly improve the lives of more people.
We can help Make Dreams Real for children and their families today by giving at least US$100 to the Annual Programs Fund through the Every Rotarian, Every Year initiative. And we can help ensure their needs will be met tomorrow by building a strong endowment through contributions to the Permanent Fund.
Our Foundation’s humanitarian grants, Rotary World Peace Fellows, and other programs are essential to realizing a better world. Together, let’s embrace both pillars of Foundation support and expand our capacity to improve health, support education, alleviate poverty, and light the way to peace.
Foundation Trustee Chair