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Donate to Rotary International Foundation
 
 
For an RI Foundation Contribution Form, click on the Link at the left of this page. It is suggested that you donate to the Annual Share Fund.  Additionally, you can contribute to RI Foundation by going to www.rotary.org - on home page click on GIVE box. Your Rotary ID is likely the email used for club purposes or member ID that is on the label of your Rotarian Magazine.
 
The mission of The Rotary International Foundation, which is completely separate from Rotary Club of Scottsdale Foundation which is primarily used for local scholarships, is to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. Your donations to the RI Foundation will be directed towards global and District grants that address Peace and conflict prevention/resolution; Disease prevention and treatment; Water and sanitation; Maternal and child health; Basic education and literacy; and, Economic and community development.
 
Rotary International promotes "Every Rotarian, Every Year" program, which aims to engage every Rotary club member in the life-changing programs of our Rotary Foundation. EREY strives to encourage every Rotarian to participate in a Foundation program every year and to personally contribute at least $100 to the Foundation’s Annual Programs Fund every year.  With their volunteerism and generous philanthropy, Rotarians are at the heart of The Rotary Foundation’s mission to eradicate polio and further Rotary’s humanitarian and educational programs worldwide. Financial support of the Annual Programs Fund (APF) from every Rotarian is the key to helping rebuild suffering communities and nations by resolving conflict, eradicating disease, providing safe water, feeding the hungry, educating children and adults, and alleviating poverty.
 
If Rotary Club of Scottsdale meets its annual goal of at least $50 per member per year to the RI Foundation, then the club is eligible for District grant (matching up to $1,000) and for Global grants with matching by district and by RI Foundation.  i.e. a $10,000 project with matching funds from District(s) and RI Foundation can be $35,000 project!  If multiple clubs and/or districts a $10,000 project could potentially be $100,000+ project.  For instance you gift of $100, just through District and RI Foundation matching turns into $225!
 
Donations to the Annual Fund or to PolioPlus provide various levels of Individual Recognition. i.e.
  • Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member, when you give $100 or more per year to the Annual Fund.
  • Benefactor, when you include the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in your estate plans or when you donate $1,000 or more to the fund outright. Benefactors receive a certificate and insignia to wear with a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin.
  • Paul Harris Fellow, when you give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. To recognize someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow, you can give that amount in their name. You are recognized as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow with each additional gift of $1,000.
  • Paul Harris Society member, when you give $1,000 or more annually to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.
  • Bequest Society member, when you give $10,000 or more via your estate plans. All society members receive recognition from the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, and donors can choose to receive an engraved crystal recognition piece and a Bequest Society pin.
  • Major Donor, when your cumulative donations reach $10,000. You can choose to receive a crystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin or pendant. Recognition items commemorate giving at these levels:
    • Level 1: $10,000 to $24,999
    • Level 2: $25,000 to $49,999
    • Level 3: $50,000 to $99,999
    • Level 4: $100,000 to $249,999
  • Arch C. Klumph Society, when your cumulative giving reaches $250,000. We will invite you to an induction ceremony at the Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA and include your picture and biography in the Arch C. Klumph Society interactive gallery. You will also receive invitations to society events, along with membership pins and crystals that commemorate giving at these levels:
    • Trustees Circle: $250,000 to $499,999
    • Chair’s Circle: $500,000 to $999,999
    • Foundation Circle: $1 million and above