The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs. These humanitarian programs fund international Rotary club and district projects to improve the quality of life, provide health care, clean water, food, education and other essential needs, primarily in the developing world. The Foundation is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
Foundation-funded major programs in which Phoenix Rotary 100 members have recently participated include:
- PolioPlus seeks to eradicate the polio virus worldwide. Its goal is in sight. Our club alone has raised over $100,000 for PolioPlus.
- Ambassadorial Scholarships provide full scholarships for students to study abroad each year. Phoenix Rotary 100’s support helps District 5490 select Arizona scholarship recipients each year and brings foreign Rotary scholars to the U.S.
- Matching Grants allow clubs in two different countries to team up on a project, with the funds provided by the clubs and local districts being matched by the Foundation. Recent projects we helped support are a burn center in Hermosillo and an educational television station in Guaymas.
- Rotary Youth Exchange Contributions by our members have allowed us to host inbound exchange students from all over the world, while also sponsoring outbound students.
Members of Phoenix Rotary 100 have a long tradition of supporting the Foundation. Currently, 192 of our members are Paul Harris Fellows, including 99 members who have earned multiple Paul Harris Fellowships; while another 60 are Centurions and 33 are Paul Harris Benefactors.
PAUL HARRIS FELLOW Any individual who contributes or in whose name has contributed $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.
PAUL HARRIS CENTURION A Paul Harris Fellow who continues to contribute not less than $100 per year to the Rotary Foundation.
CENTURION Any individual who states an intention to contribute a minimum of $100 annually to the Rotary Foundation with the goal of becoming a Paul Harris Fellow.
MAJOR DONOR Any individual who contributes or in whose name has contributed $10,000, or more, to the Rotary Foundation.
PAUL HARRIS SOCIETY MEMBER Any individual who states an intention to contribute a minimum of $1,000 annually to the Rotary Foundation.
BENEFACTOR Any individual who informs the Foundation that he or she has made a provision in their final estate plan to leave $1,000 or more for the Rotary Foundation Permanent Fund or who makes an outright gift of $1,000 or more to the Permanent Fund.
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