The Rotary Foundation

During Foundation month, Past Rotary International President and current Chair of End Polio Now John Germ spoke at our November 10th meeting. He spoke about the great work of the Foundation and our efforts to wipe out Polio. At that meeting, we recognized all of our members whose recent giving reached the Paul Harris Fellowship Level or the next Paul Harris Fellowship level.

In conjunction with Foundation month, Roswell Rotary located a source of matching funds to incentivize our members to give to The Rotary Foundation and receive a one-time dollar for dollar match. We had $27,000 in matching funds available for attribution to individual donors.

Through that program our members donated $25,657.50 in new Foundation donations, $24,652.50 of which were matched with the special matching funds.

This campaign generated:

  • 28 Rotary Foundation donors
  • 15 new or next level Paul Harris Fellowship members
  • 5 new Major Donors
  • 1 next level Major Donor.

Of these donations, $11,705 were given to Polio Plus, which with the Gates Foundation match, become $35,115.