This committee works to obtain funds to support the Rotary Foundation mission (to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty). Committee members emphasise the importance of becoming a “Paul Harris Fellow” by donating $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. They also encourage every Rotarian to contribute to The Rotary Foundation every year.
What is a Paul Harris Fellow?
Any individual who contributes or in whose name is contributed a total of $1000 to The Rotary Foundation is named a Paul Harris Fellow.
What is a Paul Harris Sustaining member?
Any individual who contributes at least $100 per year is a Paul Harris Sustaining member.
What is the Paul Harris Society?
Any individual who agrees to contribute $1000 per year is named a member of The Paul Harris Society.
What is a Benefactor?
Any individual who has included The Rotary Foundation in their will is a Benefactor.
How much does our club contribute to The Rotary Foundation?
In the 2006-07 year the Rotary Club of York contributed $42,318 or $131 per capita. Our total giving since The Rotary Foundation was formed is more than $1 million.
How are our contributions spent?
Every dollar we contribute this year will be allocated next year and distributed the following year. Administrative expenses are more than covered by the interest earned during that process. One half of our contributions goes to The World Fund and the other half is returned to our District to allocate to Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars, Peace and Conflict Resolution Scholars, District Humanitarian Grants, and District Simplified Grants
Important things to know
The goal of the committee is to encourage every Rotarian to contribute to The Rotary Foundation every year (EREY- Every Rotarian Every Year). The committee members present brief messages about the various programs of The Rotary Foundation as part of the weekly meetings during The Rotary Foundation quarter, October-December, present Paul Harris Awards, and/or contact members to make their contributions.