Rotary Club of Arlington (North)

Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is one of the most important ways a Rotarian can support Rotary.

Members are encouraged (but not required) to donate at least $100 per year - every year to the Rotary Foundation. Our club matches a members contributions - up to $100 each year. In as little as 5 years a member can become a Paul Harris Fellow - one who has contributed at least $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.

Our club has 20 Paul Harris Fellows of which 12 are Multiple Paul Harris Fellows (those that have contributed $2,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation). Over 40 of our members contribute $100 or more to the Rotary Foundation each year.

As of March 2009, our members have contributed just under $130,000 to the Rotary Foundation.

Members donations are set aside and invested for 3 years, with 1/2 of the principal amount returned after that to the district to be used for projects submitted by the various clubs. Interest earned helps run the administration.

The Rotary Foundation is one of the most well run charitable organizations in the US.

Members are also encouraged to remember the Rotary Foundation as a benefactor through their wills. 9 of our members have done so.

Joe Bruner is in charge of getting our members to understand the importance of the Rotary Foundation. He and his wife, Doreen are Paul Harris Fellows and have included the Rotary Foundation in their estate planning.