The Rotary Foundation

Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. We recognize donors to express our gratitude for your commitment, offering individual recognition as well as naming opportunities that enable you to honor a friend or family member with a named or endowed gift.

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 of $1,000 or more 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.  PHF Members receive a certificate and a Pin for achieving this level of donation.

Multiple Paul Harris Fellow

When you give additional gifts of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. PHF + 1 through 5 receive a sapphire pin with an additional stone.  When a Rotarian reaches PHF + 6 they will receive a pin with one ruby,  PHF + 7 receives a pin with 2 rubies and PHF + 8 receives a pin with 3 rubies, a PHF + 8 is the highest level of Paul Harris Fellow. Major Donor status is received with the donation of $10,000.

Paul Harris Society member

When you elect to contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. When a Rotarian becomes a Paul Harris Society member, they receive a “chevron” or ribbon that can be attached to the back of a Rotary pin.

Bequest Society

When you make a commitment for future gifts of $10,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation, you’ll be invited to join the Bequest Society.

  • $10,000: Bequest Society pin and an exclusive art piece suitable for framing
  • $25,000: Rotary’s Promise crystal and named endowed fund, plus all of the above
  • $50,000: Separate named endowed funds directed to two areas of focus or districts, plus all of the above
  • $100,000: Customized Rotary’s Promise crystal, plus all of the above
  • $250,000: Posthumous induction into the Arch Klumph Society, plus all of the above
  • $500,000: Special seating and registration benefits at the Rotary International Convention, plus all of the above

Major Donor

When your cumulative donations reach $10,000. Major Donors can choose to receive a crystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin or pendant. NOTE: Name recognition is not automatic and needs to be reported to RI staff. 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 Klumph Society

When your cumulative donations reach $250,000. Recognition includes an induction ceremony and your picture and biography in the Arch Klumph Society interactive gallery at the Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. You also receive invitations to society events, along with membership pins and crystals that commemorate giving at the following levels. Learn more about the Arch Klumph Society.

  • Trustees Circle: $250,000 to $499,999
  • Chair’s Circle: $500,000 to $999,999
  • Foundation Circle: $1,000,000 to $2,499,999
  • Platinum Trustees Circle: $2,500,000 to $4,999,999
  • Platinum Chair’s Circle: $5,000,000 to $9,999,999
  • Platinum Foundation Circle: $10,000,000 and above

Legacy Society

When you promise a gift of $1 million or more to the Endowment, you’ll be listed in Rotary’s annual report and invited to exclusive Rotary International and Foundation events. Legacy Society members also receive special recognition items and all the benefits provided to Bequest Society members.

 Most Rotary Foundation recognitions are administered through the Foundation; however, the Paul Harris Society is administered through the District Paul Harris Society Chair, who is notified by the Rotary Foundation, along with the Club President.  The chair will work with the club president to arrange the presentation at a club meeting to be presented by the District Governor, a Past District Governor or someone designated by the club President.

Bequest Society and Major Donor recognitions are sent to the District Governor or the Rotarian that receives the horror,  These sort of recognitions should be presented by the district Governor whenever possible or their designated representative and should be made a district Event or club meeting.

 Other Donor Recognitions are sent to the club president or club Rotary Foundation chair.  The honor can be presented by either of these individuals or a district Official if arranged in advance.

Announcements
Past or current club presidents interested in serving District 6490 as District Governor in 2025-26 should submit an application to Nominating Committee Chair Past District Governor Heather Stoa: hhstoa@gmail.com by October 31, 2022.
Click here for Qualifications, Requirements, and Instructions

Click here for Governor-Nominee application forms.

All applications must be signed by both the candidate and the Club Secretary. Interviews will be held in-person the morning of November 5th at the Decatur Club, 158 W. Prairie Avenue, Decatur, IL 62523.


The September Newsletter is available now.
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Jackson, MS, is experiencing major water system problems, which have resulted in a lack of drinking water. Many clubs have asked how to help. District 6820 has disaster relief funds available through the 6820 Foundation. Funds will be used towards projects such as obtaining, delivering and distributing pallets of drinking water and/or addressing other needs.
If you or your district would like to donate to this endeavor, please send your donation to the following address. All donations are tax deductible.

District 6820 Foundation - Disaster Relief Fund 131 Fox Run Road Canton, MS 39046-9633

District Conference Schedule of Events
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Please help the people of eastern Kentucky. The Pikeville, KY Rotary club will serve as the district’s point of contact for cash contributions to a 501(c) (3) fund, through an account with the Pikeville Community Foundation.

Cash contributions can be sent to the following address:
Pikeville Rotary Club Eastern Kentucky Disaster Relief Fund
PO Box 988
Pikeville, KY 41502

Funds will be used for immediate disaster relief for the affected families. More information about relief efforts and needs will be communicated as it becomes available.

SHELTERBOX RESPONDING TO UKRAINE CRISES
Resources to share updates
Ukraine PowerPoint Slides.
Ukraine 1 Page Brief
ShelterBox Current Work Deployment Map.

Videos
ShelterBox USA President Kerri Murray providing an update from the field.
Recording of International Women's Day Panel, with Ukraine Update.
Video Training: How To Enter Club Positions:
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