The Rotary Foundation


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The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. Evanston Lighthouse participates in Foundation programs and most club members contribute to the Annual Fund every year.

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Evanston Lighthouse Annual Fund Contributions

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The Annual Fund is the primary source of funding for Rotary Foundation programs. Anyone who contributes $100 or more per year to the Annual Fund is recognized as a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member. Annual Fund contributions count towards our Annual Fund goal, and also count towards our club’s per capita amount.

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Contributions from Evanston Lighthouse

11 Mo. Ended Year Ended
31-May-13 30-Jun-12
Annual Fund $12,185.00 $15,621.00
Other Funds including PolioPlus 1,741.21 7,228.50
Endowment Fund 25.00 50.00
Total Contributions $13,951.21 $22,899.50

SHARE remains the most popular choice for Annual Fund contributions. The District has a Rotary Foundation Committee that allocates a portion of SHARE contributions from clubs in the district. Our district typically uses SHARE contributions to fund Ambassadorial Scholarships and Matching Grants as well as local projects funded by District Simplified Grants.

See our club’s Rotary Foundation chair, Eric Schmelling, with questions about contributions and recognition.