The Rotary Foundation is a registered charity that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians.
The Rotary Foundation supports the Polio Plus Program, which is a program designed to eradicate Polio from the world. It supports Humanitarian & Educational programs These include grants to fund club & district service projects, matching grants for international projects, ambassadorial scholarships and the Group Study Exchange Program.
50% of the money we donate to the Rotary Foundation comes back to our District. 50% goes to the World Fund.
The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary over 100 years ago. The Fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation and recognition for a contribution of $1,000US to the Rotary Foundation. A Multiple Paul Harris Fellow is a Paul Harris Fellow who has contributed an additional $1,000US to the Foundation.
While it is an honor to receive a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, it’s not about the recognition; it’s about what we can do in the World as Rotarians.