Drew Kyle – Topic: The Rotary Foundation – November 24th, 2015

Posted By Thomas

Arch Klumph“We should not live for ourselves alone, but for the joy in doing good for others.”
— Arch C. Klumph, letter to Rotary club presidents, 5 February 1929

The seed for The Rotary Foundation was planted by Rotary President Arch Klumph at the Atlanta Convention in 1917. From the first gift of $26.50, the Foundation’s assets have grown to approximately $1 billion, and more than $3 billion has been spent on programs and projects — transforming millions of lives across the globe.

The mission of The Rotary Foundation 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 Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service Rotary Foundationprojects to global initiatives. Our club or district can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary contributions.

Join us on Nov. 24 to hear how three of our own Rotary Club members, Frank Deaver, Jimmy Mixson and Mark Nelson, have been personally involved and deeply affected by the Rotary Foundation and its programs to do good in the world.

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