the fellowship enjoyed by rotarians it is possible to
lose sight objectives of Rotary at a local and
Ongoing support for locally based charities is of
course important, however I believe it is also important
to maintain a global perspective.
individual Rotarians aspire to “make a difference”
on a worldwide scale it is only possible if Rotarians
throughout the world pool their resources.
Permanent fund is the result of this pooling of
resources, and the structuring of this fund enables the
contributions of individual funds and members to have
and impact now and for years to come.
The success to date in the fight against polio
would not have been possible without this fund.
is our intention during the year is to;
targets set for contributions to foundation
awareness of the operations of the Permanent Fund
information on the methods of individual giving to
information on the form of recognition available for
participation in schemes that benefit from grants
from central funds, such as Group Study Exchange and
Polio Plus Partners.
contributions to the Permanent fund at an individual
level via our club web site
Permanent Fund ensures our ability to meet the urgent
needs of the future through an endowment. The Trustees
of The Rotary Foundation spend only the interest
earned from the principal on Foundation programs,
providing extra income to meet the ever growing out
reach of The Rotary Foundation's humanitarian, cultural
and educational programs.
gifts to the Permanent Fund may be designated to the
World Fund, which allows the Trustees of The Rotary
Foundation to allocate fund to programs where the need
is greatest or may be designated to a specific use.
gift to the Permanent Fund will ensure the future of
Foundation programs for years to come
SHARE, Rotary districts share in the
decision-making process by choosing which Rotary
Foundation programs they wish to support and participate
Rotary Foundation's programs are funded through
voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and others who
believe in the Foundation's mission. Their support
demonstrates their commitment to enhance the quality of
life for all people, to create greater understanding
among nations, and to advance the quest for peace in the
SHARE system is the mechanism by which Rotary
Foundation program awards are distributed worldwide.
Through the SHARE system, contributions to The
Rotary Foundation are transformed into Ambassadorial
Grants for International Humanitarian Projects, Group
Study Exchanges, and more.
is important that members are aware that in addition to
contributions made to Rotary Funds at club level, it is
possible to make direct donations to the Permanent Fund
in a variety of ways.
Gifts by individuals to the Permanent Fund can be
more tax effective than contributions made at club
level, and some of the ways of making such gifts are
of cash are accepted at any level. However gifts of
$1,000 or more immediately qualify you for Benefactor
status and recognition.
is possible to set up a life policy to specifically
benefit Rotary on you death, or to assign an existing
can be a relatively in expansive method of making a
substantial contribution to the Permanent Fund
year, thousands of donors designate a portion of their
assets to benefit The Rotary Foundation. Bequests made
through wills or living trusts are an important part of
the Permanent Fund because they enable individuals to
make gifts that they may not have been able to make
can take various forms:
A specific bequest directs that The Rotary
Foundation receive a specific piece of property. Example
"I give...500 shares of XY stock".
A residual bequest designates all or a
portion of whatever remains after all debts, taxes and
expenses have been paid: "I give...fifty percent of
the next residue and remainder of my estate."
A contingent bequest takes effect only
under certain conditions: In the event that my spouse
does not survive me, I give to The Rotary Foundation of
Rotary International, an Illinois not for profit
corporation, the sum of....
codicil language is available to potential donors if
Harris Fellow Recognition for Gifts to the Annual
who contributes — or in whose name is contributed —
a gift of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund
may become a Paul Harris Fellow. Each new Paul Harris
Fellow receives a commemorative certificate, a Paul
Harris Fellow pin and a medallion. Cumulative donors are
eligible for Paul Harris Fellow recognition when their
giving reaches US $1,000.
each additional gift of US $1,000 or more, including
cumulative gifts, a Paul Harris Fellow
is recognized as a multiple Paul Harris fellow
is eligible to receive a new Paul Harris Fellow
Pin with one sapphire for each additional US$1000 gift,
up to five sapphires, and
may also choose to honour some one else as a Paul
Harris Fellow with their Foundation Recognition Points,
formerly available credit.
Recognition for Gifts to The Permanent Fund
may become a Benefactor to The Rotary Foundation by
making The Foundation a recipient of an outright gift of
US $1,000 through a gift left to The Rotary Foundation
in your will or final estate plans. Simply notify the
Foundation, in writing, of that bequest.
will be presented with:
a commemorative certificate
an insignia which may be attached to a Rotary or
Paul Harris Fellow pin, or worn alone
a letter of appreciation
Benefactor is recognized at the time of his or her first
gift. Subsequent gifts receive a letter of appreciation
Rotary Foundation recognises those individuals whose
personal outright or cumulative giving has reached US
donor recognition is offered for contributions to the
Annual Programs Fund, Permanent Fund, and Polio Plus
are recognised for these special donors at five gift
$1 million or greater
major donors receive recognition from the Trustees of
The Rotary Foundation. Donors may elect to receive a
crystal recognition piece and Diamond Circle Pins
commemorating the gift at each new recognition level.
Rotary Foundation also recognises that on occasion
donors may wish anonymity, and will respect that wish.
We hope we have made a start in increasing awareness of the
importance of maintaining the Permanent Fund, which is
often described as “Rotary’s only charity”, and
provided some guidance on methods of contributing.
We will be delighted attempt to provide further information
on any of the matters raised, or to put you in contact
with someone who will help you to part with your money.Newry Rotary Club