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The mission of the Annual Programs Fund mirrors that of The Rotary Foundation: to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Contributions to the Annual Programs Fund through the Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative are the primary source of funding for Foundation programs, which cover more than 160 countries and geographical areas on seven continents. From digging water wells for villages in Africa to teaching basic literacy skills to children in Latin America, during any given moment, thousands of Rotarians volunteer their time and expertise. All contributions to the Annual Programs Fund are spent wisely on quality Rotary projects.

If you give $100 per year through EREY, you automatically become a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member . By donating $1,000 or more, you can become a Paul Harris Fellow .

You also can honor a friend or family member through a named gift to the Annual Programs Fund .

Learn about other types of donor recognition .

Our members have given over $400 thousand in the last 35 years to support the programs of our foundation.

Since former District Governor and club member Joe Sage became our first Paul Harris fellow in 1974, members of our club have contributed $441,227 and have recognized 207 Paul Harris fellows. That's a record few clubs around the world can match. And as of February 20 we have given $6,227 to the Eradicate Polio Now Gates match, tops among the 54 clubs in our district.

Our club has also produced three benefactors to the foundation- -people who have included the foundation's permanent fund in their estate plan. One of those is the aforementioned Joe Sage whose gift of over $80,000 which was announced in 1994 when he died, has produced income for the foundation for ten years.


If you'd like more information on how easy it is to become a benefactor, you can contact Kathy Braun , our club's foundation chair, or you can click here to go to Rotary.org