Rotary Foundation Mission

The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and others who share its vision for a better world. Funds generated by the Foundation enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. For example, after 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partner organizations are on the brink of eradicating polio.

Special thanks to Rotarian Betsy Berkheimer Pakenas, who has stepped up to spearhead our Club’s support of The Rotary Foundation. Each member of the Rotary Club of Frederick is respectfully asked to contribute $100 annually to the Foundation.

While some choose to make their annual gift during the Every Rotarian, Every Year initiative typically held in the month of November, your generous gift is welcome any time. You can write your check to the Rotary Foundation and give it to Betsy, or visit www.rotary.org/en/donate and make a secure gift online with a credit card.

Keep in mind that this $100 annual gift makes you a Sustaining Member of the Rotary Foundation, and cumulative and/or one-time gifts of $1000 add you to the elite group of Paul Harris Fellows.

Our goal is to achieve 100% participation in the Every Rotarian, Every Year campaign– we can do it!