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The Rotary Foundation

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  1. The Rotary Foundation My Foundation – My Charity of Choice

  2. Overview of the Foundation Review of Each Sub-Committee Educate – Communicate - Participate AGENDA

  3. Tim Haak Scholarships Hugh Impey Grants Brenda Tyson Annual Giving Richard Kraemer David Taylor Planned Giving / Permanent Fund Glenys Coleman Committee Chair Sally Schilds Alumni Nonie Buski World Peace Fellowship Brent Collingwood District 5370 Paul Harris Society Ihor Kruk Group Study Exchange Polio-Plus The Rotary Foundation Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinators Immediate PDG DGE District Governor Rotary Foundation Committee Sub-committees

  4. Thank You • Last year, clubs: • Pledged $260,000 to the Annual Programs Fund • Achieved $280,783 or 108% of goal • Average per cap of $118.08 • Restricted Giving $153,451 • Permanent Fund $4,169 • Total Giving in 2008-09 = $438,404

  5. District Designated Funds - History Contribution Year Collected Amount of DDF (after 3 years) 2006-07 $317,193 $158,690 2007-08 $378,438 $189,219 2008-09 $280,783 $140,281 WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DONATION MAKES!

  6. Rotary Goals & Objectives The Mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and alleviation of poverty.

  7. District Foundation Committee: “Helping Rotarians doing good in the world.” Mission Statement

  8. SHARE- How it Works Contributions to Annual Programs Fund The Rotary Foundation Invests for 3 years 50% back to the District as District Designated Funds 50% goes to World Fund

  9. 2009 - 2010 Ambassadorial Scholarships University Teaching Scholarships (Last year to be offered) World Peace Fellowships (World Fund) Grants Group Study Exchange (World Fund) International / Local Humanitarian Aid Polio-Plus PROGRAMS

  10. Ambassadorial Scholarships – to students who serve abroad as ambassadors of goodwill to improve international understanding – up to US$25,000 Grants for University Teachers - grants to Rotarians/Non-Rotarians to strengthen higher education in low-income countries – up to $11,000. Due to the low number of requests for this scholarship, it will no longer be offered in the future. Committee Chair – Richard Kraemer: RC Edmonton - Northeast SCHOLARSHIPS

  11. Funded from the District Designated Fund Lisa Gratkowski - Full Year Ambassadorial Scholar – Sweden Recipient for 2007 -2008 year CURRENT RECIPIENTS Recipient for 2009 - 2010 Year Diana Kim Full Year Ambassadorial ScholarJames Cook University North Queensland • Grants for University Teachers – 2009 - 2010 • Ihor Kruk - Ukraine

  12. World Peace Fellowships Masters Degree - $50,000 2 year Fellowship Professional Development Certificate - $10,000 3 month intensive studies These programs are funded through the World Fund Committee Chair – Nonie Buski: RC Edmonton - Mayfield World Peace Fellowships

  13. Funded from the World Fund This year’s partner country: Brazil Team Leader is Rotarian Marilyn Mucha RC Edmonton – Mayfield Dates: Outgoing: April, 2010 Incoming: May, 2010 Committee Chair Ihor Kruk: RC Edmonton - South GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE

  14. Matching Grants – District and the Rotary Foundation to assist in funding international humanitarian service projects. District Directed Funds (DDF) are available for matching with a maximum of US$15,000.00 per Club District Simplified Grants – support the service activities or humanitarian endeavors of Rotarians. These funds can used for either local or international projects. The are the maximum of 20% of the DDF. This year amount is $32,000 with a maximum of C$2,000.00 per Club. GRANTS

  15. Information and forms are available on the District website – details on access later Committee Chair Hugh Impey: RC Grand Prairie Contact: GRANTS

  16. District Simplified Grants -2008/2009 RC St. Albert $2,000 RC Edson $1,700 RC Edm Mayfield $2,000 RC Ft. St. John $2,000 RC Barrhead $2,000 RC Ft. Mc Murray $2,000 RC Drayton Valley $2,000 RC Grand Prairie $2,000 RC Edm - West $2,000 RC Athabasca $2,000 RC Edm - Glenora $2,000 RC Hay River Sunrise $1,500 Edm - Ave. of Nations $2,000 Grande Prairie – Swan City $2,000 TANGIBLE BENEFITS

  17. International humanitarian aid projects Polio Plus Partners Ecuador water project Surgery Ecuador Water and Sanitation in Sir Lanka Learning Centre in Brazil District 5370 Belize Literacy Program (3-H Grant) TANGIBLE BENEFITS

  18. Annual Programs Fund – This is the essence of the “Every Rotarian Every year” initiative. We encourage all Rotarians to be sustaining members (giving US$100 every year for 10 years). Pledge for 2009-2010 is $280,000. Very doable as last year’s end result was $280,000! Committee Chair: Brenda Tyson,RC Edmonton Northeast SOURCES OF FUND SUPPORT

  19. Permanent Fund / Planned Giving – Through Wills, estate, insurance, stocks, etc. Permanent Fund moneys are never spent – invested, and interest earned each year goes to the Annual Programs Fund. Two levels of giving: Benefactor = US$1,000 in your will. Receive “wings” Bequest Society = minimum of US$10,000 Goal for 2008-09 is 20. Committee Chair: Tim Haak, RC Edmonton - Gateway SOURCES OF FUND SUPPORT

  20. In keeping our promise to eliminate Polio from the world we have immunized over 2 Billion Children. In one day over 100 million children were immunized. We have to eliminate polio for the remaining 4 countries in the world that it is found Funding the Bill and Melinda 200 Million Dollar matching grant challenge with at least $2,000.00 from the public in each club for 3 years Committee Chair: Glenys Coleman, RC Lloydminster PolioPlus Committee

  21. Initiatives in 2009 2010 to achieve our goal Increasing membership in District 5370 Paul Harris Society Having more Rotarians use TRF-Direct (donating funds periodically from their Bank Account or Credit Card) Encouraging Rotarians to become Sustaining Members Funding the Bill and Melinda 200 Million Dollar matching grant challenge with at least $2,000.00 from each club Achieving our Goal

  22. The Paul Harris Society is a special district recognition program designed for Rotarians who wish to support the Rotary Foundation in a more substantial way each year Recognizes individual donors who make a commitment to contribute a minimum of US$1,000 per year to the Annual Programs Fund, Polio Plus and Polio Plus Partners, or the Humanitarian Grants Program. Committee Chair: Brent Collingwood, RC Edmonton Riverview The Paul Harris Society

  23. A new, convenient way is now available for you to make regular contributions to TRF – through TRF-Direct. Simply fill in how much you’d like deducted from your chequing or savings account or from your credit card Indicate frequency; monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, annually Mail it in to The Rotary Foundation, and you’re all set! Form is available on the District website under Foundation TRF-DIRECT

  24. Complete the TRF-Direct form and mail to: The Rotary Foundation Annual Giving, FN500 One Rotary Center 1560 Sherman Avenue Evanston IL 60201-3698 USA OR MAKING A DONATION

  25. Send a cheque to The Rotary Foundation Canada Box B9322P.O. Box 9100,Postal Station FToronto, Ontario M4Y 3A5 N.B Please include the Paul Harris Recognition / Contribution form (123-EN) MAKING A DONATION

  26. Alumni Basics Who are Foundation Alumni? • Former Ambassadorial Scholars • Former Rotary World Peace Fellows • Former GSE Team members and leaders • Former recipients of a University Teachers Grant…(more)

  27. Former Rotary Volunteers who have received a grant from the Foundation Former Discovery Grant recipients Former Individual Grant recipients Alumni Basics Who are Foundation Alumni?

  28. 89,492 Total(as of 2005) 34,747 are former Ambassadorial Scholars 50,280 are former GSE members 14,605 (or 16% of the total) are Rotarians How many Foundation Alumni are there?

  29. Rotarian Actions Actions clubs can take • Invite Alumni to join your club • Ask Alumni to speak to your club • Invite Alumni to serve on Selection committees • Invite Alumni to help with Foundation Presentations • Invite Alumni to work on service projects

  30. “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” Kahlil Gibran FAMOUS QUOTE

  31. Thank you for your support of the Rotary Foundation Further Information is available on our District Website Call or email David Taylor, District 5370 Foundation Committee Chair at either (780) 672-2829 or e-mail at THANK YOU