Presentation on theme: "The Rotary Foundation Past, Present, Future. TRF Mission Statement …enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement."— Presentation transcript:
TRF Mission Statement …enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.
TRF Historical Milestones In 1917, Rotary’s sixth World President, Arch C. Klumph, proposed the creation of an “endowment fund for Rotary” The Foundation’s first donation was made in 1930 and benefited the “Crippled Children Societies” The death of Rotary founder Paul Harris in 1947 triggered an unprecedented flood of contributions which started the first scholarship program. In 1957, the Trustees created the “Paul Harris Fellow” designation to recognize contributions of US$1’000 1965/66 saw the introduction of Group Study Exchange. Other programs were added throughout the 1970s and 80s In 1985, the Foundation initiated its most prominent program called PolioPlus, which is a global campaign to eradicate the polio virus
Humanitarian Educational Polio Plus Programmes Programmes
Humanitarian Matching Grant Furnish accommodation for hospice for terminally ill in Zaanstad, N. Holland DDF 1580 : clubs 4 Dutch + 1 German Contributions $44,984.- TRF $16,303- Amount $69,000
Group Study Exchange District 9270 South Africa with District 1550 Educational Programmes
What are the Benefits? Helps people in need Fosters international relations Promotes goodwill and peace Gives maximum opportunities for all Rotarians to participate Offers amazing networking possibilities
How to Contribute to The Rotary Foundation PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS €URO Amount of your contribution Beneficiary: Rotary Foundation EURO Account IBAN of the Beneficiary: DE51 3007 0010 0255 0200 00 BIC/SWIFT of Beneficiary’s bank: DEUTDEDDXXX Bank charges will be shared by donor and beneficiary Payment details: Club Number/Details of Donor and Contribution Designation Please send payment information to the Zurich office as soon as possible
How to Contribute to The Rotary Foundation Do we accept Credit Card contributions? Personal contributions can be made directly through Member Access: https://riweb.rotaryintl.org/donor_xml/contribution menu.asp Complete the credit card contribution form and send it to EAO.
How to contribute to The Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellow Form
Do we fulfil our mission? Enable Rotarians to actively participate Engage donors Report openly and voluntarily Appropriate detail and diligence Comply with laws and regulations We are accountable and transparent
Do we fulfil our mission ? TRF ranks as one of the top 5 worldwide Foundations, and is listed ahead of CARE, UNESCO, UNICEF according to FT survey Over 90 years of proven service 1.2 million volunteers High reputation working with NGOs
TRF - Future Preparing for 2 nd century of service Core values remain the same More say to Districts & Rotarians Increase sense of ownership Adjustments to administrative processes
„…We should look at the Foundation as being not something of today or tomorrow, but think of it in terms of the years and generations to come. Rotary is a movement for the centuries.“ Arch C. Klumph President of Rotary International in 1917