We are in the final stretch of our District Foundation Campaign, which was kicked off in August by none other than President Gordon McInally, in person, at our two events in Tacoma and Victoria! The campaign to date has been more than successful, and we have well surpassed the goal of $1,000,000 in gifts and bequests exceeding $10,000USD – that means the generous donor who agreed to match the $1,000,000, if obtained, has done so, and we are now more than $2,000,000! The goal now is to blow this figure out of the water, and let’s see just how generous our donors are in District 5020! The final figure will be announced and celebrated at the District Conference in Semiahmoo in May!
You can help! How, you say? A reminder to your club members of the following points:
- We are asking for contributions of $10,000 USD or more, either as an outright cash gift or as a bequest, new or in addition to an existing bequest!
- All donors participating in the campaign will be invited to a celebratory event at the District Conference!
- The majority of funds given to The Rotary Foundation come right back to our District to support both local and international projects initiated in our clubs, including funds to support the eradication of Polio.
- We need to support the Foundation, so we have those grant funds available to us locally!
- And finally……………..and most excitingly…………….as at January 1, 2024 our District is #1 in the Rotary world in total contributions to our Rotary Foundation!
Let’s keep the momentum going and make sure we maintain that #1 ranking throughout the rest of this Rotary year. We have many generous donors in our District who are just waiting to be asked to contribute! Foundation Chairs: be on the lookout for an email regarding the campaign, along with some tools to use to help us achieve something the District has never done before – a #1 ranking for the Rotary year 2023-24! Thank you in advance for everyone’s help in achieving an amount that will ensure those that need help will receive it, both now and in the future!