Anyone who contributes US$100 or more per year to the Annual Fund is automatically recognized as a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member.
Sustaining Members are critical to the Foundation. If every club member contributed $100 every year, Rotary could nearly double its efforts to help needy people worldwide and support the continued growth of its programs.
All gifts cumulatively count toward other Foundation Recognition Programs.
You may become a Benefactor by making the Endowment/Permanent Fund a beneficiary in your estate plans or by donating $1,000 or more to the fund outright. Benefactors receive a custom certificate and insignia to wear with a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin.
Couples or individuals who have made commitments of $10,000 or more in their estate plans, such as in a will, living trust, or through whole or universal life insurance, can become Bequest Society members. All Bequest Society members receive recognition from the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation. Donors may elect to receive an engraved crystal recognition piece and a Bequest Society pin. Unless you request to not receive recognition you will be recognized automatically upon notification of your bequest commitment.
Paul Harris Fellow
Donors of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant, or people who have that amount contributed in their name, can be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF)
Multiple Paul Harris Fellow
Gifts of more than $2,000 to TRF earn additional PHF recognitions, and if the individual elects recognition as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, these are commemorated by PHF pins containing jewels. For gifts of $2,000 or more, a Paul Harris Fellow is eligible to:
Be Recognized as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow
Honor someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow with their Foundation recognition points
Paul Harris Society
In order to encourage and recognize regular committed giving to TRF, Rotary International has established the Paul Harris Society (PHS). The PHS program recognizes donors who commit to giving $1,000 per year in eligible TRF giving. This commitment is generally for $85 per month, or $250 per quarter. Members in the PHS receive a pin in recognition of their commitment to TRF giving.
The Rotary Foundation recognizes couples or individuals whose combined personal outright or cumulative giving has reached $10,000. All outright contributions made to the Foundation are included in this total, regardless of the gift designation.
Arch C. Klumph Society
Donors whose cumulative gifts total US$250,000 qualify for the Arch C. Klumph Society. Qualifiers are invited to an induction ceremony at RI headquarters in Evanston, and their pictures and biographies are installed in the Arch C. Klumph Society interactive gallery. Arch C. Klumph Society members also receive invitations to special society events, along with membership pins and crystals that commemorate giving at each level.
District 5100’s Fund Development Chair Elizabeth Cruft-Anderson.