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The Rotary Foundation Committee for District 6450

Rachel Ossyra, RC of Naperville

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The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Supporting The Rotary Foundation is one of the four pillars of an effective club in the Club Leadership Plan. It is recommended that each club have a club Rotary Foundation committee to develop and implement a plan for supporting the Foundation through program participation and financial contributions.

Clubs are expected to appoint a club Foundation chair and as many subcommittee chairs as are appropriate to the size and membership of the club. Contact your district governor or district Rotary Foundation committee members for more information on how your club can best support the Foundation.

The Rotary Foundation’s programs include:

  • Global Scholars
  • Peace Scholars
  • District Grants
  • Global Grants (International Partnerships)
  • Polio Eradication


See the Club Rotary Foundation Committee Manual for more information on how your club can support The Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Foundation Quick Reference Guide is useful in helping new club members learn about Foundation programs and contributions. 


Rachel Ossyra   Chair
Bob Giles Peace Fellowships & Global Grant Scholarships Chair
Pedro Cevallos-Candau Grants Chair
Bruce George
Global Grants Coordinator
Sue Linn District Grants Coordinator
        Clarmarie Keenan Annual Fund Chair

Chris Reilly                                         Analytics & Reporting Florence Forshey Fundraising
Chris Gerrib Fundraising
Osei David Andrews-Hutchinson Fundraising
Rick Thiernau Paul Harris Society Chair
Rick Thiernau Major Donors, Bequests & Endowments Chair
David Templin Polio Plus Chair
Irv Kaplan White Sox Fundraiser
Lesley Gottlinger Stewardship Co-Chair
William Lyman Stewardship Co-Chair
Robert Hann Grants Auditor