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The Rotary Foundation Committee for District 6450

Rachel Ossyra, RC of Naperville

May 27, 2021 Rotary Foundation Celebration “A Gathering for Good" 

May 27, 2021 Rotary Foundation Celebration Keynote Rotary Peace Fellow Scott Lang

Fall 2021 Club Foundation Chairs Meeting - Recording click here.  

Spring 2021 Club Foundation Chairs Online Training Resources:

Spring 2021 Club Foundation Chairs Online Training Presentation and Recording

8/6/20 Club Foundation Chairs Online Training Resources:

8/6/20 Club Foundation Chairs Online Training Slides and Recording

2/8/20 Club Foundation Chairs Seminar Resources:

2/8/20 Club Foundation Chairs Seminar Agenda
2/8/20 Club Foundation Chairs Seminar Presentation
Rotary Foundation Reference Guide
Rotary Foundation Facts Brochure
Rotary Learning Center Course Catalog
Club Rotary Foundation Committee Chair Job Description
Club Rotary Foundation Committee Discussion Questions
Working with your Club Rotary Foundation Committee
Rotary Foundation Weekly Messages
Rotary Foundation Contribution Form
Rotary Foundation Multiple Donor Contribution Form
Foundation PHF Recognition Points Transfer Request Form
Foundation PHF Recognition Points Fact Sheet
Rotary Foundation Editable Appeal Form
Rotary Direct Enrollment Form
Rotary Direct FAQs
Paul Harris Society Brochure
Paul Harris Society Enrollment Form
Paul Harris Society FAQs
Your Rotary Legacy Brochure
Planned Giving Guide for Donors
Your Rotary Legacy Commitment Form
Rotary Foundation Strategies & Resources for District Leaders
How to Create My Rotary Account


Once Upon a Time
Thank You for Making a Difference
11/14/19 Foundation Dinner: Celebrating the Heartbeat of Rotary

Our Rotary Foundation: A Powerful Tool for Doing Good in the World - 2019 Fall Training

Managing Your Foundation Giving & Grants Activity-2018 Fall Training

Initiatives and Sub-Committees
Collaborative Programs Sponsored by the District
Foundation Alumni
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International - Links

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
District Grants Coordinator
Mary Dougherty Annual Fund Chair

Chris Reilly                                            Analytics & Reporting Florence Forshey Fundraising
Rick Thiernau Paul Harris Society Chair
Rick Thiernau Major Donors, Bequests & Endowments Chair
Mary Dankowski Polio Plus Chair
Irv Kaplan White Sox Fundraiser
Lesley Gottlinger Stewardship Co-Chair
William Lyman Stewardship Co-Chair