Foundation Minute for Week of May 28


The Rotary Foundation celebrated its centennial with a year of festivities that began at the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul, Korea, and culminated at the 2017 convention in Atlanta, Georgia.


Throughout the year, members organized celebrations, educated their communities about the Foundation’s impact, raised funds for the Foundation, and shared their own centennial projects on social media.  In the US, the Rotary Club of Austin, Texas packed more than 22,000 meals for people in need.  In South Africa, the Rotaract Club of Durban Berea celebrated Diwali by handing out boxes of treats to children, police and maintenance workers.  And in the Philippines, the Rotary Club of Midtwon-General Santos visited a retirement facility to serve lunch.  


In 1917 Rotary President Arch Klumph proposed an endowment fund dedicated to “doing good in the world.” What started with an initial contribution of $26.50 has grown into a foundation that has invested $3.95 billion in programs, projects, and scholarships.  


Your contribution to TRF has made this possible.

            (Annual Report – 16-17)