Each year, our Rotary Foundation Chair has three key objectives during the annual TRF Campaign: 
 
  • Educate club members about The Rotary Foundation, The Paul Harris Society, Bequest Society, and Foundation Grants;
  • Encourage every Rotarian to give to TRF every year; and
  • Encourage members to promote the stories of the Rotary Foundation's worldwide successes!
The Rotary Foundation was formally established in 1928 and made its first grant in 1930 for $500. Today, The Rotary Foundation contributes more than $100 million to causes that improve the lives of millions of people in over 165 countries every year.  The key to our Rotary Foundation campaign for 2019-20 and frankly every year is Participate.  The dollar amount of your gift is not the most important thing, but that you participate at some level — Every Rotarian Every Year, whatever is right for you.  
 
Giving is easy!  You can donate online, or make a check payable to "The Rotary Foundation," and mail to Susan Stiles, Rotary Foundation Chair, 7305 Claredon Dr, Edina, MN, 55439.  
 
The Rotary Club of Edina has a long history of support for The Rotary Foundation. Our club has a high level of participation and our membership has been and continues to be very generous!  As a result, we have several Multiple Paul Harris Fellows ($1,000 or more) and Major Donors ($10,000 or more).  Paul Harris Fellow and Major Donor pins are awarded to recognize levels of accumulated giving.  You can find out more on our Donor Recognition Page.
 
For more information, please contact The Rotary Foundation Director Susan Stiles, susan@stilesfinancial.com