Contributions from District members to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) for 2022-2023 are below previous year’s totals.  End-of-year donations are needed to maintain the level of humanitarian work District 7390 Rotarians have historically conducted locally and internationally. 
 
Now is the time to boost the Annual Fund—SHARE.  Funds contributed this Rotary year will be invested for three years.  Three years from now half of the funds collected minus a small fee will be returned to the district.  These funds are absolutely essential to fund global grant and district club grant proposals from clubs.
 
Members are asked to consider making a gift in the next two weeks.  Donations must be postmarked by June 30 to count this year.  Donors are encouraged to make their contributions as soon as possible so your gift arrives by the deadline.  Of course, on-line donations through Rotary Direct are secure and help meet the deadline. 
 
Contributions to PolioPlus are actually higher than in previous years.  Giving to PolioPlus is critical if Rotary is to reach the goal of raising $50 million dollars this year.  When achieving this goal, the Gates Foundation will provide $100 million to Rotary for polio eradication.
 
What can members do to boost support of TRF’s Annual Fund? 
  • Paul Harris Society members are reminded to complete their $1,000 annual pledge.
  • District PolioPlus Society members are reminded to complete their $100 annual pledge.
  • Clubs that collect donations for members are asked to submit those donations to TRF as soon as possible.
  • If possible provide matching Foundation points to incentivize giving.
  • There are 1893 members in District 7390.  If each district Rotarian gave $10, it would generate $18,930; if each member gave $25 it would generate $45,325, and if each member donated $100 it would generate $189,300 for the Annual Fund.
Thanks to each member who supports TRF.  Your generosity guarantees  Rotary International will remain a world leader in humanitarian service that fosters global understanding and peace. Make an End-of-Year donation and Make a Difference!
 
Submitted by Anna-Mae Kobbe, District Rotary Foundation Chair