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Donor Recognition

Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. We recognize donors to express our gratitude for your commitment, offering individual and club recognition as well as naming opportunities that enable you to honor a friend or family member with a named or endowed gift.

Individual recognition

Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member

When you give $100 or more per year to the Annual Fund.

Benefactor

When you include the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in your estate plans or when you donate $1,000 or more to the fund outright. Benefactors receive a certificate and insignia to wear with a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin.

Paul Harris Fellow

When you give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. To recognize someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow, you can give that amount in their name. Learn more about Paul Harris Fellow recognition.

Multiple Paul Harris Fellow

When you give additional gifts of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.

Paul Harris Society member

When you elect to contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. Learn more about the Paul Harris Society.

Bequest Society member

When you give $10,000 or more via your estate plans. Bequest Society members are recognized with an engraved crystal recognition piece and a Bequest Society pin. Recognition items commemorate giving at these levels:

  • Level 1: $10,000 to $24,999
  • Level 2: $25,000 to $49,999
  • Level 3: $50,000 to $99,999
  • Level 4: $100,000 to $249,999
  • Level 5: $250,000 to $499,999
  • Level 6: $500,000 to $999,999
  • Level 7: $1,000,000 to $2,499,999
  • Level 8: $2,500,000 to $4,999,999
  • Level 9: $5,000,000 to $9,999,999
  • Level 10: $10,000,000 and above

Major Donor

When your cumulative donations reach $10,000. Major Donors can choose to receive a crystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin or pendant. NOTE: Name recognition is not automatic and needs to be reported to RI staff. Recognition items commemorate giving at these levels:

  • Level 1: $10,000 to $24,999
  • Level 2: $25,000 to $49,999
  • Level 3: $50,000 to $99,999
  • Level 4: $100,000 to $249,999

Arch Klumph Society

When your cumulative donations reach $250,000. Recognition includes an induction ceremony and your picture and biography in the Arch Klumph Society interactive gallery at the Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. You also receive invitations to society events, along with membership pins and crystals that commemorate giving at the following levels. Learn more about the Arch Klumph Society.

  • Trustees Circle: $250,000 to $499,999
  • Chair’s Circle: $500,000 to $999,999
  • Foundation Circle: $1,000,000 to $2,499,999
  • Platinum Trustees Circle: $2,500,000 to $4,999,999
  • Platinum Chair’s Circle: $5,000,000 to $9,999,999
  • Platinum Foundation Circle: $10,000,000 and above

Club banner recognition

100% Paul Harris Fellow Club

For clubs in which all dues-paying members are Paul Harris Fellows. This is a one-time recognition.

100% Paul Harris Society Club

For clubs in which every dues-paying member contributes a minimum of $1,000 to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or global grants within a Rotary year

100% Foundation Giving Club

For clubs that achieve an average of $100 in per capita giving and 100 percent participation, with every dues-paying member contributing at least $25 to any or all of the following during the Rotary year: Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, approved global grants, or Endowment Fund.

Every Rotarian, Every Year Club

For clubs that achieve a minimum Annual Fund contribution of $100 per capita during the Rotary year, and every dues-paying member must personally contribute at least $25 to the Annual Fund during the year. 

Top Three Per Capita in Annual Fund Giving

For the three clubs in each district that give the most, per capita, to the Annual Fund. Clubs that give at least $50 per capita are eligible.

Naming opportunities

Special naming opportunities are available for endowed and term gifts to recognize the donor or a loved one. Endowed gifts are invested in perpetuity, with a portion of their earnings spent on a designated program. Term gifts are spent in their entirety for a specific purpose over an agreed period of time.

Endowment naming opportunities

  • $1 million or more: Fund established in consultation with the donor
  • $500,000 or more: Fund that can provide support for a participating district, an area of focus, or a desired location
  • $250,000 or more: Fund that can provide support for a participating district and an area of focus
  • $25,000 or more: Fund that provides general support for an area of focus
  • $25,000 or more: Fund designated to the World Fund or SHARE

Learn more

Term global grants naming opportunities

  • $30,000: A one-time gift that can provide support for a participating district and an area of focus
  • $15,000: A one-time gift that can provide general support for an area of focus

Rotary Peace Centers endowment opportunities

  • $1.5 million: Supports one two-year fellow at a Rotary Peace Center every year
  • $1 million: Supports one two-year fellow at a Rotary Peace Center every two years
  • $1 million: Supports a visiting lecturer at a Rotary Peace Center every year
  • $750,000: Supports one two-year fellow every three years
  • $500,000: Supports one two-year fellow at a Rotary Peace Center every four years
  • $250,000: Supports one certificate program fellow every year
  • $100,000: Supports annual seminar at a Rotary Peace Center every year
  • $25,000 and up: Fund that provides general support to the Rotary Peace Centers

Rotary Peace Centers term gift opportunities

  • $75,000: Supports a term two-year Rotary Peace Fellow at a Rotary Peace Center
  • $75,000: Supports up to 10 applied field internships or research projects for a specific class of fellows at a Rotary Peace Center
  • $60,000: Supports one year of funding for five certificate program fellows
  • $10,000: For general support of the program