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Reasons for giving

The Rotary Foundation is recognized as one of the most effective and well-managed charitable organizations in the world, with 12 consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator and an A-plus rating from Charity Watch. Most important, it supports the remarkable work of our Rotary clubs. The generosity of our donors makes this possible.

  • Susana B. Capriglioni 

    Argentina
    Bequest Society Level 4

    To donate is to give voluntarily, to give up what you are attached to, and to give by giving of yourself. Doing Good in the World is to commit oneself, to give meaning to life, and that gives me peace and makes me happy.

  • Felipe Meza Chávez and Rocío Meza

    Mexico
    Major Donor Level 3

    We support The Rotary Foundation in order to improve the lives of those in need, and we are more and more committed to continue contributing and changing lives.

  • Heinz and Jacqueline Eberhard

    Switzerland
    Major Donor Level 4

    As donors to The Rotary Foundation, what we feel, above all else, is a sense of trust. It is impressive to see the impact and professionalism with which The Rotary Foundation uses its funds.

  • Joe and Linda Grebmeier

    USA
    Arch Klumph Society Platinum Trustees Circle, Legacy Society Level I

    The ability to help someone in need that you will never meet is a precious gift. To be able to leave a gift that creates a legacy is priceless. We have been blessed and The Rotary Foundation has allowed us to share those blessings with the world.

  • Gregory and Lorraine Hale

    Australia
    Arch Klumph Society Trustees Circle

    When I was invited to join Rotary in 1983, I joined for the fellowship of like minded people wanting to do good in the world. Giving to The Rotary Foundation enables me to feel part of the projects that I cannot personally attend.

  • Suraiya Kassamally

    England
    Arch Klumph Society Trustees Circle, Bequest Society Level 4

    As a former educator myself, I am a firm believer that if a woman is educated, the whole family will benefit and there will be a ripple effect throughout the community. I feel delighted that my donations to The Rotary Foundation make this possible.

  • Eric and Margaret Kimani

    Kenya
    Arch Klumph Society Trustees Circle, Bequest Society Level 2

    Giving to Rotary is a guarantee that we will continue to touch lives and to do good long after we have physically departed this world — it is a 10-year dream come true!

  • Hans-Jürgen and Sabine Leuchs

    Germany
    Major Donor Level 4

    We like to donate to The Rotary Foundation because by doing so, we help Rotary help people who are not able to fend for themselves.

  • Frederick and Jane Lin

    Taiwan
    Arch Klumph Society Trustees Circle

    My father used to help others, even when life was hard for him. I felt he was behind us, pushing us to contribute to The Rotary Foundation because it’s doing only good things to the world.

  • OR Sik Ling and CHAN Chor Luen

    Hong Kong
    Arch Klumph Society Trustees Circle

    We are proud and grateful to be part of The Rotary Foundation. Together we contribute to changing the world to a better place and attending to others’ needs.

  • Kenichi and Masako Maruo

    Japan
    Arch Klumph Society Chairs Circle

    When I first joined Rotary, I had no willingness to contribute. However, after various experiences, listening to people’s stories, being inspired, sometimes crying, I became motivated to contribute. The moment I made my contribution, I felt tremendous happiness and was filled with joy that I was able to help others. I realized that I was surrounded by positive energy.

  • Maria Vital da Rocha and Agerson Tabosa Pinto⁺

    Brazil
    Major Donor Level 4, Bequest Society Level 4

    When we contribute to The Rotary Foundation, we practice Service Above Self. By doing so, we know that we will transform the lives of countless people through Rotary service projects all over the world.

  • Parag and Punam Sheth

    India
    Arch Klumph Society Chairs Circle, Bequest Society Level 2

    We joined Rotary for business and fellowship, but we stayed in Rotary to change the world. Life is very simple — what we give, we get back. The Rotary Foundation is our foundation. We have created it, so it is our humble duty to strengthen it. Donating to the Foundation is always our pleasure.

  • Fritz-Eckhard Sticher

    Germany
    Major Donor Level 4

    I feel great moments of happiness and gratitude for the opportunity to give something back from what I have personally achieved to support higher goals.

  • Gerry Tipple

    Czech Republic
    Major Donor Level 1, Bequest Society Level 5

    It gives me immense satisfaction to know that my bequest to The Rotary Foundation will help provide education to children around the world. You can have no better legacy than to have done something that will go on helping others long after you have gone.

  • Névio and Bernardete Urio

    Brazil
    Major Donor Level 4, Bequest Society Level 1

    For us, contributing is supporting the mission of The Rotary Foundation, which is Doing Good in the World. Rotary and its Foundation are efficiently working towards a better world through programs and humanitarian projects.

  • Vince and Tracey Vavrek

    Canada
    Arch Klumph Society Trustees Circle, Bequest Society Level 2

    We are humbled and blessed to give to The Rotary Foundation today knowing and trusting that our donations will benefit and touch the lives of many who we may never meet now nor in the future.

  • Frank and Nancy Yih

    China
    Arch Klumph Society Trustees Circle

    We have applied for dozens of grants over the years, so we know the impact Rotary can have. We feel good knowing our donation will support COVID-19 relief, peace building, education, and our environment.

  • Young Joung Yun and Sook-Young Kim

    Korea
    Arch Klumph Society Trustees Circle

    We are convinced that if we donated first, there would be more people with us and our little sharing would be a small fire that sparks more donations. We donate today, dreaming of a beautiful world where miracles will come true to those who can only pray.

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The Rotary Foundation is recognized as one of the most effective and well-managed charitable organizations in the world, with 12 consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator and an A-plus rating from Charity Watch.