Foundation Centennial

The Rotary Foundation is turning 100!

Rotary is marking the Foundation's centennial with a year of festivities. The celebration kicks off at the 2016 Rotary Convention in Seoul and will culminate at the 2017 convention in Atlanta.

Join in and show your support for The Rotary Foundation. Here are some ways to get involved:

  • Plan an event in your community to raise awareness of Rotary and its Foundation.
  • Promote projects your club or district is involved in that are funded by the Foundation.
  • Empower The Rotary Foundation to support the good work of Rotary clubs around the world by making a special contribution. Give
  • Apply for a grant from the Foundation to fund a project.
  • Attend the Rotary Convention in Seoul, 28 May-1 June 2016, and in Atlanta, 10-14 June 2017. Register for Seoul
  • If you're an incoming district governor, look for more centennial information at the International Assembly in January.

Come back to find more ideas and resources for celebrating the centennial over the coming months.

A century of doing good

"We should not live for ourselves alone, but for the joy in doing good for others."

— Arch C. Klumph, letter to Rotary club presidents, 5 February 1929

The seed for The Rotary Foundation was planted by Rotary President Arch Klumph at the Atlanta Convention in 1917. From the first gift of $26.50, the Foundation's assets have grown to approximately $1 billion, and more than $3 billion has been spent on programs and projects — transforming millions of lives across the globe. Learn more about the Foundation

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