Posted by Faron Barr
Over the last month, we have seen quite an increase in Annual Fund SHARE giving. This is in part due to all the funds from the Gathering for Good fundraiser being recorded by Rotary International. It is also because some of you have given individually to the Foundation in the last month. This puts us very close to where we were at this time last year. Your contributions to Our Rotary Foundation (TRF) is appreciated highly and help us with our future endeavors with District and Global Grant initiatives.
 
As of June 3rd, we have, as a district, given 79% of what we contributed last year to TRF Annual fund and 75% to Polio Plus. With one month left in our Rotary year, we are getting closer to matching or exceeding our numbers from last year. Over 82% of our clubs have donated at least something to one of the Rotary Foundation areas and we are all very delighted you did. If you have not made your contribution to TRF yet this year, I would encourage you to do so before June 30th. I know there are a few clubs that have mentioned they have Foundation fundraisers coming up in the next few weeks. We wish you much success in your efforts to raise more funds for TRF. If the Foundation committee can assist in any way, please feel free to reach out to us.
 
Your District Foundation committee has been speaking to many of our clubs on several Foundation topics, including Endowment/Major Gifts, Global Scholars, Global grants, District grants, Paul Harris Society, Polio Plus, and alternative ways to give a significant gift to TRF. I encourage you to reach out to us if you would like us to present to you.
 
Thank you for all of your efforts this year! I hope all of your remaining fundraising efforts are fruitful and fun!