‘Giving Tuesday’ is an opportunity to support The Rotary Foundation

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Join the “Giving Tuesday” movement Nov. 29 by making a donation to The Rotary Foundation.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, fueled by social media and encouraging people like yourself to help other through the gift of time, donations, goods or by speaking out. And what better way to give than through a donation to The Rotary Foundation?

“The Rotary Foundation is one of the most beneficial philanthropic organizations in the world,” says  Jim Lussier, 2016-17 District 5110 Fundraising Chair for TRF, “because of its international humanitarian work and what it does for communities, children, scholarships and the advancement toward peace on our planet.

This year, each Rotary club president and TRF chair is asking every Rotary member to consider making a commitment to contribute according to their financial capability. In our club, the TRF chair is encouraging every club member to donate at least $100 to Rotary’s Annual Fund in recognition of TRF’s 100th anniversary.

You can be assured your dollars are well spent. The Association of Fundraising Professionals recently recognized TRF with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation. The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. Some of the boldest names in American giving — Kellogg, Komen, and MacArthur, among others —are past honorees.

AFP’s committee of judges cited Rotary’s comprehensive campaign to eradicate polio as a major driver of the selection. They also mentioned that Rotary applies a methodical, purposeful approach to support a wide variety of causes, from providing clean water to educating the next generation of peace professionals.

It’s easy to make a donation to the Annual Fund. Just contact Rogue Gateway Rotary TRF chair Margaret Bradford at pubcrawlers@hotmail.com. Or visit rotary.org.

Go ahead… make a positive difference in the world.

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