Posted by District 7910 on Dec 12, 2020
It’s been quite a year. A global pandemic. Economic disruption. A renewed focus on social injustice. Climate change. And. through all this, Rotarians continue to demonstrate "service above self" in our communities and across the globe. Whether we’re restocking food pantries, helping to provide clean water, fighting addiction, eradicating polio, or supplying critical personal-protective equipment to our first responders, funding from The Rotary Foundation makes our work possible.
To watch a one-minute video that highlights the work of our Rotary Foundation, click here.
None of this could happen without your support. The dollars that enable our service to others come directly from our contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Donations to the Foundation are invested for three years, and then come back to us to fund District and Global grants for our clubs. The Foundation is the heart of Rotary, and our contributions are the lifeblood that keeps that heart beating strongly.
The Every Rotarian Every Year initiative asks every Rotarian to support the Rotary Foundation every year. As we approach the end of a year that will long be remembered for its challenges, we’re asking you to join us by including the Rotary Foundation in your year-end giving. Please donate today.
Because the Rotary Foundation is one of today’s top-rated charities, our contributions have a powerful impact. The world needs what Rotarians do more than ever before. Our support of the Rotary Foundation ensures that we can continue to lift up those around us who need our help.
Please donate today, by clicking here.
The full amount of your gift to the Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
To Donate By Credit Card:
  1. Visit

  2. If you already have an account, click SIGN IN TO MY ROTARY. If you do not have an account, click  REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT.  You will receive an e-mail from Rotary International confirming creation of your account.  Follow the instructions in the e-mail.  It’s important that you sign into before donating, so your contribution is credited to your club and district!

  3. Once signed in, click on DONATE.

  4. Click the circle next to ANNUAL FUND – SHARE  (supports grants and activities chosen by clubs in our district)

  5. Follow the instructions to enter the donation amount and frequencyand your payment information.

  6. Charges must be authorized prior to 12:00 midnight (Central Time) on December 31, 2020, to be credited the 2020 tax year.

To Donate By Check:
If you prefer to send in a physical check, please make it payable to The Rotary Foundation and write Annual Fund – Share in the check's memo sectionDownload and complete this form, and mail the form and your check to: The Rotary Foundation 14280 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693.
On the form, please make sure to check off that your donation is for the Annual Fund-SHARE program. Both the envelope postmark and the check date must be no later than Thursday, December, 31 2020 to qualify for a 2020 tax deduction.
If you have any issues making a credit-card donation or accessing the required form to send with your check, please contact either Elliott Rittenberg or Steve Sager.

In closing, you may want to download the Rotary Foundation 2020 Calendar Deadlines file. To do so, in PDF format, click here.

Thank you for your generosity, and all you do for Rotary.
Yours in Rotary,
Elliott Rittenberg
District Governor Nominee Designate
Steven T. Sager
District Rotary Foundation Chair (2019-2022)
Past District Governor (2018-2019)
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