Gifts to the Rotary Peace Centers
T he Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution are made possible through the generosity of Rotarians and friends who provide support for the program.
The Rotary Peace Centers Major Gifts Initiative has a goal of US$95 million in endowed and one-time gifts and commitments. The initiative provides support for 120 Rotary Peace Fellowships and for other program costs.
As of 31 March 2013, the Rotary Peace Centers Major Gifts Initiative has raised US$83.2 million in contributions and commitments from individuals, clubs, and districts through outright gifts, estate gifts, and District Designated Funds, towards the US$95 million goal. The long-term success of the Rotary Peace Centers depends on the financial support of Rotarians and friends of Rotary. Fellowships are the primary focus of the Rotary Peace Centers funding effort, but there are many opportunities to support the program.
An endowed fund is a gift made to the Permanent Fund of The Rotary Foundation. The principal of an endowed fund is never spent, and a portion of the income is made available for the Rotary Peace Centers as specified by the donor. Rotary Peace Centers endowed naming opportunities include:
Endows a Rotary Peace Fellow at a Rotary Peace Center approximately every year
Endows a visiting lecturer approximately every year
Endows a two-year Rotary Peace Fellow approximately every other year
Endows a Rotary Peace Fellow at a two-year Rotary Peace Center approximately every three to four years
Endows a Certificate Program fellow approximately every year
Endows an annual seminar at a Rotary Peace Center
Endows a general support fund bearing the donor's name
One-time named gifts
A one-time gift is fully expended within a set period of time
Funds a Rotary Peace Fellowship for one two-year Peace Fellowship or names up to 10 applied field internships or research projects for one year
Provides one year of funding for approximately five certificate fellows
Become a Rotary Peace Centers Peacebuilder District
Rotary districts also support the Rotary Centers for International Studies program by becoming a Rotary Centers Peacebuilder District. Districts that allocate US$25,000 per year or $50,000 every other year from their District Designated Funds to support a Rotary Peace Fellow will be designated as a Rotary Centers Peacebuilder District and will be recognized appropriately. Because funds contributed from the DDF are intended to support fellows selected on a world-competitive basis, the DDF allocated by a district is not connected to a fellow from that district.
For more information on how to become a Rotary Centers Peacebuilder District please e-mail the Rotary Centers for International Studies.
Support the Rotary Peace Centers
Other opportunities exist for making a gift to the Rotary Peace Centers. For more information, e-mail Foundation staff, or call 847-424-5369. To learn how your district can support the Rotary Peace Centers, contact a Rotary Peace Centers staff member, or call 847-866-3307.