More than 100 years ago, Rotarians took bold action to ensure your success and the empowerment of generations still to come — they established The Rotary Foundation to secure a better future.
peace fellow scholarships funded by Rotary's Endowment in the name of the donor or their honoree
the value of named donations made to Rotary’s Endowment that continuously support our programs
Gifts to Rotary's Endowment ensure that future Rotarians will have the resources they need to design and implement sustainable projects year after year.
Your gift at work
Rotary strives to increase the value of your gift to the Endowment by preserving and investing your initial contribution and spending only a portion of the earnings.
This strategy supports Rotary's causes today while generating funds that will further the work of future Rotarians committed to Doing Good in the World.
Your Legacy, Rotary's Promise
Give to the Endowment today and watch as the value of your gift grows and investment earnings improve communities.
Secure your vision for the future by including a commitment to the Foundation in your will or estate plan.
Making an impact now and forever
Annual gifts to the Foundation help people around the globe live better lives today.
Planned gifts to Rotary’s Endowment support the same life-changing programs forever.
Imagine the tremendous impact of your legacy after more than 100 years of investment, not only in the markets but also in sustainable projects that change lives.
How will your legacy change the world?
Your Rotary Legacy
A world fueled by service
“My family’s gifts to The Rotary Foundation honor friendships we have made around the world. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve and to give.”
William Gray, left, Rotary Club Cataraqui-Kingston, Canada
A world strengthened by people of action
“I wanted my estate to continue to provide for the community when I was gone. I felt there was no better way to do so than to establish a bequest.”
Megan Tilley, center, Rotary Club of St. Ives, Australia
A world for our children
“My Rotary legacy will provide a better future for the children of the world, immortalizing my progeny’s dedication to doing good.”
Ravi Vadlamani, right, Rotary Club of Guntur, India
One hundred years of Rotarian dedication made The Rotary Foundation’s success possible. What you do today will shape the next century of service.
Club & District Legacy Toolkit
Thank you for supporting Rotary’s future by raising awareness of the Endowment. The following resources can help you spread the word about opportunities for building a Rotary legacy.