The Rotary Foundation Named World's Most Outstanding

The Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual award for Outstanding Foundation.  This 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, Kellog, Komen, MaacArthur, among others are past honorees.  The award will be presented in early 2017 at the AFP's annual conference in San Francisco.  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 education the next generation of peace professionals.
As Rotarians we can each take pride in our Foundation receiving this award which gives us even more reason to celebrate during our Foundation's centennial year.