TRF - Fundraising

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Club Rotary Foundation Committee Manual - basic document for the Club Rotary Foundation Committee
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District 5340 Fundraising Manual
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Steven Solomon’s Resource Library
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Fundraising Resource Team – Fundraising “Gurus”
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Paul Harris Society

Why Would I Choose to Join the Paul Harris Society? 

The Rotary Foundation is the flagship of Rotary International’s efforts to provide “Service Above Self” to the world through educational and humanitarian projects. The contributions of individual Rotarians support world-wide programs which provide clean water, promote literacy, continue the race to eradicate polio, and and fund Global and District Grants. 

The Paul Harris Society was established on the premise that, although it is not appropriate for all members, there are many District 5340 Rotarians who are both willing and able to provide this level of support for initiatives that will make both our local communities and the world better places in which to live. Those donors who agree to contribute $1,000 each year to The Rotary Foundation will be awarded membership in the Paul Harris Society and will be afforded the personal satisfaction of changing lives, supporting families, and empowering communities.


Society members will receive District-wide recognition on appropriate occasions and a distinctive blue and gold emblem or “chevron,” which can be worn with the Paul Harris Fellow pin or the Rotary Member pin. They will also qualify for The Rotary Foundation’s Paul Harris Fellow or Multiple Paul Harris Fellow recognition.

How to Join the Paul Harris Society - It's Easy

The easiest way is to use ROTARY DIRECT, Rotary's recurring giving program, and making a gift of at least $85/month or $250/quarter.  Visit

Or let your Club Foundation Chair know that you agree with the following statement: "Yes, I would like to become a member of the Paul Harris Society and help improve lives locally and around the world.  As a member, I intend to contribute $1,000 or more each year that I am financially able."

Either way you will be making a real difference in the world.

If you have any questions at all, contact

PDG Larry Scott, Paul Harris Coordinator for D5340

How to Maintain Your Membership in the Paul Harris Society

Donate at least $1,000 or more to the The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Rotary Foundation Grant during each Rotary year that you are financially able.

Paul Harris Society

The Paul Harris Society (PHS) is a new level of recognition of Rotarians and friends who contribute $1,000 or more each fiscal year to The Rotary Foundation's humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs. The Rotary Foundation Trustees adopted the Paul Harris Society as an official worldwide recognition program as of July 2013.

In 1999, District Governor Wayne Cusick created the first Paul Harris Society in District 5340. What began as a district program has now spread throughout Rotary Clubs worldwide and is now responsible for the financial stability of The Rotary Foundation. Approximately 3% of all Rotarians are Paul Harris Society members; they together represent more than 30% of the overall contributions to TRF in any given year.

Our district has a tradition of generous Foundation giving to promote world peace and understanding. We are increasingly involved in and supportive of Rotary Foundation Programs. Our Paul Harris Society was established in response to the need for more contributions to Annual and Restricted Giving.

Each PHS member receives a recognition certificate signed by the District Governor, a distinctive gold and blue PHS recognition chevron to be worn with a Rotary pin or a Paul Harris pin, and recognition at selected other events or activities during the year.

Join the Paul Harris Society today.