Rotary Foundation Fund Development Committees

Fundraising Committee Chair
PDG Luz Maria Ortiz Smith



The Annual Fund is the primary source of unrestricted support for the programs of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The mission of the Annual Fund mirrors that of The Rotary Foundation: to support the efforts of Rotary International in the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national, and international humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs.
The Annual Fund supports Foundation programs in 163 countries on seven continents. From digging clean water wells for villages in Africa to teaching basic literacy skills to children in Latin America, during any given moment in a day, thousands of Rotarians volunteer their time and expertise to ensure that all contributions given to the Annual Programs Fund are spent wisely on quality Rotary projects.
Annual Fund Chair
PDG Wade Nomura
Paul Harris Society Chair
Brad Henderson
Major Gifts Chair
PDG Frank Ortiz



The Endowment Fund ensures The Rotary Foundation's ability to meet the urgent needs of the future through an endowment. An endowed contribution is a gift that the Foundation holds in perpetuity. The gift is invested, and only a portion of its investment return is used for purposes specified by the donor. To guard against inflation, the remaining investment return is added to the principal. The goal is to ensure that the principal maintains its real value over time. Thus, gifts to the Endowment Fund will grow and continue to support The Rotary Foundation for years to come.
Learn how to make a gift or commitment to the Endowment Fund.
Endowment Fund Chair 


The Rotary Foundation

Steven Solomon
Annual Giving Officer (Zones 25 & 26)
The Rotary Foundation
1560 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-866-3195
Fax: 847-328-5260

TRF Contact Center:
Available for all general Foundation-related inquiries
866-9ROTARY (866-976-8279)

Mailing address for TRF contributions:
The Rotary Foundation
14280 Collections Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60693