The mission of the Annual Programs Fund mirrors that of The Rotary Foundation: to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Contributions to the Annual Programs Fund]] through the Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative are the primary source of funding for Foundation programs, which cover more than 160 countries and geographical areas on seven continents. From digging water wells for villages in Africa to teaching basic literacy skills to children in Latin America, during any given moment, thousands of Rotarians volunteer their time and expertise. All contributions to the Annual Programs Fund are spent wisely on quality Rotary projects.
How to participate in EREY
Your donation can mean a world of difference. For example, a contribution of $100 can fund one year of tuition and books for two children in Kenya.
You also can honor a friend or family member through a Named Gift to the Annual Programs Fund.
Learn about other types of Donor Recognition.
Learn more about EREY and the Annual Programs Fund through the Foundationís Contact Center at 1-866-9ROTARY (1-866-976-8279) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A team of Foundation specialists will answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.
Our district has been very supportive in giving to the Annual Programs Fund for many years. This year our goal is to raise $479,868 which is $112 per member. If every Rotarian gave $10 per month we would exceed our goal.
Submitted by: Pete Gribskov
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