Posted on Nov 20, 2019
The Rotary Foundation (TRF) has received the highest rating - four stars - from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. More Rotarians, and others, see the wonderful results of our projects and scholarships worldwide, and they are using TRF as their “Charity of Choice” in their annual giving and their estate plans. 
 
So, in cooperation with District 6220 to our North, District 6270 has decided to have a little fun and, together, we have set out on a Million Dollar Journey.  The goal for our two districts together is to find and recognize NEW Major gifts to the Foundation.
 
The goal is to raise at least $1,000,000 via the following gift types during this campaign period which will wrap up in late October 2020:
 
1.  Outright gifts – funded with cash or appreciated securities
2.  3-year pledge funded with cash or appreciated securities
3.  Life Income agreement funded with cash, appreciated securities or real estate – this can include
     a charitable gift annuity, a charitable remainder trust, or a pooled income fund
4.  Bequest commitment via a will, life insurance policy, revocable trust, or retirement plan.
 
The minimum gift amount for each of the above gift types is $10,000 to qualify for a Rotary Legacy Million Dollar Dinner to be held in November 2020.
Of course, there is another goal:  to educate all Rotarians and their family members about the Foundation’s programs and benefits and communicate the good work and generosity of Rotarians in Districts 6270 and 6220. 
 
District 6270 a team of Rotarians who would be happy to discuss this campaign, give a presentation to local clubs, or meet with you personally to answer questions. Please contact Endowment/Major Gifts Advisor Nancy Rhodes at nancyrhodes1@outlook.com or District 6270Rotary Foundation Committee Chair Mary Beth Seiser at mary.seiser@rotary6270.org for more information. 
 
What do you want your Rotary Legacy to be?   Can you name our Rotary Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, or mention it in your estate plan?   This is an excellent way to ensure that your good works and generosity will live on long after you are gone.   Think about it - talk to your family, and your attorney or financial advisor – then let Rotary know your plans and be part of this Journey.  
 
Thank you for everything you already do through Rotary – it is appreciated!