There are many ways to contribute to The Rotary Foundation (Canada):
Il existe plusieurs possibilités de faire un don (Fondation Rotary Canada): Français
Your donation changes lives
Every amount contributed to The Rotary Foundation (Canada) is spent in support of humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs and their operations. Clubs and districts apply for and receive Foundation grants to carry out worthy projects worldwide.
Here are a few of the ways that your contribution can make a difference:
Outright gifts can be made easily with The Rotary Foundation (Canada) online contribution form. This method expedites processing your tax receipt and Paul Harris Fellow recognition points.
Make your cheque payable to The Rotary Foundation (Canada) and send it with a completed recognition/contribution form, Click here for a copy of the form.(cheques in Canadian dollars recommended, US dollar cheques may delay processing)
Please use a Multiple Donor form when submitting a single contribution reflecting the combined gifts of a group of club members. This form is ideal for Rotary Foundation events.
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Click here if you wish to make a donation
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
A gift to The Rotary Foundation for a loved one is meaningful way to honor or memorialize that person. Tribute gifts can be a perfect birthday, wedding, or holiday gift for the person who has everything. When you make a tribute or memorial gift, The Rotary Foundation will send a letter to the recipient or the recipient’s family to let them know about your gift. The amount of your gift is not disclosed. We also will send an acknowledgment to you as the donor. You will receive a separate tax receipt for gifts above US$25.
Donate Tangible personal property
Gifts of tangible personal property, such as jewelry or artwork, are given careful consideration. Each donation is individually considered before acceptance.
The Rotary Foundation’s general guidelines specify that gifts of jewelry be worth at least US$10,000 and gifts of artwork be valued at a minimum of $25,000. Gifts must also be accompanied by a written proposal, which must include a qualified appraisal, photograph, and supporting materials, such as authentication papers.
If you’re interested in making a gift of tangible personal property, contact the Gift Administration department
Contributing appreciated securities to The Rotary Foundation (Canada) may benefit you in two ways:
Stocks may be transferred either electronically or by mail. Do not mail stock certificates to the Foundation’s post office box. Stocks and Securities are transferred to the Rotary Foundation (Canada) via RBC Dominion Securities. Download an information sheet for procedures for transmitting gifts of publicly traded securities to The Rotary Foundation (Canada).
For additional information on making a gift of stock, or if you’re interested in contributing mutual funds, bonds, or closely held securities contact the Gift Administration department or Zone 24 Major Gift Officer, Carolyn Ferguson, Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making a gift of real estate to the Foundation may afford you financial benefits. Consult your financial adviser about your personal circumstances. To initiate the process, you must obtain an independent qualified appraisal of the property. The property’s value should be at least $100,000 (or $25,000 for undeveloped land) if you wish to make an outright gift to the Foundation.If you believe that a gift of real estate could benefit you and the Foundation, contact the Gift Administration department
Your Rotary Legacy
Promote a better world beyond your lifetime by including the Rotary Foundation's Permanent Fund in your estate plan. The principal of a gift to the Permanent Fund is never spent, so a portion of the earnings will always be available for Foundation programs. We invite you to join those who have already committed to improve and enrich the lives of people around the globe by doing good in the world beyond your lifetime. If you would like more information on how to be come a Benefactor or Bequest society member, please visit Legacy Gifts. You may also contact Zone 24 Major Gift Officer: Carolyn Ferguson Carolyn.email@example.com
Recommended Canadian Codicil language
The following language would be sufficient for a specific bequest:
"I hereby give and bequeath the sum of $XXXXXX to The Rotary Foundation (Canada) Charitable Organization Number 11912 5797 RR0001, to be used as the directors of the Foundation may from time to time determine."
And for a gift of the residue of the Estate could state:
"I hereby give and bequeath the residue of my Estate to The Rotary Foundation (Canada), Charitable Organization Number 11912 5797 RR0001, to be used as the directors of the Foundation may from time to time determine."
Workplace Giving Programs in Canada
Over 15,000 companies have matching gift programs to encourage your support of the Rotary Foundation (Canada). More information is available on the following fact sheets:
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For assistance on how to resolve issues regarding members access, your personal Rotary record of giving, and everything related to reporting concerns, please call the Foundation’s Contact Center at 1-866-9ROTARY ( 1-866-976-8279 ) 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.