The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. It is named for our founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.  Jay's wife Carleen and his sons Jim and Jake joined him at the meeting for the award.  

A contribution to The Rotary Foundation is an investment in the ideal of goodwill, peace and understanding. That is an ideal held high by Rotarians the world over, and one that Jay clearly shares. Working with such individuals of goodwill, we believe the ideal will become a reality.

A world of peace and goodwill comes closer to realty today as Jay becomes a Paul Harris Fellow. It is because of gifts like one made in Jay and his family's honor that The Rotary Foundation is able to carry out an array of programs that achieve beneficial changes in our world: improved living conditions, increased food production, better education, wider availability of treatment and rehabilitation for sick and disabled, new channels for the flow of international understanding and brighter hopes for peace.