The Foundation of the Rotary Club of Atascadero got its start when Gordon Gearhardt made a huge donation to build the foundation of the Foundation.  Gordon has been honored by the club with a plaque which states that the most prestigious scholarship, the Rotary Renewable, will be renamed to the Gordon Gearhardt Renewable Scholarship.  The student that receives the scholarship is given $1500 each year for four years.  Gordon's generosity and foresight will always be remembered.