At the end of 2016, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) recognized The Rotary Foundation as the World’s Outstanding Foundation. The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. 
Foundation Trustee Chair, Kalyan Banerjee says, “The continued strong support of Rotary members will help us keep our promise of a polio-free world for all children and enable the Foundation to carry out its mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace.”
“While almost everyone is familiar with Rotary, not everyone realizes how much of an impact Rotary and The Rotary Foundation have had on people and communities across the globe,” says Jason Lee, APF president and CEO. “All of us are honored to recognize The Rotary Foundation as our 2016 Outstanding Foundation.