Posted by Bob Kemp (Denver Mile High)
As we enter the last quarter of the Rotary year let's take a minute to look at where we stand with donations to our Rotary Foundation Annual Fund. Recall that the Annual Fund is the primary source of funding for most Rotary grant projects including the District Designated Funds (DDF) that we use as matching funds in many of our projects.
Last Rotary year (2016-17) District 5450 Rotarians contributed $516,421 to the Annual Fund. This year (2017-18) we have raised over $384,000 to date. We are just short of 3/4 of the way to equaling last year’s contributions with slightly more than 1/4 of the year remaining. Obviously we want to grow our funding year over year which means we hope to exceed last year’s numbers.  
This is a great time for Clubs to review their progress toward their Annual Fund goals. Please don't wait to send in funds that have been accumulated by the club until year end. Individual Rotarian's should consider their plans to support our work. Become a first time donor, add to your prior donations or use matching points to make someone a Paul Harris Fellow.