The District 5060 Million Dollar Dinners were held in Wenatchee, Washington on April 7th and Kelowna, B.C. on April 8th. These dinners were a celebration of The Rotary Foundation's Centennial and "100 Years of Doing Good in the World". The photo shows Roger Perry, Past District Governor and current District Foundation Chair, Greg MacKinnon,  District Endowment Chair and Co-Chair of the Million Dollar Dinner, and Sarah Pruckl, committee member. The event was the celebration of a year long fund raising effort where Rotarians from our district were asked to think about The Rotary Foundation in there estate plans. Those that made a Bequest in their Will of a minimum of $10,000 USD or an outright contribution of the same amount or a commitment to make that donation to the Foundation over the next 3 years were invited to attend the Million Dollar Dinner. The event was an outstanding succuss, with over 80 people attending the dinner in Wenathcee and 109 in Kelowna. The final numbers reported where $1,571,684.03 USD which is $2,106,056.60 Canadian. There has never been so much raised in one event in our District's history. Special thanks to our sponsor's - Sun Life Financial and Latitude Financial Services Inc for sponsoring the event and to Wayside for the incredible artwork on our invitations and agenda.

To learn more about the Rotary Foundation go to https://www.rotary.org/about-rotary/rotary-foundation .Charity Navigator ranks The Rotary Foundation with 4 stars - the highest level possible.

Greg MacKinnon's next goal for Kal Rotary is to have every member learn more about The Rotary Foundation and to make it their charity of choice by making at least one contribution per year by using Rotary Direct at https://www.rotary.org/en/donate .


 
 
 
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