The Rotary Foundation.
Rotary works because The Rotary Foundation collects money for many international projects which help Rotarians to look after our world. We all know about Global Grants and that many of our clubs get their projects co-funded from that source.
Please remember that Major Donors around the world make that funding flow possible.
At the Rotary Institute in Gdańsk as many as 11 new major Donors from Rotary’s Zones 17 & 18 were acknowledged for each donating $US 10,000 (about 40,000zl) to the Rotary Foundation. Two of these new Major Donors were from Poland: RID Piotr Wygnańczuck and ARPIC Mark Krawczyński. There is only I earlier Major Donor who lives in Poland and that is Dr. Wael Suleiman from RC Warszawa City. Other Polish Rotarians may now wish to follow this example so that we will catch up with other countries which already contribute so generously.
In total in Gdańsk at the Institute we raised about 440,000 PLN for the Rotary Foundation.
Congratulations to everyone who helped.
All the donors were officially thanked by RIP Mark Maloney and Chair of Trustees of TRF Gary Huang during a special Dinner on Thursday night 26 September in the Restauracja Gdańska and then again at the Institute Gala Dinner on the following Saturday night in our Radisson Hotel. Thank you also to TRF officer Ingrid Berget for organizing these 2 inspiring presentations.
Let’s remember that most of our biggest Rotary projects can succeed only because of the generosity of such Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation!
ARPIC Mark Krawczynski
RC Warszawa City