The Rotary Foundation - Rotary's own charity
Advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace
An endowment fund, set up by Rotarians in 1917 with an initial contribution of $26.50, became a not for profit corporation known as The Rotary Foundation in 1928.
Paul Harris Fellowships
Named after our founder, the Paul Harris Fellowship award marks outstanding service to Rotary or to the community and the club makes a donation to the Foundation in recognition of each award presented.
Paul Harris Fellowships have been awarded to several Amwell Rotary Club members over the years and we have also honoured several non Rotarians for outstanding service to the community that might otherwise go unnoticed.
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In 1985, Rotary International launched a public health campaign which led to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative - joining forces with UNICEF, the World Health organisation, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the US and more recently the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
This is a project of the Rotary Foundation.
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Rotary Global Scholars
Replacing the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars programme, the Rotary Global Scholars programme provides scholarship opportunities through both district and global grants. Rotary Global Scholars undertake graduate study in one of the Foundation’s six areas of focus - peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development.
Pictured below are some of the Ambassadorial Scholars we have been privileged to meet recently.
Rotary Peace Fellows
Leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities, Rotary Peace Fellows are fully sponsored to study at one of six Rotary Centres for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution.