A gift to The Rotary Foundation allows Rotary to improve communities at home and around the world by strengthening peace efforts, providing clean water and sanitation, supporting education, growing local economies, saving mothers and children, and fighting disease.
You can choose to make a one-time gift, or enrol in Rotary Direct, Rotary's recurring giving program, to support the Rotary Foundation’s efforts year round. The Rotary Foundation recognizes donors to express its gratitude for your commitment and offers individual and club recognitions, as well as naming recognitions that let you honour a friend or family member with a named or endowed gift.
When you give money to The Rotary Foundation it goes to Rotary International. Three years later 50% of that money comes back to the District as District Grant Funds and 50% is placed in the DDF fund for our District. This is money that can be accessed for Global Grants.
Personal Giving is an area where e very Rotary member can make a difference. Why not make The Rotary Foundation  your Charity of Choice?
Centurion member
NZ$100 per year Members receive a Rotary Centurion lapel pin and certificate. This donation is eligible for tax purposes.
 Paul Harris Fellow
 US$1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.  
 To recognise someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow, you can give that amount in their name. You
 are recognised as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow with each additional gift of US$1,000. This donation is eligible for tax purposes.
Paul Harris Society member
US$1,000 or more annually  This can be made up of monthly payments.
Donations can be made to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. Members  receive a certificate and insignia to wear with a Paul Harris Fellow pin. This donation is eligible for tax purposes.
Bequest Society member
US$10,000 or more via your estate plans to the Endowment Fund. All society members receive recognition from the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, and donors can choose to receive an engraved crystal recognition piece and a Bequest Society pin. Add a codicil to your will. A sample is available from the Foundation Chair, Trish Boyle
Major Donor
When your cumulative donations reach US$10,000. You can choose to receive a crystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin or pendant.
Arch Klumph Society
When your cumulative giving reaches US$250,000. You will be invited to an induction ceremony at the Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA and your picture and biography will be included in the Arch C. Klumph Society interactive gallery. You will also receive invitations to society events, along with membership pins and crystals that commemorate giving at various levels.
Endowment Fund
A portion of available earnings from our Endowment Fund supplements Foundation activities and helps strengthen our future commitments. Your contributions are invested in perpetuity. A percentage of the total value of the Endowment Fund is spent annually to benefit current and future Foundation grants and programs. 50% of available fund share earnings come back to the District. In 2018-2019 we received $952.53 from this fund.
Term Gifts
Rotarians and friends can choose to make a gift that is expended, generally the following year, on a global grant or for the Rotary Peace Centers.
Term gift naming opportunities include:
Global grants
• $15,000 to a specific area of focus
• $30,000 to a specific area of focus, tied to a district
Rotary Peace Centers
• $60,000 to fund five fellows enrolled in the certificate program
• $75,000 to fund up to 10 internships or research projects
• $75,000 to fund one fellow enrolled in a Master’s programme.
How do you make a donation?
  • Contact Trish Boyle macboyle@xtra.co.nz
  • Put money into the District Rotary Foundation Account 03 0903 0613828 000
  • Set up a Direct Debit to the District Rotary Foundation Account 03 0903 0613828 000
  • Send a cheque to The Rotary Foundation District 9980 Chair, Trish Boyle, Box 452, Invercargill 9840
  • Credit card contributions can be made at rotary.org/donate.