Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation are those individuals, married couples, non-Rotary affiliated Foundations and Corporations who contribute an outright or cumulative gift of at least $10,000 to the The Rotary Foundation, regardless of gift designation: Annual Fund, PolioPlus, Approved Global Grant, the Endowment Fund. These are cash contributions and do not include Recognition Points.
There are many Rotarians within District 5190 who have been exceptionally generous to The Rotary Foundation during their many years of Rotary service. Many of their individual cumulative donations to the Foundation have now surpassed $5,000, or more, but less than the $10,000 level for Major Donor Recognition.
Would you like to be recognized as a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation during this Rotary year? You can do this if you:
  • Make an outright gift to the Rotary Foundation necessary to reach the cumulative total of $10,000 or more
    • Make a pledge to donate $10,000 in three equal annual installments (prior gifts not included - contact District Major Donor Chair Jim O'Brien for more information)



      Level 6 $1 Million or Greater
      Level 5 $500,000
      Level 4 $100,000
      Level 3 $50,000
      Level 2 $25,000
      Level 1 $10,000
Major Donors provide substantial support for their choice of The Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund, PolioPlus, approved global grant or The Endowment Fund. Each Major Donor may choose to which Fund their gift is directed.
As a Major Donor, you will enjoy the benefits of:
  • A Major Donor Crystal (Level II and above) recognizing your commitment to The Rotary Foundation. Recognition is normally awarded at a Rotary event of suitable importance, or as you may request.
  • A cloisonnĂ© Major Donor diamond-shaped pin with diamonds representing your Major Donor Level, from One Diamond ($10,000) to Six Diamonds ($1,000,000 and up).
  • Fellowship with other Major Donors who share your degree of support for such an important cause, including:
    • An invitation for you and your guests to our annual gala dinner (typically held in April before the District Assembly and Leadership Training Program)
    • Fellowship at other Rotary events throughout the year. (Bequest Society and Paul Harris Society members are also invited to many of our events).


Walt Davis (Kerry)
Rotary Club of Alturas