From Rotary International to District Rotary Foundation Chair
Hi Ellison,
Please encourage donors to send in their contributions per the instructions on the contribution forms and encourage them to make gifts online. Sending donations directly to staff slows down the processing of contributions. If a club is sending in one check that needs to be credited to multiple donors, club officers should make sure to include the multiple donor form to ensure the gifts are credited appropriately.
For your information, here are the year-end contribution deadline dates. I will be sending these out to all district leaders today or tomorrow. Last year, I also sent these to club leaders and plan to do so again this year.
Let me know if you have any questions.
  • Must be postmarked on or before Friday, 30 June 2017.
  • Must be received at The Foundation by Friday, 7 July 2017.
  • Contributions postmarked after or received after, will be considered July 2017 gifts. Visit to learn more information about check contributions.
If you or others in your club or district are planning on contributing early in the 2017-2018 Rotary year, please do not send in checks until Saturday, 1 July 2017.
  • Via – must be authorized by midnight CST on Friday, 30 June 2017.
  • Via fax (847-328-5260), phone (866-976-8279), or mail to World Headquarters – must be received prior to close of business Friday, 30 June 2017.
  • Credit card contributions by mail are less secure and slower than contributing online. For security purposes, please do not send credit card contributions electronically.
  • Wire Transfers must be initiated prior to 30 June 2017 and received by Monday, 3 July 2017. Learn more about wire transfers.
  • Securities must be received prior to 30 June 2017. Learn more about donating stocks, mutual funds, or other securities.
  • For donation instructions for Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Unitrusts, contact or call +1-847-866-3100
Christine Grodecki
Annual Giving Officer, Zones 21B & 27 | The Rotary Foundation
Tel 1.847.866.3288