Richard Gette was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship ‘one sapphire’ pin by District Governor Neil Berg at the Rotary Club of Bro
oks annual corn roast at the Newell Sailing Club on August 25, 2016
This is emblematic of making a donation of between $2000 – $2,999 US to the Rotary International Foundation. To become a Rotary Foundation ‘Sustaining Member’, a Rotarian must donate a minimum of $100 US annually.
When any Rotary Club achieves a minimum $50 donation per member to the Rotary Foundation, then that Club is eligible t
o apply for District and Global Grants for various local and international projects. This a means for the Rotary Club of Brooks to access funds from outside the community and leverage these RI grants for local community and international projects. The amount of these grants funded by the RI Foundation are at least 2X the contribution of the local Club, but can be much higher and have been up to 10X the local Club contribution.
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.
In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency.
The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness.
In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points
Richard is an active member of the Rotary Club of Brooks, and has said that the Rotary Foundation is his “go to” favorite charity. The Rotary Club of Brooks thanks Richard for his time, and the great support he provides to the local community of Brooks.