ROTARY FOREVER FUND
Our fund is known as the Rotary Forever Fund – a name that goes to the heart of the purpose behind it. This is our opportunity to leave a legacy to Rotary – and our community – by supporting a permanent fund that is housed at Hamilton Community Foundation. Grants and donations to Rotary causes will be made on an annual basis from the investment income of the Rotary Forever Fund, at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
You may wish to consider using the fund as a vehicle for individual donations, and many of you have and continue to do this in honour or in memory of someone special to you. The Rotary Forever Fund is a wonderful way to remember and pay tribute in memory of a lost loved one.
We have also created a special recognition opportunity for those who make a planned gift (a bequest through their will or insurance) to the Rotary Forever Fund; such donors will be known as members of “The Broadfoot Circle.” This name is in honour of our late club member, Rick Broadfoot.
Donations to the Rotary Forever Fund can be mailed to the Hamilton Community Foundation – Rotary Forever Fund. The Hamilton Community Foundation will issue tax receipts for donations to the fund.
“With the creation of this fund at Hamilton Community Foundation, we’re giving people a unique opportunity to leave a legacy that supports the work of Rotary,” says Christopher Cutler, Club Past President “In our club alone we have members with decades of service to Rotary; we can now offer them a way to benefit the club’s projects forever.” In addition, the fund is “open,” meaning that Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike can contribute.
FUNDRAISING BY ROTARY HAMILTON
The Rotary Club still undertakes annual fundraising campaigns and events such as Rotary Golf & Southern Cookout, Christmas Stockings for Children and other fundraising events. Monies raised from those and other initiatives help to fund literacy programs and other supports aimed at underprivileged children and youth. All funds raised through events and donations support the Sunshine Fund.
As our Rotary Club enters another century of service, the Rotary Forever Fund allows us to pay tribute to our long serving members, and continue to serve and support the many projects and initiatives of our Rotary Club. The Rotary Forever Fund is an opportunity to leave a legacy, recognize and memorialize individuals in perpetuity. To find out how to be a member of the Broadfoot Circle or how you can make the Rotary Forever one of your charities of choice please contact us.
Donations to the Rotary Foundation should be directed to the Hamilton Community Foundation – Rotary Forever Fund