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About The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.  It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund of Rotary "to do good in the world."  It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to more than US$55 million.  Its event-filled history is a story of Rotarians learning the value of service to humanity.

The Foundations Humanitarian Programs fund international Rotary club and district projects to improve the quality of life, providing health care, clean water, food, education, and other essential needs primarily in the developing world.  One of the major Humanitarian Programs is PolioPlus, which seeks to eradicate the polio virus worldwide.  Through its Educational Programs the Foundation provides funding for some 1,200 students to study abroad each year.  Grants are also awarded to university teachers to teach in developing countries and for exchanges of business and professional people.  Former participants in the Foundation's programs have the opportunity to continue their affiliation with Rotary as Foundation Alumni.

Paul Harris

Anyone who contributes - or in whose name is contributed - a gift of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund may become a Paul Harris Fellow.  Each new Paul Harris Fellow receives a commemorative certificate, a Paul Harris pin, and a medallion.  Donors are eligible for Paul Harris Fellow recognition when their cumulative giving reaches US$1,000.

Fort Dodge Paul Harris Fellows

  • Leola Allen
  • Marion Allen
  • Donald Ambroson
  • Truman Anderson 
  • Jerry Arnold
  • Laroyce Arnold
  • William Baber
  • William Becker
  • Tom Beal
  • Stanley Beers
  • David Bowser
  • David Bradley
  • Carolyn Brandt
  • Richard Brandt
  • Richard Broer 
  • Paul Brown
  • Amy Bruno
  • Larry Bushman
  • Robert Byrne
  • Kerry Carleton
  • Don Chingren
  • Robert Clawson
  • Patricia Coffey
  • William Coffey
  • Demitra Constatine
  • Steve Constatine
  • Frank Crane
  • Jennifer Crimmins
  • John Daniel
  • Margo Daniel
  • John Dodgen
  • Tom Donney
  • Colette Dreke 
  • Art Echternacht
  • Karene Egmo
  • Clarke Eide
  • Paul Eide
  • Laurel Ericson
  • Carl Feelhaver
  • David Feltman
  • John Ferguson
  • Rhonda Fitchett
  • Dave Flattery
  • Jeff Foreman
  • Harold Frentress
  • Michael Frischmeyer
  • Steve Fritche
  • Donette Gadbury
  • Neil Gadbury
  • Hilary Galey
  • Patrick Galey
  • Pete Garatoni
  • John Garton
  • Hughes Gildner
  • Scott Green
  • Joleen Green
  • Robert Gunderson
  • Jeanette Hammans
  • Richard Hammans
  • William Hanson
  • Gary Hindman
  • Clarice Hobgood-Thompson 
  • Stephen Hoesel
  • Ken Hola
  • Eldon Hovey
  • Janet Hubbell
  • John Hynes
  • LaVonne Jacobson
  • Richard Jacobson
  • Casey Johnson
  • Karl Johnson
  • Lois Johnson
  • T. X. Kelley
  • William Kent
  • Carolyn Kent
  • Paul Kersten
  • Jerry Kiliper
  • Wm. Kimberly
  • H. C. Kirkberg
  • James Knight
  • Jill Knight
  • William Knight
  • John Kolesar
  • Clyde Knupp
  • Diane Knupp
  • Randy Kuhlman
  • Robert Kurtz
  • LeRoy Larson
  • Joe Lawler
  • Rose Lee 
  • Gary LeValley
  • Joan LeValley
  • Connie Lind-Fraher
  • Richard Lindeberg
  • James McNally
  • Jo McNally
  • Matthew Maggio
  • Laura Maggio
  • John Marrs
  • Audrey Metier
  • Richard Matier
  • John Metier
  • Dennis Milefchik
  • Helen Miller
  • Janette Miller
  • Richard Miller
  • James Murphy
  • Darlene Nielsen
  • Hans Nielsen
  • John Nielsen
  • Bennett O'Connor
  • Gerald Oman
  • Larry Owens 
  • Walt Pappert 
  • Will Patterson 
  • Diane Patton
  • James Patton
  • Don Perkins 
  • Donald Perry 
  • Dean A. Peterson
  • Dorance Peterson
  • Harlan Pfaff
  • Harriett Pfaff
  • Tom Pfaff
  • Steve Piercy 
  • Judy Reed 
  • Pat Reed
  • Harvey Reimer
  • Ray Roden
  • Don Rodenborn
  • Sherri Schill
  • Kevin Schminke 
  • Donald Schnurr
  • Jerry Schnurr
  • Mel Schroeder
  • Lloyd Schubert
  • Janet Secor
  • William Secor, Jr.
  • William Secor, Sr.
  • Art Sergeant
  • William Sergeant
  • Tom Shelly 
  • Bruce Shimkat
  • Fred Siefer
  • Linda Smith
  • William G. Smith 
  • Robert Smyth 
  • Jerry Spittal 
  • Gib Stanek
  • Nancy Stanek 
  • Maurie Stark 
  • Richard Stark, Jr.
  • Carol Thatcher 
  • William Thatcher
  • Reynolds Thomas 
  • Earl Underbrink
  • Catherine Underbrink
  • Pauline Underbrink
  • Bonnie Van Gundy 
  • James Van Gundy
  • Kirk Van Gundy
  • Robert Wallentine 
  • Richard Whitcome 
  • Constance Wisner 
  • Ralph Woodard 
  • Don Woodruff
  • Georgann Woodruff
  • Leonard Woodruff
  • Michelle Woodruff 
  • Nolvia Woodruff 
  • William Woodruff