District 7980 Rotary Foundation

The District 7980 Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

Since The Rotary Foundation was founded more than 100 years ago, it has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Our Mission

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

What impact can one donation have?

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from Polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an anti-bullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.

Foundation Executive Comittee Committee Members

The Executive Committee of the District Foundation Committee is charged with reviewing and approving the annual TRF calendar and training schedule, District grants policies, annual DDF and Global Grant budgets and allocations of roll over funds from prior years.  Fundraising for TRF  – Annual Fund, Endowment Fund, End Polio Now, and Peace Centers program, are key responsibilities of this committee



 Gershon, Colin M.
District Rotary Foundation Chair
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 Merkel, John D.
District Foundation Steward
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 Pearson, Patricia
Annual Fund Chair
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 Benson, Richard B.
International Services Chair
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 Taigen, Ted
District Managed Grants Chair
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Rotary District 7980 - Southern Connecticut

Contact us

Doug Lisk, District Secretary
dklisk@aol.com
203-640-3288

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