Making Help Happen
Rotary Foundation Chair
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.
Howard Svigals, District 5020 Rotary Foundation Chair, will speak to the club about how the Rotary Foundation transforms our gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to support our service projects around the world. For the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent close to $3 billion in life-changing sustainable projects.
With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases, trained future peacemakers, supported clean water projects and strengthened local economies.
Howard, a Past President of the Gig Harbor Rotary Club, is uniquely positioned for his job of 5020 Rotary Foundation Chair. During his career in telecommunications with GTE/Verizon, he traveled extensively throughout the world seeing both the need and effects of Rotary’s work.