Every day The Rotary Foundation changes lives around the world and in our own communities. Through the Rotary District 5040 Million Dollar Dinner on October 8, 2022 you can build our District’s legacy of service through a donation to The Rotary Foundation in Canada.

Right now we are already making a real difference, but we can do so much more together. This ambitious District 5040 Campaign to raise US $1,000,000 will enable The Rotary Foundation to continue to strengthen communities in even more ways.
We are holding the Million Dollar Dinner to raise NEW funds for the Rotary Foundation. This is your opportunity move to a higher level in contributing funds to TRF or to a higher level with a bequest or other opportunities
to make a gift. The dinner recognizes donors who make a NEW contribution of a minimum of US$10,000 cash or legacy gift commitment to The Rotary Foundation between July 1 and October 4, 2022.
Join fellow Rotarians from the Lower Mainland and beyond at the
Quilchena Golf and Country Club
3551 Granville Avenue (far west end)
Richmond, BC
If you have already made a significant gift to The Rotary Foundation please consider an increased gift of support from your current Bequest, or Major Donor Gift levels.
Your own personal named fund may be established within Rotary’s endowment with any outright or gift commitment of USD$25,000 or greater.
Ways you can direct your gift to The Rotary Foundation Canada
Polio Eradication: still includes the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2:1 match;
Annual Programs: SHARE allows the District to support small local and international projects.; if endowed, your gift will continue long into the future;
World Fund: an unrestricted gift for the greater good of Rotary as determined by the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation;
Rotary Peace Centers: an endowment to support Rotary’s highest educational priority, funding our Peace Fellows at one of seven universities in the world;
One or more of the seven Global Grants Areas of Focus: an endowment to support Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Peace and Conflict;
Prevention and Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, and/or Economic and Community Development.
What are the ways I can give?
You can contribute cash, appreciated stock, or make a pledge to give US$10,000 or more over 3 years.

You can also make a bequest through your will, retirement plan, or life insurance policy.
Your gift may be direct peace centers, PolioPlus, one of the 7 areas of focus or SHARE.
To formalize your gift, please contact
Carolyn Ferguson
Senior Major Gifts Officer
The Rotary Foundation

Past District 5040 Governor Chris Offer
Million Dollar Chair
Guest speakers
Rotary International President 2020-21 Holger Knaack, of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, previously served Rotary International as Treasurer, Director, Council on Legislation representative, Zone coordinator, Training Leader, Endowment & Major Gifts Advisor  and District Governor.
Holger uses a German phrase: "man holt die Leute ins Boot." It means getting people on board to work together toward a common goal.
He is CEO of Knaack KG, a real estate company. Prior to his career in real estate he was a partner and general manager of Knaack Enterprises, a 125-year-old family baking business.
Holger and his wife, Susanne, are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and members of the Bequest Society.
During the 2016 US presidential election, while studying as a Rotary Peace Fellow at Duke/UNC Peace Center, former Kelowna and Vancouver resident, Linda Low, founded “Facilitating dialogue" as a program convening diverse voices in facilitated dialogue to reduce polarization. 
Linda served with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) from 2010 to 2016, as Communications Manager for Europe during the migration crisis and in Geneva for five years on the global communications team.
Prior to joining the Red Cross, Linda was Associate Director of Corporate Communications for Bell Canada for Western Canada, also serving on the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid team. Linda was featured in Rotary magazine and was a keynote speaker at the Rotary Presidential Peace Conference in 2018 in Vancouver.