Paul Harris Fellows
$1,000 to the Annual Programs Fund
Donors of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants Program, or people who have that amount contributed in their name, can be recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. Each new Paul Harris Fellow receives a commemorative certificate and a pin.
Gifts of more than $2,000
For gifts of $2,000 or more, a Paul Harris Fellow is eligible for
- Recognition as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow
- Option to honor someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow with their Foundation recognition points (formerly called “available credit”)
- Multiple Paul Harris Fellow pin with additional stones Recognition levels are based on the following guidelines:
|Recognition total||Pin level|
|US$2,000 to 2,999.99||one sapphire|
|3,000 to 3,999.99||two sapphires|
|4,000 to 4,999.99||three sapphires|
|5,000 to 5,999.99||four sapphires|
|6,000 to 6,999.99||five sapphires|
|7,000 to 7,999.99||one ruby|
|8,000 to 8,999.99||two rubies|
|9,000 to 9,999.99||three rubies|
Make someone else a Paul Harris Fellow
Friends, family, spouses, and colleagues make so many valuable contributions to your life. You can give back by donating $1,000 to the Foundation’s Annual Programs Fund in their honor, which will earn them Paul Harris Fellow Recognition.
You also may give another person recognition points , which are accumulated when Paul Harris Fellows make personal contributions in addition to their initial gift of $1,000. As donors increase their recognition levels through new gifts, they accrue points, which don’t expire and can be transferred to other donors’ accounts. If 1,000 points are transferred to one person, that individual becomes a Paul Harris Fellow.
The points also can be split between multiple accounts. For example, if 1,000 recognition points were divided equally between two people who had not previously contributed to the Foundation, each of them would need to contribute only an additional $500 to become Paul Harris Fellows.
As of 1 July 2009, points may only be transferred in transactions of 100 points or more, and individual donors will be the only ones authorized to transfer points from their individual accounts. Club presidents and district governors may no longer authorize point transfers for other individuals, but they may continue to authorize transfers from their club or district accounts. Also, as of 1 July 2009, individual points will expire upon the death of the donor, or the death of the surviving spouse of a Major Donor. (Major Donors have contributed US$10,000 or more to the Foundation.)
Donors who are already Paul Harris Fellows become Multiple Paul Harris Fellows if 1,000 points are added to their account.
For more information about The Rotary Foundation, contact your club Foundation Chair or your Foundation Area Coordinator. Or contact District Foundation Chair Roger McGonegal.
Learn more about Paul Harris Fellow or Multiple Paul Harris Fellow Recognition through the Foundation’s Contact Center at 1-866-9ROTARY (1-866-976-8279) or email@example.com . A team of Foundation specialists will answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.
You also may contact your international office .
Be sure to include your district number (5320) in any correspondence.
Learn how The Rotary Foundation honors and recognizes individual donors.
Find out about how your club can become a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club .
Simply mail the completed recognition and contribution form (PDF) with your check.
Read the Paul Harris Society brochure . It provides more information about this special program, including its history and guidelines.
To transfer points, use the Recognition and Transfer Request form (PDF).