Posted on Aug 28, 2017
Rotarians and friends in District 5400 contributed a total of $342,906 to The Rotary Foundation during our historic 2016-17 year, a celebration of the Foundation’s 100 years of doing good. This amount surpassed the goal of $300,000 set by district governor Jim Hogge.
Led by Boise Metro at $389/capita, we donated $219,308 to the Annual Fund.  The SHARE designation of the Annual Fund supports district grants and global grants to Rotarians and Rotary clubs to advance our mission.  The other clubs whose giving exceeded $200/capita were Boise Sunrise at $279 followed by Boise Southwest at $276 and Blue Lakes-Twin Falls at $231. Twenty clubs in all exceeded the district benchmark of $100/capita (district average $122) and 81% of our clubs achieved or exceeded the goal they set.
Again led by Boise Metro at $123/capita, we donated $66,493 to PolioPlus.  Our contributions were matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2:1. The only other club to exceed $100/capita for PolioPlus was Hailey at $102.  The district average for polio support was $37/capita.  Of the all but four clubs making contributions to PolioPlus, 30 of them met their goals, and 25 of those exceeded the $20/capita district benchmark for polio giving.
$6,720 went to the Endowment Fund and $50,385 were contributions to humanitarian grants.
Your generous donations to The Rotary Foundation, our charity, are empowering Rotary members to continue fighting disease, reducing poverty, providing clean water, promoting peace, and advancing economic development in communities all over the world and right here at home.
To see how your club did in 2017-18 in Foundation support, review the Monthly Contribution Report and PolioPlus Report for June 2017 available to club officers at
Marianne Barker, D5400 Rotary Foundation Chair