WORLD'S OUTSTANDING FOUNDATION 2016
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has recognised the Rotary Foundation with its annual award for Outstanding Foundation.
The award honours organisations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs.
"We are honoured to receive this recognition from the AFP which gives us even more reason to celebrate during our Foundation's centennial year", said Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Kalyan Banerjee.
"The continued strong support of Rotary members will help us keep our promise of a polio-free world for all children and enable the Foundation to carry out its mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace. We look forward to another 100 years of Rotary members taking action to make communities better around the world".
AFP's committee of judges cited Rotary's comprehensive campaign to eradicate polio as a major driver of the selection. They also mentioned that Rotary applies a methodical, purposeful approach to support a wide variety of causes, from providing clean water to educating the next generation of peace professionals.
The announcement came on 15 November, known to industry professionals since the 1980's as National Philanthropy Day. The award was presented in early 2017 at the AFP's annual conference in San Francisco.