Newark Rotary Foundation
All members of the Newark Rotary Club are members of the Newark Rotary Club Foundation.
The Newark Rotary Club Foundation was incorporated in 1988 by the Secretary of the State of Ohio and is qualified as a charitable, not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. As such, all gifts to the Newark Rotary Club Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
As provided in the Foundation’s Code of Regulations, a seven-member Board of Trustees conducts the regular business of the Foundation. An annual report is provided to all members at the Foundation’s annual meeting. Five of the seven Foundation Trustees are elected annually by Foundation members at the Foundation’s annual meeting. Two Foundation Trustees, the current president and the president-elect of the Newark Rotary Club, serve as ex-officio members with full voting powers.
The Newark Rotary Club Foundation directs its interests, its emphasis and its giving in three (3) broad areas, as follows:
- Education at all levels
- Children with special needs
- The advancement and perpetuation of the American Free Enterprise System
Funding for the Foundation comes from individual contributions made payable to the Newark Rotary Club Foundation, in addition to the interest and receipts from the annual Newark Rotary Auction.
- Cheryl Snyder, president
- Jon Spahr, vice president
- Tim Lehman, treasurer
- Tom Slater
- Mike Massaro
Ex-officio, voting members for 2018 – 2019 are:
Jack Stickle II (President 2018-2019)
Barb Quackenbush (President-elect 2018-19)
The Rotary Foundation transforms donations into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. Donations make a difference to those who need help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting Rotary service projects around the world.
Rotary’s 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships,
improve lives and create a better world to support Rotary’s peace efforts and end polio forever.
- Promoting peace
- Fighting disease
- Providing clean water, sanitation,and hygiene
- Saving mothers and children
- Supporting education
- Growing local economies
The Rotary Foundation is organized as a public charity operated exclusively for charitable purposes and governed by a Board of Trustees. The operations of Rotary International, a member organization, are overseen by its Board of Directors.