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Rotary Foundation & Year-End Planning

Dear Rotary Colleagues:

THE FUTURE VISION PLAN (FVP) OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

It is here!  It was not long ago that we were completing a questionnaire, which asked our opinions on how we believed the future of the Rotary Foundation should unfold.  The vision is unfolding now and pilot districts will soon be participating in the Future Vision Plan.

Calum Thomson wrote the lead editorial on the FVP for this issue of Our Foundation in which he succinctly declares the goals.   He wrote, “Rotarians have expressed their thoughts and opinions and through the future vision, we will all get the chance to work with the great causes we support.”  Calum continued, “In the final analysis Your Foundation does not compete against your own personal causes – it works with them to provide a brighter, better world.  That’s the future vision.”

November is Rotary Foundation Month. With lots of new information Our Foundation is an interesting and worthwhile read this month.

YEAR-END PLANNING:
MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE ROTARY FOUNDATION AND SAVE ON YOUR TAXES

Year-end planning is a ritual for most of us who like to coordinate their tax and gift planning. But it may take on additional significance as we adjust to the changing tax laws and the volatile marketplace. Those of us who want to plan strategically while making a difference for future generations should consider how they can increase the impact of their charitable giving.

Please read the important end of the tax year articles by RRFCs Jack Best and Anne Matthews and TRF Senior Planned Giving Officer Karena Bierman.  You’ll be glad you did!

Click here:  http://www.rotaryfirst100.org/foundation/newsletter/index.htm
Then please click on the NOVEMBER 1, 2008 issue. Enjoy!

Very truly yours,

Eddie

Dr. Edward Blender,
Editor, Our Foundation Newsletter
Chair:  Rotary Centers Major Gifts Initiative
CIO: Disaster Relief Rotarian Action Group
Health and Hunger Resource Group 2006-2009
EBlender@aol.com

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