Posted on Monday, September 28, 2015

How do Rotary clubs raise funds? Essentially in all the same ways as other charitable organizations. Establish a 501(c)(3) public charity and attempt to make their charitable works known and hopefully encourage people in the community to support their work. We established the Foundation of the Rotary Club of Hillsboro in January 1974.

What have we done in particular to raise funds?

We have sold roses. We have sold raffle tickets for cruises. We have established two endowments with Hillsboro Community Foundation. We have applied for grants, matching and otherwise. We have had a large annual Christmas auction for a great many years. We collect on Facebook. We collect via Amazon Smile. We have ‘mini’ fundraisers with our members on a variety of holidays. We drive golf carts at the Washington County Fair. We hope for tips too!

We also host a great big, beautiful Fourth of July parade!