The Rotary Foundation Committees

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Basic Education and Literacy Major Gifts Initiative

This committee leads and coordinates efforts to raise $25 million over three to five years in cash and commitments for the basic education and literacy area of focus.

Chair

Anne L. Matthews


Fund Development

This committee guides and advises the Trustees on all aspects of fundraising, including the formulation and recommendation of strategic direction, policies, and guidelines. Members fundraise and financially support The Rotary Foundation.

Chair

Ron D. Burton


Investment

This committee recommends investment policies and guidelines to the Trustees and the Board, and oversees the implementation and management of investment portfolios. 

Chair

Ron D. Burton


Peace Major Gifts Initiative

This committee leads and coordinates efforts to raise $75 million in cash and commitments for the peace and conflict prevention/resolution area of focus and the Rotary Peace Centers.

Chair

Chris M. Offer


Programs

This committee guides and evaluates The Rotary Foundation’s programs.

Chair

William B. Boyd


RI/USAID Steering

This committee oversees Rotary's USAID partnership, acting to fulfil the duties defined in their memorandum of understanding.

Chair

Mary Beth Growney Selene


Rotary Peace Centers

This committee selects the Rotary Peace Fellows and serves as a liaison with the universities hosting the Rotary Peace Centers.

Chair

Peter R. Kyle


Rotary Peace Centers Future Planning

This committee will continue the work of the 2016-17 Future Planning Committee and develop a new Rotary Peace Centers growth strategy, estimated to be completed by September.

Chair

K.R. Ravindran


Rotary Peace Centers Host Area Coordinators

This committee serves as the primary contact between host Rotarians, Rotary Peace Fellows, and the Rotary Peace Centers. It also works with the Foundation to promote Rotary Peace Centers activities.

Chair

Bart L. Cleary


TRF Cadre of Technical Advisers

These advisers provide technical expertise in the grant-making process and advice to Rotarians who are planning and implementing projects.

Chair

Philip J. Silvers


TRF Centennial History Book

This committee develops a plan for preparing and publishing a history of the first century of The Rotary Foundation.

Chair

Theodore D. Griley II


Water and Sanitation Major Gifts Initiative

This committee provides leadership and coordination of efforts to raise $25 million over three to five years for the water and sanitation area of focus.

Chair

Vinay Kulkarni


Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools Target Challenge

This committee reviews and guides implementation of the pilot initiative WASH in Schools Target Challenge.

Chair

Sushil K. Gupta


PolioPlus

International PolioPlus

This committee directs all regional and international PolioPlus committees, coordinates all PolioPlus elements, and develops policies and strategies to achieve polio eradication.

Chair

Michael K. McGovern


Afghanistan National PolioPlus

This committee assists The Rotary Foundation in achieving its objective to eradicate polio in Afghanistan in accordance with the Trustees' established policies and goals.

Chair

Mohammad I. Niazmand


African Regional PolioPlus

This committee advises the Trustees and the International PolioPlus Committee in prioritizing and proposing activities related to Rotary's participation in polio eradication programs in the region, and coordinates activities of national PolioPlus committees in their regions.

Chair

Ashok R. Mirchandani


Eastern Mediterranean Regional PolioPlus

This committee advises the Trustees and the International PolioPlus Committee in prioritizing and proposing activities related to Rotary's participation in polio eradication programs in the region, and coordinates activities of national PolioPlus committees in their regions.

Chair

Abdul R. Rohaila


End Polio Now: Countdown to History Campaign

This committee oversees and participates in raising financial support for the final phase of Rotary's polio eradication efforts, including individual, club, and district activities.

Chair

John F. Germ


National PolioPlus Committee Chairs

These chairs assist The Rotary Foundation in achieving its objective to eradicate polio in their countries in accordance with the Trustees’ established policies and goals. In countries where polio has been eradicated, the chairs work with the Foundation to prevent the disease from returning.


Nigeria National PolioPlus

This committee assists The Rotary Foundation in achieving its objective to eradicate polio in Nigeria in accordance with the Trustees' established policies and goals.

Chair

Abdulrahman T. Funsho


Pakistan National PolioPlus

This committee assists The Rotary Foundation in achieving its objective to eradicate polio in Pakistan in accordance with the Trustees’ established policies and goals.

Chair

Aziz Memon


PolioPlus History Review

This committee oversees writing of the history of the PolioPlus program and assists the author on historical facts and accuracy.

Chair

John L. Sever


PolioPlus Advocacy

Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force – USA

This task force leads and coordinates Rotary’s efforts to inform the U.S. government and other funding sources of the urgent need for, and benefits of, investing the funds required to eradicate polio.

Chair

Anne L. Matthews


PolioPlus National Advocacy Advisers

This committee advises and assists the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force.

Coordinator

Judith A. Diment