Contributions to The Rotary Foundation result in recognition by the Foundation.  Following are some ways to become a Paul Harris Fellow or Multiple Paul Harris Fellow



Donors of US $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants Program, or people who have that amount contributed in their name, can be recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. Each new Paul Harris Fellow receives a commemorative certificate, a pin, and a medallion.

Become a Paul Harris Fellow

   Simply mail the completed recognition and contribution form (PDF) with your check.

   Read the Paul Harris Society brochure.

Gifts of more than $2,000

For gifts of $2,000 or more, a Paul Harris Fellow is eligible for

    Recognition as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow

    Option to honor someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow with their Foundation recognition points 

    Multiple Paul Harris Fellow pin with additional stones

Recognition levels are based on the following guidelines:

     Recognition total                   Pin level            

    $2,000 to 2,999.99                  one sapphire

     3,000 to 3,999.99                   two sapphires

     4,000 to 4,999.99                   three sapphires

     5,000 to 5,999.99                   four sapphires

     6,000 to 6,999.99                   five sapphires

     7,000 to 7,999.99                   one ruby

     8,000 to 8,999.99                   two rubies

     9,000 to 9,999.99                   three rubies

Make someone else a Paul Harris Fellow

Friends, family, spouses, and colleagues make so many valuable contributions to your life. You can give back by donating $1,000 to the Foundation's Annual Programs Fund in their honor, which will earn them Paul Harris Fellow Recognition.  You also may give another person recognition points, which are accumulated when Paul Harris Fellows make personal contributions in addition to their initial gift of $1,000. As donors increase their recognition levels through new gifts, they accrue points, which don't expire and can be transferred to other donors' accounts. If 1,000 points are transferred to one person, that individual becomes a Paul Harris Fellow.

The points also can be split between multiple accounts. For example, if 1,000 recognition points were divided equally between two people who had not previously contributed to the Foundation, each of them would need to contribute only an additional $500 to become Paul Harris Fellows.

Learn more about Paul Harris Fellow or Multiple Paul Harris Fellow Recognition through the Foundation's Contact Center at 1-866-9ROTARY (1-866-976-8279) or A team of Foundation specialists will answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.

You also may contact your international office.

Be sure to include your district number in any correspondence.