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Club 29 Foundation Brochure

2012-13 Roster Philanthropic Section

Rotary Club 29 Foundation Bylaws

The mission of the Rotary Club 29 Foundation is:  “To Support the Philanthropic Activities of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City.”  The foundation is independent from the club, but it does not solicit or accept funding requests other than from the club.  Funding decisions are ultimately made by the foundation board.  The board of directors of the foundation is comprised of fifteen total directors, including six directors from club leadership and nine at-large directors who do not serve on the club board.  Three of the at-large directors are elected by members of the club.  Twelve of the directors serve three-year staggered terms.

The Club 29 Foundation generally supports four types of projects.  First, the Foundation accepts and distributes donations from club members designated for specific purposes, such as the annual club Project, weekly pocket change donations for specified purposes, Paul Harris Fellowship donations, and donations to The Rotary Foundation through Every Rotarian Every Year.  Second, the Foundation accepts grant requests made by the club for both international and domestic service projects, including projects in the Oklahoma City area.  Third, the Foundation maintains a disaster relief fund, which is used to provide matching grants for disaster relief that are supported by club members.  Finally, the Foundation works with individual donors of restricted funds to assist them meet their long-term objectives. 

The Foundation is non-profit and gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible.  The Foundation accepts cash and, subject to board approval, stocks, bonds, life insurance, real estate and other personal property.  The Foundation board will work closely with any donor who wishes to place restrictions on any gift to that are consistent with the purposes of the Foundation and the desires of the donor.  Gifts may be made in recognition or in memory of loved ones or special friends.  For additional information regarding any gift to the Foundation, call the Club 29 office at 235-5100. 

Foundation assets are managed by professional investment managers, subject to oversight by the Foundation’s investment committee and board of directors.  Unrestricted assets that are not necessary for short-term purposes are invested in a balanced account of equities and debt instruments and are subject to distribution only in accordance with the Foundation’s Spending Policy.   The Spending Policy is designed to provide an appropriate level of support for current club projects, while protecting assets from inflation and providing a long-term source of support for the Club’s philanthropic activities.

The Foundation is the beneficiary of a Designated Fund held by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.  The OKCCF distributes a portion of these funds annually, while permanently maintaining the corpus to support the long-term needs of the Club 29 Foundation.  Donors who prefer this method of giving are encouraged to support the Club 29 Foundation through gifts to this Designated Fund.

In 2005, the foundation became the beneficiary of a trust created under the will of former Club 29 member Alfred C. Leonhardt, resulting in the largest single gift to the foundation. 

Donor Recognition

Club 29 members are encouraged to support both the Club 29 Foundation and The Rotary Foundation.  The Rotary Foundation recognizes a donor of $1,000 or more as a Paul Harris Fellow or and those who make a deferred gift in that amount as a Benefactor.  Similarly, the Club 29 Foundation recognizes significant gifts by naming as a Community Fellow any individual who donates $1000, and by naming as a Community Benefactor any individual who makes a deferred gift of $1,000 or more by will, trust, insurance policy or other methods of deferred giving.  For additional information contact the Rotary office at 235-5100.

Club 29 Support of The Rotary Foundation

As of June 30, 2012, of all Rotary clubs in the world, Club 29 has the fifth highest number of members and friends who have been named Paul Harris Fellows, and several Club 29 members are also Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.  Paul Harris Fellows and Benefactors affiliated with Club 29, and programs of The Rotary Foundation. Club 29's most ambitious project for The Rotary Foundation was our 5 year Polio Plus pledge of $150,000 completed in 1992.

In 2005, Club 29 adopted Every Rotarian Every Year, a program through which every member of Club 29 contributes $100 annually to The Rotary Foundation.  These contributions qualify Club 29 members as Sustaining Paul Harris Fellows, and a member’s cumulative contributions to The Rotary Foundation are used to qualify the member for recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow.  Through this program alone, Club 29 has provided $329,225 cumulative since 2005 to The Rotary International Foundation.

Most donations to The Rotary Foundation by Club 29 members are made through the Club 29 Foundation.  Cumulative donations from Club 29 members to The Rotary Foundation, including contributions by Paul Harris Fellows total $960,079.31

Oklahoma Society for Crippled Children

Club 29 has had a long relationship with the Oklahoma Society for Crippled Children, having helped found the organization. Over the years, Club 29 has made frequent contributions to the Society.
Cumulative donations from 1925 to 2000 $57,607


Club 29 Student Loan Fund

The Rotary Club 29 Student Loan Fund was established in the early years of our club to provide scholarships to students as a community service project. Many youth in our community benefited from the earnings of this fund throughout the years. In 1975 the fund was dissolved and the proceeds of the fund were dispersed as follows: Rotary International Foundation: $6,000; Oklahoma City University: Cash - $11,771 & Loan Receivables - $5,511; University of Oklahoma Found.: $3,000; Oklahoma State University Found.: $3,000; Oklahoma Christian College: $3,000; Oklahoma City Southwestern College: $1,000 for a total of $33,282.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Club 29 participates annually in the Salvation Army Kettle Drive at Christmas time.  From 1943 until 2011 Club 29 has been responsible for raising $ 261,375.60

"25 for Club 29"

In July, 2010, Rotary Club 29 started the "25 for Club 29" program.  Patterned after "Every Rotarian Every Year," this contribution program funds the local Rotary Club 29 Foundation. $51,425 was contributed in  2010-11, $53,975.00 in 2011-12 for a total of $105,400.00

Murrah Bombing Relief

In May of 1995, the Rotary Club 29 Foundation created a Disaster Relief fund to benefit the victims of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing.  By June 30, 2002, the fund had grown to $544,816.21, with donations received from as far away as Japan, Canada, Israel, Denmark and Australia. $501,989.36 was disbursed to victims of the Murrah Building bombing and their families. In October, 2001, the Foundation provided $120,000 including the $85,660.09 balance of the Murrah Building fund, to benefit survivors of the 9-11-01 Pentagon and World Trade Center terrorist action.

Matching Grant Fund

Will Beckman, Bob Hammack, Mary Jane Calvey and Bob Medley  represented CLub 29 at dedications for projects involving new cardiac monitoring equipment at hospitals in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on June 26th, 2012 and Razlog, Bulgaria on July 3rd, 2012.  Hammack, Beckman, and Calvey attended a dedication of our Literacy Project on June 29th, 2012 in Kadikoy, Turkey

Club 29 participation in these projects is made possible because each of us contribute annually to the Rotary International Foundation. Project funding totaled $170,000.  Your contributions are combined with fellow Rotary Club members' contributions which are matched by both District Grant Funds and by TRF (The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International) funds.  Rotary Clubs Vermejo, CA, Oklahoma City, Bricktown-OKC, Weatherford, Enid, Stillwater-Centennial, Bansko-Razlog, Bulgaria, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Budapest-City, Hungary, Kadikoy, Turkey, Munich, Germany joined Club 29 to fund these two projects.  Rotary Clubs contributed $29,833.  District 5750 and D5220 contributed $37,625 and Rotary International Foundation contributed $52,542.  Club 29 contributed $9,254 so your individual contribution was multiplied eighteen times to reach the final budget.

Rotarian Bob Sullivan recently represented Club 29 at the dedication of a replacement dialysis matching project where RC OKC joined RC Road Town in the British Virgin Islands.  Club 29 matched RC Road Town with a $3.500 contribution, D5750 contributed $5,126 and TRF added $8,624 to complete the $20,750 budget.

Your money has grown by combining with fellow Rotarians, accessing District matching funds and taking advantage of Rotary International FOundation funds but the real story is : WE ARE SAVING LIVES, HELPING PEOPLE TO BECOME LITERATE, and making a difference in this really, really small world we share with others; something about SERVICE ABOVE SELF.


2014-15  Rotary Club 29 Foundation Board




Robert Clements Jerome Holmes Tim Strange
Robert Clements Jerome Holmes Tim Strange
Foundation Chair    
Club Past Pres. Club President Club Vice Pres.
1 year term (14-15) 2 year term (14-16) 3 year term (14-17)
 
Dick Wegener David Walters Todd Lechtenberger
Dick Wegener David Walters Todd Lechtenberger
Past Treasurer At-Large-Intl. Serv. At-Large-Com. Serv.
1 year term (14-15) 1 year term (14-15) 1 year term (14-15)
 
Chuck Wiggin Nick Harroz Tom Phillips
Chuck Wiggin Nick Harroz Tom Phillips
At-Large At-Large At-Large
1 year term (12-15) 1 year term (12-15) 1 year term (12-15)
 
Ross Plourde Lou Kerr Lonny Towell
Ross Plourde Lou Kerr Lonny Towell
At-Large At-Large At-Large
2 year term (13-16) 2 year term (13-16) 2 year term (13-16)
 
Cathy Blevins Jerrod Shouse Russ Harrison
Cathy Blevins Jerrod Shouse Russ Harrison
At-Large At-Large At Large
3 year term (14-17) 3 year term (14-17) 3 year term (14-17)

Photos of some of these projects can be seen in the Photo Gallery "Rotary Community Projects"

Community Service Projects
Date Beneficiary Donation
1919-24 Rotary Park 65,000
1925-28 Student Loan Fund 13,000
1929 Sunbeam Home 3,265
1932 Boy Scouts of America -- Camp
Kickapoo Building, Wheatland, OK
2,000
1942 Red Cross -- Mobile Canteen 2,420
1943 Boy Scouts of America -- Crafts Room,
Bob Allen Street Memorial
5,000
1944-48 Rotary Playground --
(Shidler School Park)
30,000
1949-51 Children's Convalescent Hospital --
Boys Wing
45,000
1951 Avenue of Trees (Rotary Memorial Park) 1,500
1952 Salvation Army -- Wading Pool 7,000
1953 Community Guidance Center and Children's Day Nurseries 6,000
1954 Home of Redeeming Love -- Chapel 8,000
1955 Central State Hospital -- Hammond Organ 5,500
1956 OK County Health Center --
X-Ray Equipment
6,600
1957 Girl Scouts, Hinton, OK 10,000
1958 Oklahoma State Fairgrounds --
Planetarium Dome
7,800
1959 Wesleyan -- Youth Chapel 9,533
1960 OKC Zoo -- New Arrivals Building 8,598
1961 OK County Mental Health Clinic 11,928
1962-64 Sunbeam Home -- Building 30,000
1965 Camp Fire Girls -- Infirmary, Coyle, OK 10,000
1966 OK Foundation for Disabled Adults -- Building 10,000
1967-68 Stars & Stripes Plaza

OK Mental Health Council

YMCA Youthmobile

Total

10,000

9,000

3,000

22,000

1969 Children's Convalescent Hospital -- Ceramic Room 10,000
1970 Rotary Park 10,000
1971 Goodwill Industries 10,000
1972 Boy Scouts -- Stockade Building 12,000
1973 Youth Services 10,000
1974 Speck Homes 15,000
1975 OK League for the Blind 11,035
1976 OK Halfway House 13,309
1977 OKC Zoo 12,050
1978 OKC Zoo 15,450
1979 Junior Achievement 11,681
1980 The Salvation Army

Central YMCA

Goodwill Industries

Boy Scouts

Total

6,000

9,925

10,600

1,800

28,325

1981 OK Society for Crippled Children 32,500
1982 Ronald McDonald House 25,000
1983 The Infant Center 16,200
1984 The OKC Food Bank

Rotary International Foundation

Rotary Ann Club of OKC

Total

42,500

25,000

3,500

71,000

1985 Boy Scouts -- Camp Kickapoo Equip. & Prog. Service Bldg. 20,000
1986 Omniplex

Rotary International Foundation

Rotary Ann Club

Total

35,000

20,000

5,000

60,000

1987 OKC Beautiful, Inc. and the
OKC Tree Bank Found.

OSU Foundation

OU Foundation

Rotary International Foundation

Total

20,000

1,000

1,000

14,000

36,000

1988 Y.W.C.A. Capital Campaign

Rotary Ann Club

Junior Livestock Show

Rotary International Foundation

Total

30,000

5,000

500

18,500

54,000

1989 OK School Board Foundation

OKC Rotary Foundation

OKC Police Dept.

Total

500

10,000

15,000

25,500

1990 Rotary Club of OKC

Rotary International Foundation

Sign at Will Rogers World Airport for "Iron Feathers"

District 5750 Wings of Rotary Scholarships

Rotary Ann Club Eye Glasses Project

OKC Rotary Foundation Inc., (Restricted Funds)

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club

Total

3,000

7,000

2,000

1,000

3,500

6,000

20,000

42,500

1991 The Childrens Center

OKC Rotary Foundation Restricted Fund

YMCA Camp Classen
Environmental Scholarships

Rotary International Foundation

Total

28,705

8,705


5,000


25,100

67,510

1992 Community Literacy Center

Rotary Ann Club Eyeglass Fund

OKC Community Foundation

Total

30,000

5,000

25,000

60,000

1993 Rotary Ann Eyeglass Fund

Rotary International Foundation

OKC Mayor's Christmas Party

Infant Crisis Services

OKC Rotary Foundation

Total

1,000

11,500

1,000

37,500

27,725

78,725

1994 The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM)

Mayor's Christmas Party

OK School of Science and Mathematics

Rotary Ann Club

OKC Fire Dept.

Total

25,000

1,000

15,700

5,000

24,800

71,500

1995 Dale Rogers Training Center

United Nations Memorial

Mayor's Christmas Party

OKC Rotary Foundation (Restricted Fund)

Christmas-In-April

Total

30,000

1,000

1,000

9,500


2,500

44,000

1996 Special Care

World Community Service

OKC Comm. Fdn. Endowment

Mayor's Christmas Party

Christmas-In-April

OKC Public School

Total

34,000

250

2,334

1,000

2,500

500

40,584

1997 Mayor's Christmas Party

District 5750 Immunization

OK County Immunization Coalition

Christmas-In-April

OKC Public Schools -- Rotary Ready Readers

OKC Public School Foundation

Total

1,000

1,000

250

2,500

27,000

500

32,250

1998 Mayor's Christmas Party

Christmas in April

Children's Hospital

Rotary Ann Eyeglasses

Disaster Relief Nairobi

Polio Plus II

OKC Public School Foundation

Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Total

1,000

2,500

27,500

2,500

2,000

800

500

1,700

38,500

1999 Turkey Earthquake

Venezuela Floods

Okla. City Tornado

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Rotary Ann Eyeglass Fund

Mayor's Christmas Party

Tulsa/OKC Committee

Polio Plus

Bi-District Banquet Sponsor

Christmas in April

OKC Public School Foundation

Rotary Project*

Total

4,000

1,000

1,439

1,360

2,000

1,000

200

1,500

800

2,500

500


16,299

2000 Ashton Fire Department

Mayor's Christmas Party

OKC Public Schools Foundation

Christmas-In-April


Total

250

1,000

500

2,500


4,250

2001 Hasuk Rotary Hospital

OKC Public Schools Foundation

Christmas in April

Rotary Youth Leadership

R.I. Wheelchair Foundation

9-11-01 Washington D.C. Rotary Foundation of the Rotary Club of Washington D.C.

9-11-01 New York Rotary Foundation of the Rotary Club of New York

Total

1,000

500

2,500

900

9,525

20,000


100,000

134,425

2002 Polio Plus

OKC Public Schools Foundation

Christmas in April

Rotary Youth Leadership

Change for Children

Total

49,445

500

2,800

2,500

6,160

61,405

2003 Paul Harris Fellowships

Christmas in April

Rotary Youth Leadership

Irv Honigsberg Memorial

Boys and Girls Club

Fountain Maintenance Fund

ADE's Hope Fund

Madrid Bombing

Change for Sight

OKC Public Schools Foundation

Nature Conservancy-Buffalo

R.I. Foundation Grants

Total

16,500

2,500

2,500

100

48,500

35,572

500

6,000

6,807

500

3,500

2000

124,980

2004 Paul Harris Fellowships

Rebuilding Together

Rotary Youth Leadership

American Red Cross

Tsunami Disaster

Change for Troops

Water Well Grant

OKC Public Schools Foundation

Rotary International

Rotary International

Community Literacy Center

Total

36,150

2,500

1,950

34,188

31,935

9,055

1,200

500

2,000

5,920

3,000

128,398

2005 Hurricane Disaster-LA

Hurricane Disaster -E TX

Hurricane Disaster -United Way

Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Rebuilding Together

Change for Sailors

Change for Air Force

Celebrations-Rotary Project

Kim Talley Children's Research

Paul Harris Fellowships

OKC Public Schools Foundation

Every Rotarian Every Year

Fountain Project Maintenance

Total

1,000

500

7,833

1,950

3,000

2,529

5,058

35,000

500

1,800

300

26,050

2,885

88,405

2006

Change for Sailors

Change for Air Force

Regional Food Bank

Dictionary Grant

Make a Wish Foundation

Rebuilding Together

Rotary Youth Leadership

Every Rotarian Every Year

Fountain Maintenance

Total

2,811

5,622

50,000

5,672

288

3,000

2,600

46,275

750

117,018

2007

Rebulding Together (Kipp)

Rebuilding Together

Rotary Youth Leadership

Group Study Exchange

Wings of Rotary - Outbound

Cluj Hungary Hospital Equipment

Sids Mattresses - Romania

Picher Tornado Disaster Relief

YWCA- Rotary Project

Change for Sailors

Change for Air Force

Dictionary Grant Award

Budapest Burn Center

Paul Harris Fellowships

Every Rotarian Every Year

Total

2,200

3,000

2,625

500

750

5,000

5,000

824

45,000

2,857

5,713

7,305

5,000

10,450

49,200

145.425

2008

Sozialprojekt-Kiew

Rebuilding Together

Rotary Youth Leadership

Junior Rotarians

Wings of Rotary Jade Owens

Cluj Hungary Hospital

Wings of Harmony

Arrows Airport Sculpture

Okla. League for the Blind

Change for Troops (OK National Guard)

Dictionary Grant Award

Paul Harris Fellowships

Every Rotarian Every Year

Total

2,500

3,000

1,125

200

1,000

6,415

500

2,500

55,000

9,155

7,668

2,875

51,600

143,538

2009

Folds of Honor

Haiti Earthquake Disaster

Rebuilding Together

Wings of Rotary

Rotary Youth Leadership

Change for Troops

Dictionary Grant

Centennial Sculpture "The Guardian"

Paul Harris Fellowships

Every Rotarian Every Year

Total

1,000

8,000

3,000

2,200

1,125

7,600

6,937

81,281

1,175

51,450

163,767

2010-11

Every Rotarian Every Year

Sendai Region-Japan Earthquake/Tsunami

Australia Flooding

Change for Troops

Dictionary Grant

Change for Teachers

Paul Harris Fellowships

Peebles hospital-British VI Dialysis

Kuna Indians

RYLA

Rebuilding Together

Adventure Farm & School

Centennial-Guardian

Panama Trip/Video

Total

51,675

18,630

5,050

10,381

7,180

3,500

950

3,500

4,900

1,200

3,000

5,000

15,417

17,206

147,589

2011-12 Every Rotarian Every Year

Junior Rotarian Scholarships

Ray Ackerman Statue

Waterwells - Joint w/Tulsa RC

Change for Teachers

Prevent Blindness

MG 76048 Razlog Bulgaria

MG 75977 Razlog Bulgaria

MG 75717 Cluj Napoca

MG 75977 Kadikoy Turkey

Rebuilding Together

Change for Troops

Dictionary Project

"The Guardian" landscaping

Paul Harris Fellowships

Total

TOTAL DONATIONS
52,975

13,800

5,000

5,000

3,150

50,000

1,634

3,000

2,020

2,600

3,000

5,894

7,350

732

1,500

157,655

$2,901,277
*Rotary Leaping Waters Fountain at the Downtown Library 5 year Rotary Project 1999-2000 Ed Porter, President

2000-2001 Page Dobson, President

2001-2002 Jim Clark, President

2002-2003 Larry Bledsoe, President

2003-2004 Meg Salyer, President

Total

33,405

38,835

80,450

14,200

42,400

209,290

1910-Present Club 29 has supported the Rotary International Foundation through Paul Harris Fellowships and other contributions including $150,000 to Polio Plus. Cumulative Contributions to the Rotary International Foundation $960,079
1925-97 Club 29 help found and has supported the Oklahoma Society for Crippled Children 57,607
1910-75 Student Loan Fund 33,282
1973-2011 Salvation Army Bell Ringers 261,375
1991-Present OKC Community Foundation 211,402.81
1995-Present Murrah Bombing Disaster Relief (Closed) 544,816


      
 
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