Our Foundation

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarian’s who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!


Meet The Australian Rotary Foundation Trustees

Monica Saville

Past District 9680 Governor

Past District Governor Monica Saville has been a Rotarian for over 20 years and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Epping NSW.

Peter Ochota

Past District 9520 Governor

Peter has been a Rotarian for over 23 years and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Somerton Park.

Jennifer Scott

Past District 9690 Governor

Jennifer is a lawyer and provides facilitation, conflict management, dispute resolution and training to private and government organisations.


 

Ross Forgione

Past District 9630 Governor

Ross Forgione has been a Rotarian for over 30 years and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Archerfield in District 9630 Brisbane Queensland.

Bruce Allen

Past District 9680 Governor

Manager of The Rotary Foundation South Pacific & Philippines Office. Bruce is a member of the Rotary Club of Castle Hill in Sydney.

Lou Johnson

Past District 9830 Governor

Lou has been a Rotarian for over 30 years as a member of the Rotary Club of Launceston West. He was District Governor in 2006-7 and District 9830 representative on the 2013 Council on Legislation.


 

Jim Studebaker

Past District 9800 Governor

Jim has been an active member of the Rotary Club of North Balwyn in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs since 1991.

Joanne Schilling

Past District 9550 Governor

Joanne Schilling has been a Rotarian since 2000 and is a member of the Rotary Club of Darwin South.

Terry Lees

Past District 9550 Governor

Terry Lees has been a Rotarian for over 27 years and currently a member of the Rotary Club of Mount Isa South West in District 9550.


 

 

John Barnes

Past District 9810 Governor

He was Governor of his District in 2008/09 and in 2009/10 joined the District Foundation Committee.

Ian Riseley

Past Rotary International Director

Ian Riseley is a Chartered Accountant with his own practice in Melbourne, Australia.

 


 
  • In 1917, Rotary International President Arch C. Klumph proposed an endowment "for the purpose of doing good in the world." His vision became The Rotary Foundation.– Past RI President Arch C. Klumph

  • When you give to The Rotary Foundation, you support Rotary's work across the world and help ensure our future. You can choose where to direct your donation and how you wish to give. Recognition is offered at many giving levels.– The Rotary Foundation

  • Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2 billion children against polio in 122 countries. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life.– Polio Eradication