By donating to the Rochester Rotary Charitable Trusts, you fuel our service projects and join us in building a stronger community. Much of our philanthropy focuses on two areas: individuals with disabilities through our Sunshine Camp, and inner-city youth through our partnership with Roberto Clemente School #8.
Did you know many companies match employee gifts to qualifying charitable organizations. When you make your gift to the Rochester Rotary Charitable Trusts, please check with your employer to see if they match donations.
You can give today by making a credit card gift online or by mailing a check to 180 Linden Oaks, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14625. If you would like to make a stock gift, please call Heather Rossi at (585) 546-7435 x203.
Rochester Rotary has several fundraising events throughout the year. By supporting an event, you help strengthen our service projects with your individual or corporate support and you have fun doing it! Our more popular events include Sunshine Valentine, Sunshine Camp Golf Invitational, Construction for Sunshine Kids Reception, Trail Mix 5k + 10K, and the RPO Holiday Gala Pops. For upcoming fundraising events, please check our events calendar and the Social Activities section.
As you consider your support for the United Way of Greater Rochester, think about designating all or a portion of your gift to Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp by selecting the donor option method. The Sunshine Camp Donor Designation Option is #1098.
Your donation to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International will assist in Rotary Projects in greater Rochester and around the world. By pledging $100 you become a Tootsie Roll member and have the option of recognizing someone during a luncheon “Bright Spot” with Don Alhart.
To make a donation of any size, look for the donation envelopes at the Tuesday luncheons or contact Alicia at (585) 546-7435 x205 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our club office will forward your donation to The Rotary Foundation. If you have any questions or would like additional information, including your Paul Harris Society status, please contact the Rotary office at (585) 546-7435.
You can be an important part of the next century of serving city youth and people with disabilities by including a gift to Rochester Rotary Charitable Trusts, Inc. in your estate plan. Your legacy gift will enable more children to discover their unique abilities and give them incredible memories that will last a lifetime.
Your gift will be carefully stewarded to provide funding for the programs you know and love year after year.
Bequest (gift from a will or trust)
Including us in your will or estate plan is one of the most meaningful ways to solidify your legacy. Gifts through a will are flexible, they can be changed as an individuals’ circumstances change in life. A bequest can be set for a specific dollar amount or for a percentage of a donor’s estate.
Contact your attorney to make an amendment to your will.
Endow a Sunshine Camper
Each summer 220 campers are welcomed to the Sunshine Camp program free of charge to their families. For a gift of $15,000, or more, you can endow a Sunshine camper. Camper families will be made aware of the individual/family/company that has supported their camp experiences unless requested otherwise by donor.
Your gift can be immediate or in a bequest. Contact Heather Rossi, Development Director, at 585.546.7435 x203 or email@example.com to discuss an endowment.
Other ways to leave a little sunshine in your estate planning
CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES
A charitable gift annuity can provide you with fixed income payments for life and a possible partial tax deduction. After death, the remainder value is a charitable gift to the Rochester Rotary.
LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES
You can designate Rochester Rotary as the beneficiary for an amount or percentage of your life insurance policy death benefit.
RETIREMENT PLANS AND IRAS
Retirement funds paid to your children at your passing can get hit with heavy income and estate taxes but are tax-free to a charity. If you are considering a gift to the Rochester Rotary after your passing, it is usually better to leave taxable assets (retirement plans and IRAs) to a charity and give nontaxable
Established in 1999, the Sunshine Society promotes and recognizes bequests and other planned estate gifts to the Rochester Rotary. Your legacy gift will support our Club’s mission to help our neighbors in need, especially children with disabilities and city youth.
The Sunshine Society is always growing. You can create a personal legacy to ensure that Rotary’s good work continues by including a gift to Rochester Rotary in your estate plans. Becoming a member encourages others to consider Rochester Rotary in their estate planning.
To notify us that you’ve left a legacy gift to Rochester Rotary please contact Heather Rossi, Director of Development, at 585.546.7435 x203 or