Posted by Christopher Wiseman on Oct 28, 2020
The 50/50 Campaign: Helping Neighbors Near and Far is an innovative campaign that showcases both the Rotary Foundation and the San Francisco Rotary Foundation. Every gift made to this annual giving campaign will be equally split between the two entities, allowing for a wider reach of support. 

Our Club, the second oldest in the world, is collaborative in this approach, as it allows one gift to be split between local projects and global initiatives. 
Goals of the 2020-2021 Campaign
  • Raise $100,000.
  • Have every Club member support this initiative.
  • Build comradery in support of a common goal.
  • Have fun. 
Please click here to make a pledge or gift today. Your support is truly changing the world. 

Pledges are due by December 31, 2020!
Common Questions, answered by Christopher Wiseman
Why are we doing this campaign?
This is a new approach that allows Club members to make a single gift with a large impact to two amazing foundations. 
I’m still confused. What am I exactly giving money to?
With the San Francisco Rotary Foundation, you will be supporting programs like The Arc, Bike Build, the San Francisco Food Bank and countless others. With the Rotary Foundation, you will be supporting programs that prevent diseases, provide running water and support education among others.  

Who is leading this endeavor?
Christopher Wiseman, Vice President of Development for the Rotary Club of San Francisco and Dan Joraanstad, President of the San Francisco Rotary Foundation.

Will I receive Paul Harris points?
Yes, 50% of your gift counts towards a Paul Harris Fellow. 

What is a Paul Harris Fellow?
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.

Do I receive Homer Wood credit?
Yes, 50% of your gift counts towards a Homer Wood Fellow.
What is a Homer Wood Fellow?
Established in 1995, it was created to honor individuals contributing $1,000 or more to the San Francisco Rotary Foundation. The Fellowship also serves as a method of providing memorial recognition and honoring friends, relatives, and outstanding individuals through a donation of $1,000 or more in the individual’s names.

Can I provide a pledge and pay over time?
Absolutely, but all gifts need to be received by June 30, 2021.

Is my gift tax deductible? 
Yes, 100% of your gift is tax deductible. 

How can I pay?
Please click here for payment options. While payment by credit card and check are most common, we can also receive your gift by stock transfer or a gift from a charitable remainder trust.

Bonus: Please check to see if your employer will match your gift. If so, your impact is automatically doubled! 

Why are you answering so many questions?
This is new and exciting. If you have more questions, feel free to reach out to Christopher Wiseman