The Rotary Foundation received two honours this fall recognising its work around the world. For the 11th consecutive year, the Foundation scored the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the US.
In ratings updated in September, the Foundation earned the recognition for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.
The rating reflects Charity Navigator’s assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programmes and services, and practices good governance and openness.
“We are extremely honoured to be recognised,” says Ron D Burton, the Foundation trustee chair. “It represents the hard work and dedication of countless Rotarians throughout the world. They know that their gifts will be used for the purpose for which they were given and that they will, indeed, make a real difference.”
In October, The Rotary Foundation was welcomed into the Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors at the University of Oxford for its continuous support of the university.
Since 1949, the Foundation has provided scholarships to more than 200 Oxford scholars including a former US ambassador to the United Kingdom, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and investigative reporter with the New York Times, and a director and senior fellow at the Ansari Africa Centre.
“The university is enormously grateful to The Rotary Foundation for its support of graduate scholarships at Oxford,” said Professor Louise Richardson, Oxford Vice-Chancellor.
“For almost 70 years, this support has enabled students from around the world to benefit from all that Oxford has to offer.”
The Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors celebrates and recognises Oxford’s exceptionally generous friends and supporters.
Founded in 1990 by the late Lord Jenkins, it has more than 250 members from around the globe whose significant financial contributions help Oxford maintain its status as one of the world’s most renowned educational institutions.
Source: The Rotarian