Newark Rotary Foundation

All members of the Newark Rotary Club are members of the Newark Rotary Club Foundation.

The Newark Rotary Club Foundation was incorporated in 1988 by the Secretary of the State of Ohio and is qualified as a charitable, not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. As such, all gifts to the Newark Rotary Club Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Mission Statement:
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Eight areas of focus serve as our guideposts when making gifting and spending decisions:

  • Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Community Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Other areas consistent with the Newark Rotary Foundation’s Articles of incorporation

The election of four (4) Trustees shall take place at the annual meeting of members each Foundation year. Elected trustees shall serve no more than a total of six (6) consecutive years. The Club’s immediate Past President, Current President and President – Elect shall also serve as Trustees without election.

Scholarship winners



  • Molly Ingold chair
  • Jack Neely, vice chair
  • Dan DeLawder
  • Tom Marcelain

Ex-officio, voting members

  • Angie Ryan Immediate Club Past President
  • Jim Cooper, Club President
  • Janice LoRaso, President Elect

Ex-officio, non-voting members

  • Jim Francis, treasurer
  • Kim Manno, secretary

The Rotary Foundation transforms donations into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. Donations make a difference to those who need help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting Rotary service projects around the world.

Rotary’s 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects dedicated to seven areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives and create a better world to support Rotary’s peace efforts and end polio forever.

  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water, sanitation,and hygiene
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies
  • Protecting the environment

The Rotary Foundation is organized as a public charity operated exclusively for charitable purposes and governed by a Board of Trustees. The operations of Rotary International, a member organization, are overseen by its Board of Directors.

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