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Date: 10/16/2020
Subject: WE ARE HALFWAY THERE - Turn $1 into $6!
From: Rotary Int'l District 6450

There is Still Time to Turn $1 into $6!
  • Donations will be matched 100% up to $15,000 thanks to ROTARY/One and an anonymous donor.
  • All funds raised are matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation.
  • Each dollar you give raises $6 for End Polio Now.

Hello, District 6450 Rotarians 

We are two weeks into our groundbreaking fundraiser to support our RIPN, Jennifer Jones AND Rotary’s pioneer program Polio Plus.  Happily it can be reported that we are halfway to our goal!  The even better news is that there is still time for you and your club to join us AND receive matching money.


Thank you to the Rotary Club of Chicago, Hinsdale Rotary, the Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown, Woodridge Rotary and the Rotary Club of Chicago Financial for their donations to the effort.  Additionally, a thank-you to the over 50 individual Rotarians who have made donations to our Pioneers for Polio fundraiser.  Their dollars and those of the clubs have been matched due to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Chicago and an anonymous donor.

THERE IS STILL TIME for YOU to join us… please go to the link below and make your donation now.  Where else can your $1.00 become $6.00 but here!  With our matching monies and those of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, your $1.00 donation results in $6.00 going to the Rotary Foundation. 

This is also an ideal time for your club to present their donation to the Polio effort.  Those dollars can be matched as well.  Just as Woodridge and Hinsdale have done, pledge your dollars today and they will be matched.  As for an individual, your clubs $1000.00 donation ultimately puts $6000.00 in the hands of the Rotary Foundation!

Never has there been a better time to put your money to work for the cause our organization supports.  Remember, too, that this donation also reflects  support of our Rotary International President Nominee, Jennifer Jones who in 2022 will become the first Woman to head our organization.  I would challenge you to make a donation on behalf of the women in your life; your mom, daughter, wife, partner, sister, niece or granddaughter.  Support these women and Jennifer with a donation to the Pioneers for Polio fundraiser.  

This is a truly “pioneering” opportunity.  As the Birthplace of Rotary, as home to the first Rotary Club, we in District 6450 have an obligation to set the standard for others to follow.  Let’s show our support for other pioneers in a significant way.  

We’re “this close” to ending the scourge of POLIO and you’re one “click” away from helping us do just that.  

Thank you, in advance, for your generosity. 

Donate TODAY! 

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debi Ross
Past District 6450 Governor, District Polio Plus Chairperson

Click to view the 2020 Pioneers for Polio Pledge video.
Polio Event Video Screenshot

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