By Terry Ziegler, Rotary Foundation chair for District 5890 (Texas, USA)
I can relate to the frustration of having a cluttered mailbox. Last year, I found one more way to cut out the clutter — Rotary Direct.
In December, I reached out to The Rotary Foundation, delighted by the simple year-end gift record I received in acknowledgement of my automatic monthly donations. You get one statement at the end of the year, rather than each time you mail a check. That’s in addition to the fact that it’s automatic and easy — no checks to mail, no stamp costs.
By utilizing your debit cards, Rotary Direct sets up a fixed automatic payment, aligning your philanthropic giving with your monthly budget.
Beyond how this helps me manage my inbox, I also like how Rotary Direct trims administrative costs tied to processing gifts. Fewer steps for Rotary staff means more of my donations go directly to service — and that’s the most important part.
I give to The Rotary Foundation at the Paul Harris Society level because I appreciate the way my donations help to multiply the size and number of service projects which are created by Rotarians in clubs all around the world.