The Rotary Foundation Committees

Basic Education and Literacy Major Gifts Initiative

This committee provides leadership and coordination of efforts to raise US$25 million over three to five years in cash and commitments for the Basic Education and Literacy area of focus.

Chair

Anne L. Matthews


Fund Development

This committee shall provide guidance and advice to the Trustees on all aspects of fundraising, including the formulation and recommendation of strategic direction, policies, and guidelines. Members fundraise and financially support The Rotary Foundation.

Chair

Brenda M. Cressey


Health Major Gifts Initiative

This committee provides leadership and coordination of efforts to raise a combined US$50 million in cash and commitments for Disease Prevention and Treatment and Maternal and Child Health areas of focus.

Chair

Geeta K. Manek


Investment

This committee is responsible for formulating and recommending investment policies and guidelines to the Trustees and the Board and oversees the implementation and management of investment portfolios.

Chair

Michael F. Webb


Peace Major Gifts Initiative

This committee provides leadership and coordination of efforts to raise US$75 million in cash and commitments for the Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution area of focus and the Rotary Peace Centers.

Chair

Chris M. Offer


TRF Programs

This committee guides and evaluates The Rotary Foundation’s programs.

Chair

Kenneth M. Schuppert, Jr.


RI-USAID Steering Committee

This committee oversees the RI-USAID partnership, acting to fulfil the duties defined in the RI-USAID Memorandum of Understanding.

Chair

Jorge Aufranc


Rotary Peace Centers

This committee selects the Rotary Peace Fellows and serves as a liaison with the universities hosting the Rotary Peace Centers in order to effectively monitor and evaluate intended program outcomes.

Chair

Bryn Styles


Rotary Peace Centers Host Area Coordinators

This committee serves as the primary contact between host Rotarians, Rotary Peace Fellows, and the university hosting the Rotary Peace Center. The committee works in conjunction with the Rotary Foundation to promote Rotary's Peace Centers activities.

Chair

Scott A. Reynolds


TRF Cadre of Technical Advisers

A group of volunteer Rotarians who provide technical expertise and advice to Rotarians planning and carrying out Rotary grant projects around the world.

Chair

Manoj D. Desai


Water and Sanitation Major Gifts Initiative

This committee provides leadership and coordination of efforts to raise US$25 million over three to five years for the Water and Sanitation area of focus.

Chair

Rupak Jain


Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools Target Challenge

This committee reviews and guides implementation of the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) in Schools Target Challenge pilot initiative.

Chair

P.T. Prabhakar


PolioPlus

International PolioPlus

This committee directs national PolioPlus committees, coordinates all PolioPlus elements, and develops policies and strategies to achieve polio eradication.

Chair

Michael K. McGovern


Afghanistan National PolioPlus

This committee assists The Rotary Foundation in achieving its objective to eradicate polio in Afghanistan in accordance with the Trustees' established policies and goals.

Chair

Mohammad Ishaq Niazmand


End Polio Now: Countdown to History Campaign

This committee oversees and participates in raising financial support for the final phase of Rotary's polio eradication efforts, including individual, club, and district activities.

Chair

John F. Germ


National PolioPlus Committee Chairs

These chairs assist The Rotary Foundation in achieving its objectives in polo eradication in the committee's countries in accordance with the established policies and goals of the Trustees.


Nigeria National PolioPlus

This committee assists The Rotary Foundation in achieving its objectives in polio eradication in Nigeria in accordance with the established policies and goals of the Trustees.

Chair

Abdulrahman Tunji Funsho


Pakistan National PolioPlus

This committee assists The Rotary Foundation in achieving its objectives in polio eradication in Pakistan in accordance with the established policies and goals of the Trustees.

Chair

Abdul-Aziz Memon


PolioPlus Advocacy

Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force – USA

This task force provides leadership and coordination of Rotary’s efforts to inform the U.S. government and other funding sources of the urgency, need, and benefits of investing funds required to eradicate polio.

Chair

Anne L. Matthews


PolioPlus National Advocacy Advisers

National Advocacy Advisers develop and implement appropriate strategies to inform their government and other potential funding sources of the urgency, need, and benefits of investing funds and securing political commitment required to eradicate polio.

Coordinator

Judith A. Diment