Rotary Foundation honored by University of Oxford
The Rotary Foundation has been welcomed into the University of Oxford's Chancellor's Court of Benefactors for its continuous support of the university.
Since 1949, The Foundation has provided scholarships to more than 200 Oxford scholars including a former American 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 their support of graduate scholarships at Oxford," said Professor Louise Richardson, vice-chancellor, University of Oxford. "For almost 70 years, this support has enabled students from around the world to benefit from all that Oxford has to offer."
Membership of the Court of Benefactors is conferred by the chancellor on those who have been outstandingly generous towards the university.
Michael Webb, trustee of The Rotary Foundation, accepted membership on behalf of the Foundation on 11th October at a ceremony in Oxford.
"The Rotary Foundation is honored to receive this designation and I am humbled to accept on its behalf," Webb said. "The Foundation has fostered international interaction and understanding through academic scholars at Oxford for decades, and we will continue our efforts to help develop the world's future leaders through academic support at this prestigious university."