The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is pleased to recognize John and Karen Hipes, members of the Alpharetta Rotary Club, for achieving the Major Donor status. A Major Donor is a person or husband and wife who have contributed a minimum of $10,000 to The Rotary Foundation.
John and Karen are mission minded with a heart for international service. The money from their donation will be used for the Alpharetta Rotary Clean Water Project in Ecuador.
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization supported entirely by voluntary contributions. It has received cumulative contributions over the years of nearly $3 billion making it the largest foundation in the world dedicated to its vision of a building a better world. Since it is an all voluntary organization, it returns in excess of 100 percent of donations to its mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Every dollar is channeled in one of the following six areas:
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution;
- Disease prevention and treatment;
- Water and sanitation;
- Maternal and child health;
- Basic education and literacy;
- and Economic and community development.
“We are grateful for the generous donation from John and Karen Hipes. Their donation helps support Alpharetta Rotary’s Clean Water Project with Rotary International. Donations like this truly help the Rotary Foundation fulfill its mission,” said Bill Weeks, president of Rotary Club of Alpharetta.
Rotary Club of Alpharetta
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta was chartered on March 23, 1983. Its membership is comprised of approximately 85 men and women representing a broad base of business and professional activities in our community. We are committed to making our community, both locally and worldwide, a better place for all of us to live. Visit www.clubrunner.ca/alpharetta for more information.