Additionally, the Club has its own charity fund, which is totally distributed annually to local, national, and international charitable projects. These annual projects are supported by mandatory contributions billed by the Club. This Club charity fund was originally included in Club dues, but now is administered by the Foundation, making these donations tax deductible.
Each year, the earnings from the Foundation's investments are donated to the Club’s annual charity fund, as are one half of the annual Foundation Ball net proceeds.
The Foundation is governed by a board consisting of 12 past club presidents.
A voluntary donation to the Foundation endowment provides an opportunity for every Rotarian to continue their Service Above Self in perpetuity. Those who contribute to the foundation are recognized with fellowship status as they achieve certain giving levels:
|Tom Slaughter Fellow||$1,000|
|Frank Stevenson Fellow||$2,500|
|John Dykes Fellow||$5,000|
Foundation supports Ambassadorial Scholars, World Matching Grants, District Simplified Grants, Group Study Exchange, Polio Plus, etc. Goal - $34,000 in club contributions ($200 per capita), add Paul Harris Society members.
The Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) Foundation supports international academic scholarships in Georgia. This year the Club will sponsor Carlos Vasquez of Honduras.
Since 1946, Rotarians in Georgia have promoted world peace through understanding by offering scholarships to international students for one year of study in Georgia colleges and universities. Each year about 80 students from all over the world make friends and learn about differing cultures and life styles. The Buckhead Atlanta Rotary Club has sponsored 54 students from 1958 until 2011.