Chartered March 23, 1951, it was the mission of the Rotary Club of Buckhead charter members to successfully execute multi-faceted, highly-visible programs and activities designed to contribute substantially to the ideals and aims of Rotary. They wanted to make a difference in the local community and around the world. Today, it is still the mission of Buckhead Rotary. We can look at our community and see the difference we have made.
Who We Are
Buckhead Rotary is one of the largest of the 21 Rotary Clubs in metro Atlanta. Our members are business and professional leaders from the Buckhead and Atlanta business, government, nonprofit and educational communities. Our diverse membership includes professionals, small business owners, educators, business executives, entrepreneurs, consultants and public service leaders.
Buckhead Rotary Foundation
All Rotarians support the Rotary International Foundation which works worldwide on several causes including preventing disease; providing clean water; supporting education; growing local economies; saving mothers and children; and promoting peace. Buckhead Rotary was honored in 2018 for reaching the $1,000,000 milestone of giving to the Rotary International Foundation.
However, in 1992, the Buckhead Rotary established its own foundation to supplement the Club’s annual charity budget. Funded by member contributions and proceeds from its annual Foundation Ball, the Buckhead Rotary Foundation provides support to numerous local causes that the Club has identified as priorities.
The Rev. Robert Ross Johnson Humanitarian Award
Created in 2000, The Rev. Robert Ross Johnson Humanitarian Award is given annually to a non-Buckhead Rotarian who exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” and who has made a significant contribution to humanitarian efforts in the community. The 2018 Humanitarian Award was presented to Stephanie Blank, Chairwoman of the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS).
Our Club meets most Mondays at 12:15 pm at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Buckhead for lunch, fellowship and to hear outstanding speakers.