Paul Harris Fellow recognition was created in memory of Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary as a way to show appreciation for contributions to the Foundation’s charitable and educational program.
A Paul Harris Fellow is an individual who contributes $1,000 or in whose name that amount is contributed. Every Paul Harris Fellow receives a pin, medallion and a certificate when he or she becomes a Fellow. This identifies the Paul Harris Fellow as an advocate of the Foundation’s goals of world peace and international understanding.
Rotarians can become multiple Paul Harris Fellows through being recognized for their contributions or by contributing to the Rotary Foundation in the name of someone else—or both. Multiple Paul Harris Fellow pin with additional stones Recognition levels are based on the following guidelines:
Recognition total Pin level
2,000 to 2,999.99 one sapphire 3,000 to 3,999.99 two sapphires 4,000 to 4,999.99 three sapphires 5,000 to 5,999.99 four sapphires 6,000 to 6,999.99 five sapphires 7,000 to 7,999.99 one ruby 8,000 to 8,999.99 two rubies 9,000 to 9,999.99 three rubies
A sustaining member is an individual who contributes or in whose name is contributed a minimum of $100 with the commitment to contribute $1,000 within a ten-year period.
Visit Rotary International’s giving page or make your online contribution through the Rotary International Web site.