District 7820 - $1,000,000 Dinner
History: The "Million Dollar Dinner" originated in Rotary District 5110 (Oregon) around 2004. The concept is very simply, but has proved to be quite successful as it continues to spread from district to district. Previous dinners have raised from $1.6 to $4.2 Million in new gifts/commitments.
Goal: To raise a minimum of One Million Dollars (USD) for the programs of The Rotary Foundation or the Bequest Society of The Rotary Foundation (Canada) with minimum donations of $10,000 from each donor.
Message from our Chair
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the idea of our Million Dollar Dinner. It is an opportunity for us to show that we believe in the idea of Rotary and our ability to “Do Good in the World”. Throughout this website you can find out more details on how this concept works.
Most of us joined and stay in Rotary because we want to make a difference in our communities. We along with other Rotarians around the world invest time, money and expertise to make our Rotary priorities a reality. We feel that it’s important to do good in the world in which we live.
Together, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.
The Rotary Foundation is a remarkable organization, with strong financial oversight, that allows Rotarians to achieve results in many ways by transforming our gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. Its mission is to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
The leadership of District 7820 wants to make the work of the Rotary Foundation better known, to raise the profile of the great work that is being done around the globe by TRF. Paul Harris said “Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.” Help us to continue ensuring great results.
We are inviting you to join us for dinner – a Million Dollar Dinner – and become part of Rotary’s life changing work. Reserve the date – Wednesday October 1, 2014 in Halifax
Tom McCaughey, PDG
Chair District 7820 Million Dollar Dinner