Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation

Rotarians are known for their generosity of service in time and talent throughout their communities. At the Rotary Club of Tulsa, our members are equally generous in their support of both Rotary International’s foundation, The Rotary Foundation, and our own Club’s local foundation, the Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation.

Locally, the Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation is working wonders. Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization (FEIN 23-7225396), and provides a means for Rotarians to give financial assistance to worthy organizations located primarily in Tulsa and surrounding communities. Among them are cash grants we make to help local charitable causes. Since inception in 1972, the Club Foundation has given over $1.6 million back to the Tulsa community. Examples of organizations that have benefited from these funds include: Tulsa Boys’ Home, The Little Light House, Girl Scouts-Magic Empire, Operation Aware, Up With Trees, YMCA, Salvation Army, DVIS, Neighbor for Neighbor, and Special Olympics.

The Club Foundation also supports special international projects such as our Nicaraguan Water Well drilling project, which brings potable water to impoverished communities in Nicaragua. We have also helped support other international projects such as Medical Supplies Network, Alliance for Smiles, and Heifer International.

How Grants Are Funded

Grants are provided from the earnings generated on the $2 million Club Foundation corpus.  The Club Foundation grows from generous contributions by Rotarians and individuals as well as the Club’s signature fundraising event, the annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards.

Organizations interested in applying should review our guidelines and then complete and submit a Club Foundation grant application. The Club Foundation grant application may be obtained by contacting the Rotary Club of Tulsa office, or by downloading the Application with Guidelines.

Club Foundation Contributors — Levels of Support

Every member of the Rotary Club of Tulsa has contributed to the Club Foundation. Most Rotarians continue their support to grow the fund by becoming Club Foundation Fellows (“CFF”) and beyond.

The following levels of tax deductible contributions to the Club Foundation are recognized:

CFF $500 – $2,499
Bronze CFF $2,500 – $7,499
Silver CFF $7,500 – $14,499
Gold CFF $15,000 – $24,999
Platinum CFF $25,000 – $49,999
Pillar CFF $50,000 +

 

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As we get closer to Thanksgiving, we want to continue to show our gratitude to the Rotarians that inspire us. Today's "Be the Inspiration" is none other than James Vierheller, better known as "Mr. Ed."

Mr. Ed is called upon at weekly Rotary luncheons to "auction" items and raise funds for our foundation, and he always accepts his duty and gets top dollar. He is an inspiration to all for this ethical character, dedication, high standards, and willingness to help others. We are most fortunate to have Mr. Ed in our club, but we sure aren't the only ones. Just ask anyone in the City of Catoosa about his inherited "Iris Garden."

Thank you Mr. Ed for being you! You are our inspiration!
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Another great Rotary meeting was had yesterday! Informative information was shared by Oklahoma FBI Special Agent in Charge, Kathryn Peterson AND we had two new Rotarians join our club! #betheinspiration ... See MoreSee Less

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We're very excited to host Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Field Office, Kathryn Peterson. Prior to joining the FBI in 1990, Ms. Peterson served as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in occupied Berlin.

During her years in the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation she has worked within the National Security Division, the Counter-terrorism Division, and Inspection Division at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Join us as we learn more about Ms. Peterson and her work with the FBI this Wednesday, Nov.14th at 11:30am when our doors open for lunch!
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Thank you to all of the veterans that have served this country!

Meet Past Rotary President Scott Petty. Scott served as with the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. During his years of service, he earned a Bronze Star, Air Medal and a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. By the time Scott finished his military, he held a captain rank.

Do you have a loved one that has enlisted and fought for our country? If so, share their story below!
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