Kettering Rotary Foundation

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The Kettering Rotary Club Foundation


The Kettering Rotary Club Foundation was incorporated on July 1 1991 and was the brainchild of Kettering Rotary Club member Bud Ragan.  The original Board Members were Tom Minnich, Chairman, Woody Stroud, Bruce Jump, Larry Hodapp, Bill Vichich, Bob Henderschedt, John Leshney, Tom Green and Dale Chandler.


The Foundation will consider all requests for contributions however it has established a preference for putting their funds to work to assist individuals and organizations, which meet the following priority:


Kettering - Since this the Kettering Rotary Club, the foundation looks favorably on individuals and organizations that have a connection to the city of Kettering


Youth - The Foundation values the development of youth as our future leaders and looks favorably upon individuals and organizations that promote the experiences and education of youth.


Those whose needs are not being met by others - The Foundation will consider favorably the needs of those who are unable to receive assistance from other charitable organizations or government agencies


The works of Rotary - Although the works of Rotary International are generally not within the city of Kettering, the Foundation looks favorably upon the projects of Rotary International, Rotary District 6670, Rotary Clubs in District 6670, The Kettering Rotary Club and individuals working as volunteers or ambassadors of Rotary.


Needs of the many - The Foundation will look favorably on requests which help groups of people become self reliant, better educated and better citizens



Over the years the Foundation has contributed to the following organizations, here is a sample of some our past contributions:


            The STRIVE scholarship programs

            Kettering Fairmont Music & Sports Programs

            Kettering Fairmont Sports Programs

            Partners for Healthy Youth

            Carter Celebration of Life Fund

            Kettering Education Foundation

            Delco Park Veterans Memorial Flagpole Improvement project

            Kettering Schools Clothing Fund

            Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts of America

            Project Read

            Sally Roush Brown Scholarship Fund

            National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

            Rotary International Projects