What is the Paul Harris Society?

The Paul Harris Society is a special Rotary Foundation recognition program designed for Rotarians who wish to support The Rotary Foundation in a more substantial way each year.  The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who annually contribute US $1000 or more to The Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or other approved Humanitarian Grants Programs.

The First Paul Harris Society was established in 1988 in District 5340 (California, USA) by District Governor Wayne C. Cusick.  The idea gained momentum and quickly spread to other districts throughout the world.  The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation officially approved The Paul Harris Society in July of 2006.  The Paul Harris Society is administered by The Rotary Foundation.

For more information, contact Wayne Berryhill Paul Harris Society Chairman at