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The Jerry Johnson Trust Matching Program

 
District 5870 has a unique a method to help you become an initial (first-time) Paul Harris Fellow.   
 
The Jerry Johnson Testamentary Trust (the “Trust”) will match contributions of new cash made during the current Rotary year to the Annual Fund-SHARE on a 1-to-1 basis in amounts of $100 to $500 for any active Rotarian in District 5870 who is not yet a first time Paul Harris Fellow. 
 
While support for PolioPlus, the Endowment Fund, and matching (Global) grants are both appreciated and important, these contributions fall outside the parameters of the match.  Additionally, the trust cannot match Foundation Recognition Point transfers.
 
Here’s how it works:        
 
  1. Before making an eligible contribution, please contact PDG Rich Kaye via email at richkaye@hot.rr.com and let him know how much you are intending to contribute.  The Trust will establish your baseline and monitor Rotary Foundation (TRF) reports to (1) verify that the funds have been received and posted to TRF records, and (2) determine the amount of the match needed.
  1. Send your contribution directly to TRF using either The Rotary Foundation Contribution Form (123-EN) or going on-line at www.rotary.org/give.  Once the new cash contribution appears on your record, the Trust will submit the match. 
  1. It is not necessary to make a contribution that, when matched by the Trust, will result in a PHF in order to take advantage of the program.  For instance, if you have already contributed $500 to date, and now elect to contribute just $100 more, the Trust will match that $100.
  1. Please note that the Trust will not contribute more than it actually takes to achieve the PHF.  For instance, if you have already contributed $500 to date, and now elect to contribute $300 more in order to take advantage of the match, the Trust will only match the first $200 so that you achieve PHF status. 
     
  2.       Will not match contributions less than $100, and will not match more than it actually takes to achieve the PHF. For instance, if you have already contributed $500 to date, and now elect to contribute $300 more, the Trust will only match the first $200 so that you achieve PHF status. Because of this, If you already have contributed more than $800 toward your first PHF you are generally not eligible for the match.
     
  3.       Will not match contributions made to PolioPlus, Endowment Fund, Rotary Peace Centers, and Global Grants. While these contributions are both appreciated and important, they fall outside the parameters of the Trust.
     
  4.        Will not match Foundation Recognition Point transfers.
     
  5. If applicable, please provide PDG Rich the mailing address to which your PHF certificate and pin can be mailed by TRF.‚Äč