PDG Gonzalo Garza Memorial Match

Dr. Gonzalo Garza was born on a farm near New Braunfels, Texas on January 10, 1927.  He was the 6th of 9 children.   Gonzalo dropped out of school at age 17 to join the Marines in 1944.  He served his country with distinction in World War II and Korea, earning the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart in combat.  After the war, he pursued a degree in education and was a professional educator for the remainder of his life.  While a member of the Rotary Club of Northwest Austin, he served as our District Governor in 1995-96.  At the time of his passing last year, he was a member of the Rotary Club of Georgetown.  He was a strong and vocal advocate for supporting The Rotary Foundation.
In memory of his lifetime of service to Rotary, District 5870 is conducting a 2-month matching contribution drive to help support the charity Gonzalo worked so hard to promote - The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. 
So, for a limited time starting on March 1, 2023, District 5870 will do the following:
Using Rotary Foundation Recognition Points generously donated by district Rotarians, we will match contributions of new cash made to the Annual Fund-SHARE between March 1 to April 30, 2023 on a 1-to-1 basis in amounts of $250 to $500 for any active Rotarian in District 5870 who is not yet a Paul Harris Fellow +8. 
Please note:  These matches are limited to one per donor and will be processed on a first come, first served basis until April 30, 2023 or the match pool is exhausted with ever comes first.  Match requests received prior to March 1, 2023 will not be accepted.
The rules are simple:  If you are a Paul Harris Fellow and have a Recognition Amount less than $8,500 you are eligible to participate.  Simply email me at and let me know how much you are contributing to the Annual Fund-SHARE – the amount must be between $250 and $500. 
Then, either donate directly to the Rotary Foundation by going online at (please be sure to log into My Rotary before donating) or mailing your contribution (using the attached contribution form) to The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60693.  As soon as your contribution posts, I will release your match.