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Currently active Rotary District 6250 (Western Wisconsin) Funds accepting PayPal or Credit Card contributions:

  • Ho-Chunk Gardens - La Crosse Rotary
  • Ukrainian Refugee Support Projects
  • District 6250 RYLA Fund
  • Ukrainian-Hungarian Budapest School

Click the "donate now" button below to make your contribution to either of these causes (or leave that field blank for a general donation to the Rotary District 6250 Foundation, Inc.)

If you are donating to a particular fund, please indicate that fund in the memo section of your check or PayPal payment so it will be credited correctly.

How To Set-Up a Fund with the Rotary District 6250 Foundation

If your club would like to utilize the Rotary District 6250 Foundation for a Rotary project, please contact Chuck Hanson at ceh@haleskemp.com or Brian Watson at bwatson4030@gmail.com.

How to Donate to a Fund

If you would like to donate to the Rotary District 6250 Foundation or any of the funds associated with it, you may do so in any of the following ways: 
2) Check made payable to “Rotary District 6250 Foundation, Inc.” and sent to:
Rotary District 6250 Foundation
c/o Treasurer Brian Watson
4030 E Stone Ridge Dr
Milton, WI 53563

Ukrainian Relief Funds Report May-October 2022 (with Poland)

Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund

In September 20,000 copies of “Ola y Boris Go to School” were printed in Poland using Ukrainian Refugee Relief funds raised by the District 6250 Foundation, Inc. and several District 6250 Rotary Clubs.  The book was published pro-bono by the Heweliusza Institute and written pro-bono by the academic staff at two universities in Wroclaw, Poland. It is the second book in a series.

As a token of their appreciation, Rotary Poland and Anna Jasinowska-Czarny, Project Manager for the Heweliusza Institute, have made English language versions of the books available to all our District 6250 Clubs. Hard copies have been delivered or mailed to all Club Presidents. Digital copies of both books are available for FREE download at the link and/or QR below. The message these books convey is universal. They would be an excellent read for any child you know.

A Message to District Clubs from the Rotary District 6250 Foundation, Inc. Board

The District 6250 Foundation, Inc. was established in the 2011-2012 Rotary year. It is a Wisconsin non-profit corporation that enjoys 501(c)(3) status which allows contributions to be tax exempt. The Foundation is not designed to compete with existing club foundations or the Rotary International Foundation, but to provide important services to our District.
First, it will be available for use by clubs that do not have their own local foundation. We have many Rotary clubs in our District that do not want to financially establish and support a local foundation. However, they would benefit from the opportunity for tax exempt fundraisers for Rotary projects. Much like a community foundation, the Rotary District 6250 Foundation allows designated accounts for any club within our District wishing to use the Charitable Trust. All funds raised by the club are maintained in a separate account for that particular club’s Rotary projects.
The second important feature of the Rotary District 6250 Foundation concerns emergency disaster relief. We have seen tragedy strike in the past and Rotarians respond. Often we make individual contributions and on occasion, contributions through our clubs. The Rotary District 6250 Foundation allows individuals and Rotary Clubs willing to support disaster relief to make their contribution to the Rotary District 6250 Foundation, Inc. and receive a tax deduction. Combining our efforts, a more substantial gift can then be made in the name of Rotary from our District directly to the Rotary District where the disaster has occurred.
The third benefit provided by the Rotary District 6250 Foundation is for specialized funds to support Rotary programs within our District, such as RYLA and Youth Exchange. For example, the La Crosse Valley View Rotary Club made a donation in excess of $20,000.00 to the Rotary District 6250 Foundation to support scholarships for Youth Exchange in what has been designated the McKinney-Marshall Fund. Other Rotary clubs and Rotarians who wish to support this cause can make contribution knowing that their donations are not only tax deductible, but will be dedicated for that specific purpose.
If you have suggestions or question concerning the Rotary District 6250 Foundation, you are encouraged to contact a member of the Board of Directors directly.
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