About TRF-2021 - Celebrating our Foundation!

This will be a 60 minute fast-paced virtual Gala for The Rotary Foundation (TRF) designed to help every one of our Rotarians, clubs & districts in Zones 28 & 32 meet and even exceed their 2020-2021 goals for both the Annual Fund and PolioPlus fundraising. 

It is OUR CALL TO ACTION! Rotarians will not let the pandemic stop the Good Work!

It will be a variety show co-hosted by RI Director Valarie Wafer & TRF Trustee Dean Rohrs, featuring Master of Ceremonies Past RI Director Jeffry Cadorette, distinguished speakers, entertainers, a live auction, inspiring stories about service supported by TRF and much more!


Tickets to the virtual event will be by a donation of $100, $500, $1000 or $5000 USD (+ service fee) that will be directed 75% to the Annual Fund of TRF and 25% to the PolioPlus fund. Rotarians will automatically get credited with a tax-exempt donation and awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship points. The program continues to evolve but we already have some great things lined up for you! 

Silent Auction
12 bids
Current Bid
Gibson Les Paul signed by Alex Lifeson
Fabulous Gibson Les Paul Sunburst electric guitar....

How to Participate

Each District should create their own local committee to promote this event and create their own Foundation recognition event either before or after the "Main" show. A ticket to the event will be by donation to the Rotary Foundation a minimum of $100 USD, plus applicable fees. Links above or below to get your tickets reserved NOW!

Program Hilights

Wednesday 12 May 2021 / 8:00-9:00pm ET / 5:00-6:00pm PT


  • The Red Carpet! - Rotary's FIRST female Rotary International (R.I.) President (2022-23) Jennifer Jones welcomes our VIP Participants.
  • Co-hosts R.I. Director Valarie Wafer & T.R.F. Trustee Dean Rohrs welcome you all to this first-ever event!
  • Our master of Ceremonies Past R.I. Director Jeffry Cadorette will guide us through a fast-paced 60 minutes of stories, entertainment, music & much more!
  • Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin.
  • Chair of PolioPlus & Past Rotary International Vice-President Mike McGovern.
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist for the band RUSH - Alex Lifeson.
  • World Champion "Flair" bartender Tom Dyer.
  • The program is evolving right now but see below for the amazing entertainment already confirmed

Juried Videos

During this show we would like to feature in the program a few AMAZING stories of Rotarians doing service in projects supported in part by TRF. If you have a great story, please send us your submission:

  • Tell your story in a video - 5 minutes MAX, ideally 2-4 minutes.
  • Send your videos to: Peter Schultz, TRF-Event Coordinator - Peter.Rotary5060@gmail.com
  • A committee will select the videos that will be part of the program

ALL videos will be available on a Vimeo-Pro channel for you and your clubs to use in your meetings to promote great TRF projects!


Your receiptable donation will support:

In the past year donations to the Foundation globally have increased by 6%, but the DEMAND HAS DOUBLED! There is more need in the world, and Rotarians continue to propose more great grant-funded projects to help! Our CALL TO ACTION is to help our fund meet our demand. Your Gala donation will be 75% applied to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation and 25% to the PolioPlus Fund. In the last year

Have you got your tickets yet?

Our Speakers and Entertainment

Jennifer Jones

Rotary International

President Nominee

Valarie Wafer


R.I. Director

Dean Rohrs


T.R.F. Trustee & Past

R.I. Vice-President

Jeffry Cadorette

Master of Ceremonies

Past R.I. Director

Barry Rassin

Past R.I. President

Alex Lifeson from RUSH

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Mike McGovern

PolioPlus Chair & Past

R.I. Vice-President

Tom Dyer

World Champion

"Flair" Bartender

Camilo the Magician

You will believe

the impossible!

Sam Neill

Internationally Acclaimed Actor, Director, Producer & Writer

This is our CALL to ACTION! Do you have your ticket yet?

Organized by
Rotarians from Zones 28 & 32
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