Foundation Committees


Richard E. Turnbull, Chair
Rotary Club of St. Augustine Beach

This subcommittee oversees the education of clubs through the Grant Management Seminars as well as overseeing the grant applications process from beginning to end. This subcommittee also assists clubs in the qualification process utilizing the (MOU) Memorandum of Understanding for both District and Global Grants


John Caufield, Chair
Rotary Club of Jacksonville

This subcommittee oversees the education of clubs through the Grant Management Seminars as well as overseeing the Global Grant applications process from beginning to end while assisting in the communication process with The Rotary Foundation.


Rich & Marie Turnbull, Co-Chairs
Rotary Club of St. Augustine Beach

Since the PolioPlus program’s inception in 1985, more than two billion children have received oral polio vaccine. But Rotary’s work is not done: The disease has not yet been eradicated. This subcommittee works to complete Rotary’s goal of a polio-free world.


Russ Miller, Chair
Rotary Club of Green Cove Springs

The Annual Giving Fund subcommittee is responsible for all non-restricted fund raising efforts in the District, except those which are directed toward planned giving programs Annual Giving Fund.


Ken Baker, Chair
Rotary Club of West Jacksonville

The Endowment Fund is the Foundation’s endowed fund, with gifts held in perpetuity. Spendable earnings from the fund supplement the Annual Fund and support Rotary’s highest priorities, including global grants and the Rotary Peace Centers. The Foundation has set a goal of $1 billion in Endowment Fund assets by 2025, ensuring its capacity to meet future needs. Donors typically support the Endowment Fund through outright and planned gifts. The opportunities in many countries include:

  • Bequest commitments
  • Life insurance
  • Marketable securities
  • Real estate
  • Charitable trusts or annuities Endowment Fund recognition opportunities include:
  • Benefactor
  • Bequest Society
  • Major Donor
  • Arch C. Klumph Society


Larry Klaybor, Chair
Rotary Club of Orange Park

The Paul Harris Society is comprised of individuals and Clubs who contribute $1,000 or more each year, on a continuing basis, to The Rotary Foundation. The goals of this subcommittee are to promote the Society and to increase the number of Rotarians, Clubs and others who are Paul Harris Society members.


Rick Tryon, Chair
Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach

Rotary’s commitment to peace and the generosity of Rotarians around the world combine to make the Rotary Peace Centers program distinctive and successful. Clubs and districts have the power to shape the next generation of peace leaders by recruiting and nominating peace fellows, and keeping them engaged after the fellowship ends.

Rotary Peace Fellowship Chair oversees the Rotary Peace Fellowship application and endorsement process. The Chair, along with additional trained Rotary endorsers, interview candidates and submit endorsement decisions. Rotary endorsement is required before The Rotary Foundation can consider a candidate. Clubs help by recommending and coaching qualified candidates.


Cynde Covington, Liaison Chair
Rotary Club of Southpoint

The Jaguars have been a community partner with our Rotary District since almost the day the franchise located in Jacksonville in 1995.  Our relationship with them has yielded well over $500,000 in our fight against polio and they have supported other charitable efforts in our NorthEast Florida Communities as well.  The Liaison maintains our relationship and creates ticket, attendance and recognition opportunities each season.


Art MacQueen, Chair
Rotary Club of Flagler Beach

The A& S Committee is responsible for ensuring the careful management of Rotary Grant Funds and reviewing their expenditures at the close of the Rotary Year.   Additionally, they are involved with resolving any mismanagement, improper, incomplete or inaccurate reporting of grant funded projects.