The Rotary $100 Million Dollar Challenge

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Rotary's US$100 Million


Rotary's leadership in the polio eradication effort was recognized

in 2007 with a $100 million challenge grant from the

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The funds must be spent

during the 2008 calendar year on immunization and other

polio eradication initiatives and matched within three years.

Rotary's US$100 Million Challenge is a three-year fundraising

effort to match the grant. Each of the nearly 33,000

Rotary clubs in the world is being asked to raise at least $1,000

annually for the challenge, which ends 31 December 2010.

The $200 million generated by the grant and match will be a

vital catalyst to help achieve Rotary's top goal of ending polio