In 1990 a group of twenty Dublin business leaders worked together to charter Dublin AM Rotary. As a Rotary International club, Dublin AM Rotary’s main objective is service - in our own community, in the workplace and around the globe. The club has grown to over 120 members, all committed to improving the lives of people through volunteerism and support of projects in Dublin, the United States and the world.
Dublin AM club members are actively engaged in community service throughout Central Ohio. Our projects are as diverse as our members. Each initiative the club takes on is driven by the passion and sense of service of members who serve as advocates within our club and our greater community.
Both Dublin AM Rotary and Rotary International focus funding and service on six areas critical to improving the lives of families:
Basic education and literacy
Maternal and child health
Water and sanitation
Disease prevention and treatment
Peace and conflict prevention and resolution
From ringing red kettle bells for The Salvation Army to provide funds for Welcome Warehouse, funding fresh water wells in the Phillippines to fitting prosthetic hands in Rwanda, Dublin AM members serve to help families build better lives.
In 1997 the club created the Dublin AM Charitable Foundation. The Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization serves as the recipient of funds raised through events and donations. Funds are maintained at The Columbus Foundation. Funds for these life changing projects are raised through DublinAM Rotary Community fundraisers and contributions from individuals and corporations.
Individual donations are gratefully accepted by the Dublin AM Charitable Foundation. One-time donations as well as beneficiary donations are used to increase the foundation endowment and the group’s ability to offer community grants.
Dublin AM Rotary club members have created two community events where members, friends and neighbors can enjoy themselves and raise money for the foundation.
• Aces High, a casino night with games, entertainment and food
• Polar Bear Golf Open, an opportunity to golf in February in Ohio
Both events are supported through tickets sales as well as individual and corporate sponsors. All monies raised directly benefit the foundation.
Each year the Foundation board meets to review grant requests from both the club and outside groups.
In the 20 plus years of service to the community, the Dublin AM Charitable Foundation has provided over $750,000 in grants.
Those grants include support for
The Salvation Army Nationwide Children’s Hospital
YWCA Welcome Warehouse
Dublin Food Pantry LN-4 Prosthetic Hand Project
Equine Therapy Scholarship Programs
Project Dictionary Dublin Veteran’s Memorial Project
Central Ohio Robotics Initiative Habitat for Humanity
Project Ear Free to Smile
...and many more
Dublin AM Rotary members value their relationships with friends and area businesses who help the club through their donations of time and money. Through the ongoing support of our community we will be able to continue to change lives and build a better world for all of us.
For more information about Dublin AM Rotary and the Dublin AM Rotary Foundation, visit www.dublinamrotary.org.