Steven will be speaking about his life-changing experience as a Rotary Scholar in Durban, South Africa.  He will share some of the experiences, relationships built and global opportunities that originated with his scholarship. Steven is living proof that giving to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund produces universal prosperity.  Come hear about the return on our Foundation investment from this dynamic presentation from this Rotary beneficiary and now staff member at the world headquarters of Rotary International.
 
As the Senior Annual Giving Officer for Zones 25 & 26, Steven is privileged to work with Rotarians in 23 districts in the western region of North America to raise money for The Rotary Foundation.  During his Rotary travels, he assists with training seminars, district conferences, club presentations and other special events to promote The Rotary Foundation.  Steven was responsible for orchestrating Dr. Jane Goodall’s participation at Rotary’s 100th International Convention and serving as the primary contact for Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Rotary World Peace Symposium in England.  He believes in the power of Rotarians to use their skills to responsibly better communities at a grass roots level and is honored to make a living doing something he believes in supporting The Rotary Foundation. 
 
Before working for the Foundation, Steven was an Interact Club member and an Ambassadorial Scholar in South Africa. He is an honorary Rotarian with two Rotary clubs in Illinois. He earned a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management with a concentration in Fundraising Management from Spertus College in Chicago, a Certificate in Fund Raising Management through the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and was awarded the Association of Fundraising Professionals Chamberlain Scholarship. 
 
About The Rotary Foundation:
 
In 1917, Rotary International President Arch C. Klumph proposed an endowment "for the purpose of doing good in the world." His vision became The Rotary Foundation. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.  More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world. 
 
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
 
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