*  The Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri made the first contribution to the Rotary
Foundation in 1917--$26.50
*  In 1947, the Rotary members contributed 1.3 million dollars in memory of Paul Harris.
*  In 1979, the Rotary Foundation began immunization of 6 million children in the Philipines against polio.
*  In 1980, Rotary committed to eliminating polio through immunization.
*  The Rotary Foundation has spent over $3 billion on programs and projects to support humanitarian efforts and scholarships through its 100 year history.