Why my passion is for basic education and literacy

Tim and Sally Schilds explain their passion for Rotary's Basic Education and Literacy area of focus.
Sally and I have established a Named Endowed Fund supporting Basic Education & Literacy. The fund is used to support Global Grant initiatives through The Rotary Foundation Canada. We believe this will help provide the tools for people to gain the confidence to recognize and take the opportunities that improve not only their lives but the livelihood of their families. Education brings peace and prosperity through the creation of communities where no one is left behind.
My personal passion for Rotary’s work in this area has expanded with my role on the International Committee for Basic Education and Literacy’s (BEL’s) Major Gifts Initiative. This group works to increase member’s understanding of our program objectives and the sustainable impact of our efforts.
Fundraising to build a dedicated BEL endowment to support the growth of Rotary’s work in this area continues, through the generous major gift and bequest/planned gift support of individual Rotarians.
Rotary's goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
Should you wish to learn more about how an endowed gift enables our work with BEL and establishes a lasting personal legacy of service through Rotary, please contact me at timschilds@telus.net
The Rotary Foundation named endowments are established with a gift of US $25,000 or more. Rotarians or friends of Rotary may create a permanent legacy in their own name or in honor of a friend or family member. Rotary pools these gifts for investment purposes but maintains a separate accounting for each named endowed fund. Donors receive a personalized endowed fund certificate suitable for framing when their fund is established, as well as annual financial updates.
Rotary Named Endowments – www.Rotary.org/rotary-endowment
PDG Tim Schilds
Rotary Club of Northwest Spirit, District 5370
Member - The Rotary Foundation Basic Education and Literacy Major Gifts Initiative Committee