The Rotary Club of Salem organizes and directs two major fundraisers – the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament and Olde Salem Days.  In addition, funds are raised through the Club’s participation in events such as the Star B-Q and through donations by individual Club members.  Over the past 30 years, the proceeds from fundraising efforts have enabled the Rotary Club of Salem to donate more than $1 million to community service programs throughout the Roanoke Valley region and to international service projects worldwide.

Our Club’s fundraising efforts enabled nearly $60,000 in donations for the 2015-2016 Rotary year to a variety of charitable and community enhancement programs in the City of Salem, the Roanoke Valley and the world.

2015-16 Grant Recipients included:

Community Grants
Blue Ridge Literacy
Boy Scouts of America
Bradley Free Clinic
Challenger Little League Baseball
Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP)
City of Salem Lake Spring Project
City of Salem Parks & Recreation Department
Feeding America SW Virginia
Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment & Endowment (FREE)
Girl Scouts of America
Health Focus of SW Virginia
Jill’s Buddy Camp
Junior Achievement
Military Family Support Center
Presbyterian Community Center
Relay for Life
Rescue Mission
Community Grants (continued)
Roanoke Area Ministries
Saint Francis Service Dogs
Salem Education Foundation and Alumni Assocition
Salem Fresh Ideas Garden
Salem Food Pantry
Salem Museum and Historical Society
Salem Needlework Guild
Salem YMCA
Virginia Museum of Transportation
West End Center
International Grants
AHALA Children’s Rights Foundation
Columbia – Bogota Rotary Club Senior Citizens Center
Haiti Water Project, Dr. Tom Fame
Philippines – Loyola Heights Rotary Club

During the 2014-15 Rotary year the Club assumed a special fundraising challenge by taking the lead in a District 7570 initiative to raise $250,000 for the global eradication of polio.  Rotarians have been fighting to eradicate polio for more than 20 years, and we are near to achieving our goal.  Now is the time to act, to join this historic effort, and to help us cross the finish line.

The End Polio Now
We are this “This Close”.

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