Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions
Oct 07, 2022
Randy Mongold
Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions

During today’s program we will recognize and congratulate those who have become Paul Harris Fellows or increased their contribution. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 

Recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow can be for personal contributions, or may be given in honor of another individual at the request of the donor.  Many notable figures have been named Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk.

The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the 1 million mark in 2006.