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Matching credits are available
to Rotarians working toward becoming a Guy Gundaker Fellow.
These are awarded at the Club level, and each Club has the responsibility
to establish their own matching credit policy. Each year, after
all of the fundraising totals have been tallied, usually in
October, Club Directors are given an update as to how many credits
are available to your Club , along with the records containing
the totals of individual gifts from your Club Members. The following
Q&A covers a few major questions regarding matching credits.
Where do matching credits
These are typically from dollars already contributed to the
Gundaker Foundation from a Rotary Member who has since left
Rotary. These past contributions become credits to your Club
which can be used to match current donations, and help Rotarians
become a Guy Gundaker Fellow more quickly.
What is a good matching
Since the available number of matching credit dollars is limited,
a typical policy is to match sustaining members, those who give
$100 or more each year, with either a 50% or 100% matching credit.
Sustaining members are the lifeblood of the Gundaker Foundation,
and this policy provides a little additional incentive to maintain
their stream of contributions year after year.
How do we award the
When you pass along contribution checks to the Treasurer, you
will fill out a short form which credits the contribution to
the Rotarian making the gift. There is a space on this form
to include matching credits.
In order to ensure
that your local Club maximizes the use of matching credits,
it’s up to the Gundaker Director to notify the Gundker
Treasures to update your club records when members leave your
club. This way, their past contributions can be added to your
club matching credit account. One exception is for Rotarians
who are already Guy Gundaker Fellows. These dollars are permanently
carried in the name of that member and are not available for
use as matching credits. The same is true for Rotarians who
transfer to another Club within the District. In this case,
their Gundaker contributions follow them to their new Club.
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