Abby McNear wrote -
Friends, As many of you know, I am completing a fundraising program at North Park University in Chicago. This week the assignment for my annual giving class is to raise $100 for my favorite charity, The Rotary Foundation, using crowdfunding. The Rotary Foundation does amazing work in over 170 countries worldwide in six areas: - Peace and conflict prevention/resolution - Water and sanitation - Basic education and literacy - Disease prevention and treatment - Maternal and child health - Economic and community development The Rotary Foundation has earned a four star rating, the highest available, from the respected organization Charity Navigator due to its low overhead, strong organizational structure, and excellent stewardship of grant funds. I am proud to manage its grant and scholarship programs, where I get to see its outstanding work firsthand. Please join me in supporting this fine organization and simultaneously help me get an "A" in my class. To quote my daughter, "Mom, you really need to chill out."