Lincoln Rotary Club 14 Foundation - local

Why donate?

Lincoln Rotary Club 14 Foundation was founded in 1997 as part of a long-range strategy to build an endowment to serve as the financial vehicle for all of Lincoln Rotary Club 14’s charitable service on a local level and around the world. During the past 25 years, your Club 14 Foundation has awarded over $2 million in grants, scholarships, and awards. 

Through your generous donations, Lincoln Rotary Club 14 is able to fund important club projects like the Dictionary Project, Rotary Youth Exchange, Little Free Pantries, Read Aloud at Everett, and many others. In addition, each year, we award our annual “Service Above Self” scholarship of $2,500 per year for four years to outstanding students in our community. Furthermore, our project and grant implementation plan sets aside a portion of the earnings to build future giving capacity and to support club “Signature Projects." In 2005, in celebration of Rotary International's 100th anniversary, we gave $42,000 for the Rotary Pavilion at Sunken Gardens as part of the renovation project. In 2010, we made a major community gift of $100,000 to help fund the Elliott Park & Playground Project as our Centennial Project. Our 2020 Signature Project was a gift of $200,000 to help renovate the Bicentennial Cascade Foundation, also known as the “Teachers’ Fountain."

We are honored by Rotarians’ generosity, as well as the contributions of many friends of Rotary to build our Club’s Foundation for more than 25 years. Support is shown through various pledge campaigns such as our current 5|25 campaign to reach $5 million in assets by 2025, through our Rise.Shine.Give. fundraiser every February, and miscellaneous other annual giving throughout the year. 

You're invited to invest in the future of Lincoln Rotary Club 14!

Ways to make an impact with your gift:

  1. Join the 5|25 campaign to reach $5 million in assets by 2025 at:

  2. Donate a birthday book, pay a fun fine, or make a pledge payment, etc. by making your contribution online at: 

  3. Bring a check to a club meeting payable to "Lincoln Rotary Club 14 Foundation"

  4. Mail a check to: Lincoln Rotary Club 14 Foundation | PO Box 83843; Lincoln NE 68501

The Lincoln Rotary Club 14 Foundation qualifies for tax-free donations from retirement accounts. Click here to learn more from Rotary International about this process. 

Questions? Contact Mary Buckley at 402.796.2505 or

For more information, visit the Lincoln Rotary Club 14 Foundation website at: