Special recognition to Dr. Jim Hicks and John Boylan for their Paul Harris milestones.  Dr. Jim is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow recipient - and has contributed to the Rotary Foundation in his name as well as in the name of loved ones. John Boylan is a "Paul Harris + 5" - and is part of the Paul Harris Society. Donations to the Rotary Foundation are used to fight polio, provide clean water and sanitation, promote peace, improve education, and provide health care for women and children around the globe.


The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 

Many other notable figures have been named as 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 Jonas Salk.  

The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants

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