History and Mission

 
The Dallas Rotary Club Foundation was established June 2, 1954, as a non-profit agency of The Rotary Club of Dallas with the following aims:
  • To make loans from the Trust Fund to qualified students for college, post-graduate and professional study.
  • To make grants to student nurses training in Dallas Hospitals and one grant annually to a foreign student for study in a Dallas Educational Institution, these grants to be made as funds became available from interest;
  • To provide revenue from interest to support Rotary participation in selected local projects.
The Dallas Rotary Club Foundation incorporated these funds of the Dallas Rotary Student Loan Fund, which was founded in 1919 and was the first student loan fund established by any club in Rotary International.  Under the leadership of Deryl Hull, President of The Rotary Club of Dallas, 1953-1954, the Dallas Rotary Club Foundation was endowed with additional capital and thus created.
 
The Foundation now serves as the philanthropic arm to The Rotary Club of Dallas and to help it reach its mission.
 
 

Officers and Trustees

 
Name Title Designation
Courtney Underwood Trustee/ Chairman Executive Committee
Charles Dowden Trustee/ Chair Elect Executive Committee
Dennis Connally Trustee/ Past Chairman Executive Committee
Jim Frankiewicz Advisor/ Club Past President  
Cyndi Janssen Advisor/ Club President   
Rachael Jones Trustee/President Elect  
Shelby Abetya Trustee  
Peter Baldwin Trustee  
Salah Boukadoum Trustee  
Donald Carter Trustee  
Chris Castle Trustee  
Steve Cotton Trustee Investment Committee
Bill Dendy Trustee Investment Committee
Ted Fields Trustee  
Susan Fleming Trustee  
Chip Glispin Trustee Investment Chair
Andy Montgomery Trustee  
Hubert Zajicek  Trustee  
Todd Estes Treasurer Ex-Offico/Non-voting
Hillary Pennartz  Executive Director Ex-Offico/Non-voting
     
 
Ways to donate
  • Cash or check
  • Credit card
  • Stock gift
  • Estate bequest through will
 

Donor Award Levels

Golden Wheel Society | Planned Giving


For dedicated supporters who have chosen to leave a legacy for the future of the Club’s mission through the Foundation by making a documented planned gift. Membership in the society is open to all donors who have had such a commitment and there are no dues or other responsibilities.

1911 Society | $100,000
For cumulative donations exceeding $100,000, you will be inducted into the 1911 Society. This award was created to honor our founders of the Rotary Club of Dallas. Membership in the society is open to all donors who have made such a commitment, and there are no dues or other responsibilities.

Legacy Donor | $50,000
For cumulative donations exceeding $50,000 donor or member will be presented with our Legacy Level Award. This award shows that you have made a commitment and an impact in our organization and because of you we can do great things.

Heritage Fellow | $25,000
For cumulative donations exceeding $50,000, you will be presented with our Heritage Fellow Award. This signifies your devotion to Rotary and its mission.
 
Cullum Patron | $10,000
For cumulative donations exceeding $10,000, you will be presented with our Cullum Patron Award. This displays the passion you have for us to continue our mission.
 
Price Cross Partner | $2,500
For cumulative donations exceeding $2,500, you will be presented with our Price Cross Partner Award. Price Cross was the founder of our Club and Rotary in Texas.