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Rotary Club of Tryon Foundation

Your gift enables us to fund projects and programs that improve the lives of people worldwide.

Rotary Club of Tryon Foundation – RCOTF – was formed by the Tryon Rotary Club in order to encourage charitable giving on behalf of the club, primarily in support of club projects in the community and around the world. It is registered by the Internal Revenue Service and has been granted 501(c)(3) status. RCOTF provides an opportunity for members, and others to contribute tax deductible funds to the many on-going programs of the club and to other needs of the community.

RCOTF stated objectives are:
To receive gifts from estates and other sources and to administer the same according to the expectations of the donor.
To administer funds provided by the local Rotary Club and its related enterprises for its Rotary charities.
To serve as a preserver or investor of funds made available to it as endowment for Rotary purposes at the local Division, District and International levels.

Don Lyons, President
Barbara Smith, Vice President

Fred Hartley, President-Elect
Carol Browning, Treasurer
Michael Baughman, Chair, Scholarships
Barbara Smith, Chair, Grants Distribution
Charles Breuer, Grants Distribution
John Rose, Grants Distribution
Jo Ann McMillan, Chair, Gift of Life
Charles McKeller


Carl Schumacher
Don Wilson

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Contributions and Grant Applications can be mailed to:
Rotary Club of Tryon Foundation
P.O. Box 923
Tryon, NC 28782


Phone: 828 894-2975