Salem Rotary Club Foundation
The principal purpose of the Salem Rotary Club Foundation is to provide educational and scholarship assistance, humanitarian aid, and to engage in any lawful purpose or purposes permitted by the Virginia Non-Stock Corporation Act. Any contributions given to the Salem Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. are tax-deductible and 100% will be used for the contributor’s intentions as long as they are aligned with the Foundation’s “principal purpose” mentioned above. Originally named in 1997 as the Salem Rotary Club Wooldridge Scholarship Foundation Fund, it started an endowment to provide two annual scholarships to the Division III colleges in honor of the male and female winners of the Jostens Trophy. These two scholarships were named in honor of Salem Rotarian Dan Wooldridge, a former Old Dominion Athletic Conference Commissioner. The SRCF also gives $500 to a charity designated by Salem Rotary‘s “Service above Self” annual recipient and manages a growing scholarship fund for the Glenvar Rotary Club, which is used for giving various scholarships to deserving Glenvar High School graduating Seniors annually.