We do it to make a difference, we do it to help others, we do it Be.Cause.
Started in 1998, the Point West Rotary Club Foundation has donated over $1.1 million to over one hundred worthy charitable causes in and around Sacramento. In 2018, over 99.99% of donations went directly to those in need, and this does not include the time donated by the Club Members to these same causes.
If you are looking for a place where your donation will go directly to helping local families, please consider us.
PWR Member and Past President
Canine Companions for Independence is an organization that our foundation has generously supported both financially and through puppy raising. Our PWR club members have raised over 20 dogs. My family has raised two dogs who have made a dramatic impact on the lives of others. Becca, is now a Facility Dog at Sutter Pediatric Neurology, she sees several patients a day. Becca helps disabled children and their families during difficult treatments.
Kavi, is now a Skilled Companion for Lizzy who has Down Syndrome. Lizzy says, “Kavi is the best dog ever. She makes me happy. . Why you say? She is my best friend. Having Kavi is making me more responsible and independent. I do feed her, take her out to walk, bathe her and groom her. I love my dog Kavi. My family loves her too.”
Student Activities Director, Encina Prepatory High School, http://www.sanjuan.edu/Encina.cfm
“The Rotary Foundation has been a tremendous support to the Encina 6-12 community. They have supported us financially through field trips, programs in our classrooms, and providing opportunities for our students in programs such the Partners in Leadership. Students have been able to make connections and gain education through real life experience and network with the Rotarians. Point West Rotary creates opportunities for our students and contributing to their future.”
Owner, FUEL Creative Group, www.fuelcreativegroup.com
“The Rotary Foundation is something special. They have the ability to put money and manpower into problems where Sacramento needs it most. I believe it is because the people at Point West Rotary truly love Sacramento. It is our home and they care deeply in our collective future. If you are looking to give, look to the Point West Rotary Club Foundation.”
The Heilman Scholarship
The Heilman Scholarship provided by Rotary Club of Point West – Sacramento (PWR) is a special scholarship in memory of Guy Heilman, who was a long time PWR member. Guy was the Club meetings “leader of songs”. These scholarships are possible due to a generous donation from Mr. Heilman’s family with a suggested designation of a music scholarship focus.
California Brewers Festival
One of our signature events since 1994, the annual California Brewers Festival has benefitted deserving local children’s charity organizations. This happening, which is becoming one of the signature beer festivals in the Sacramento area, saw over 3,500 people attend this year…