Pearl Fund Update

The Pearl Fund is the non-profit arm of Portland Pearl Rotary Club which funds the various projects and charities that are supported by the Club. Thus far in the 2016-2017 Rotary year PPRC has made the following contributions to the Pearl Fund:
• Brag for a Buck $2,094
• Golf Ball Drawing $1,730
• Puttin’ on the Pearl $23,600
• Cruise Raffle $8,580
• Wine Exchange $390

In addition, individual club members made direct contributions to the Pearl Fund totaling $4,301.

The funds raised have been used to support the projects supported by the International Committee:
• Scholarship for students through EduCongo $6,000
• Cyprus Friendship Project $3,500

The PF has also contributed to local projects and grants from the Community Service Committee:
• Transition Projects meals $1,909
• Growing Gardens $1,629
• White Shield $1,000
• Street Roots $2,500
• Dictionary Project $600
• New Avenues for Youth $1,000

The final area of support is with youth where the Pearl Fund supports our two Rotary Youth Exchange students and also pays for one student to attend RYLA.

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