The Catalina Rotary Club continuously raises funds to meet local community needs in three focus areas: Veterans, Youth, and Healthcare. In addition, Club members also volunteer in many Community projects, such as the Community Food Bank, Road Clean-up and Make Way for Books.
Most projects are driven by membership input. The best opportunities to serve are initially discovered by our own members as we see needs in our Tucson community and beyond.
The Club’s major fundraiser is selling beer at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, the Tucson Rodeo. This activity permits the Club to provide grants of $20K to $30K each year to a variety of agencies and projects with the intent that positive change will occur.
Projects funded this year:
Establishment of an Endowed Scholarship with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson
- We are proud to announce the establishment of the Catalina Rotary Club “Youth of the Year” Endowed Scholarship for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson. This scholarship will be given each year and provide a deserving student identified by the staff of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson $1,000 to help with their educational pursuits after high school.
- To provide lifesaving swim skills to children (5-12 years old) in undeserved, low-income areas of Tucson.
Old Pueblo Community Services: $5,000
- To support the Community Home Fund which provides financial assistance to homeless persons to address some of the barriers they encounter in transitioning into homes.
Gabriel’s Angels: $3,000
- To provide pet therapy for at risk youth in Pima County.
Tucson Mariachi Institute (La Frontera Arizona, Inc.): $5,000
- To provide two college scholarships for senior Ballet and Folklorico students.
Youth on Their Own (YOTO): $3,000
- To purchase a new student I.D. System.
Interact Club (Tucson High School): $2,000
- Funding to assist with their projects for the year.
Boy and Girls Clubs of Tucson: $2,000
- To provide partial funding for the SMART moves program at the Frank & Edith Morton Clubhouse at 3155 E. Grant Road.