Beth Garrow is a Rotarian and The Rotary Foundation’s Regional Major Gift Officer for Big West’s Zone 26. She joined TRF in June 2016 as a seasoned major gifts officer with a 25-year development career in K-12, higher education as well as healthcare. Beth joined The Rotary Club of Hawthorne, CA in 1989 and was an active member of the Rotary Club of Joliet, IL before joining District 5340’s Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club in 2016.
For 22 years, Beth worked in Illinois serving College of DuPage as Campaign and Major Gifts Officer, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science as Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center as Vice President of its foundation and volunteer services and Philanthropic Partnerships Director for MIND Research Institute in Irvine, CA. Prior to 1994, her career included eight years in community redevelopment for the City of Hawthorne, California.
A Certified Fund Raising Executive with a successful track record of helping donors realize their charitable goals, Beth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. In addition to her joy of working with Rotarians, District and Zone leaders, she plays pickle ball, body surfs and is Chair of the Sociology Board of Visitors for UW Madison. Beth and her husband Tom have two married children and two grandchildren.
Some pics from our November 5, 2021 hybrid meeting.