Paul Harris Fellow Award
The Paul Harris Fellow Award is a recognition program of Rotary International, named after its founder, Paul Harris. The award was established in 1957 to show appreciation for individuals who have contributed, or who have had contributions made in their name, to the Rotary Foundation.
Rotary Clubs can nominate individuals for the award by making a donation of $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation in their name. Individuals can also be nominated by Rotary Clubs or other organizations that have made a significant contribution to the Foundation. The funds donated go towards Rotary Foundation projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, and help to grow local economies.
Recipients of the Paul Harris Fellow Award receive a certificate, a pin, and a medallion to recognize their contribution to the Foundation. They also become part of a distinguished group of individuals who have made significant contributions to Rotary's mission of service. It is one of the most prestigious awards in Rotary. Notables such as Mother Teresa, Luciano Pavarotti, and Pope John Paul II have all accepted Paul Harris Fellow Awards.