There are many ways to raise funds for a charity. We can ask for cash outright, we can raffle off prizes, we can attend bingos or other events that raise dollars. This fresh event largely meant no monies were asked for – today. But it committed the donor in a different way. In our case Rotarians committed four and a half million dollars to the Rotary Foundation – in writing. As Rotarians we all understand the importance of the Rotary Foundation. We all know we should support it. Most of us do. This unique approach tapped a new source of monies in a relatively painless way.