The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 
When a Rotarian gives $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant, he/she receives a pin and certificate that recognizes him/her as a Paul Harris Fellow. A Rotarian may also recognize someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow by giving that amount in their name. Generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. We recognize donors to express our gratitude for their commitment.
During our noon meeting on November 10, 2016, Rotarian Angela Attal (below left) was recognized by Ellison Crider, District 5930's Foundation Char and Terri Whitman, Rockport's Foundation Chair with her Paul Harris Fellow pin and certificate. Terri and Ellison also recognized Mary Channell (below center), wife of Rotarian Jerry Channell, with her Paul Harris +3 pin. We thank Angela and Mary & Jerry for their donations to The Rotary Foundation.
Every Rotarian should strive to be a Paul Harris Fellow because for each PHF named, we know that $1000 has been given to The Rotary Foundation. Similarly, for each sapphire or ruby added to a Rotarian’s PHF pin, an additional $1000 has been given to The Rotary Foundation. We should celebrate each of these milestones (and gem stones) for what they represent. That is, a gift to The Rotary Foundation and an opportunity to do even more good in the world through the Foundation.