Our History – Built on the Kindness of Others
Founded in 1988 through the generosity, vision and bequest of T.T. (Jack) Skov in his estate, the RGC Fund was chartered and incorporated as the Rotary Club of Guelph Charitable Foundation on April 22, 1988.
A Board of Directors, chaired by local businessman Don Bower, all of whom were members of the Rotary Club of Guelph and who served in a volunteer capacity, had its first meeting on July 4, 1989. From these beginnings, the RGC Fund began its life as an Agent of Change for good in Guelph and Wellington County.
Today, the Fund is still administered entirely by volunteers, all of whom are Past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Guelph. They raise money; consider requests for help; often become actively engaged in the projects that the fund supports; disburse funds and constantly review the giving landscape for opportunities to help.
As a result, the Fund’s operating costs are less than 1% of all funds raised, one of the lowest possible administration-to-gift ratios (legal and audit are our only costs). When you donate to the Fund, you know that your gift will go directly to help others with no middle-man costs to reduce their impact.
The operating name of the Fund- the RGC Fund – was created in 2017.