2018 $15K Give Away Applications Now Available!
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The $15,000 Give-Away Event was started in 2000 as an event to raise a $10,000 cash donation from the Rotary Foundation for a specific applicant organization, while fostering fellowship in the community.
The $15,000 Give-Away Event is a raffle in which 300 tickets are sold for $100 each prior to the event. The entered name on the ticket is included in the raffle drawing which includes nearly 30 opportunities to win prizes valued between $100 to more than $1,000 (totaling $5,000 in cash and merchandise), and culminates with a grand prize of $10,000 to the last ticket pulled from the drum (total of $15,000 Give-Away). One ticket admits 2 individuals to the raffle drawing on the designated night of the event to include dinner and beverages for the evening. In addition to the primary raffle, silent and dessert auctions are held simultaneously.
Required Criteria
To be considered as a recipient the following criteria are required:
  1. The recipient must be a qualified 501(c)(3) organization.
  2. The recipient organization is required to sell 40 (forty) raffle tickets.
Applicant Organization Selection Consideration
In addition to the Rotary 4-Way Test, consideration is given to:
  • Does the applicant provide a unique service not widely available in the community?
  • Does the applicant have an impact on an under-served portion of the population?
  • Is the applicant serving the local community?
  • Will the donation be used for a specific purpose for the applicant?
  • Does the applicant have a Board of Directors?
Application Process
Applications are available on the West Bend Sunrise Rotary website www.westbendsunriserotary.org or by calling one of the event co-chairs, Candy Sarauer at 262-689-9569 or Todd Vance at 414-688-3710. All applications are due January 12, 2018.


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