Paul Harris Recognition Awards


The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships.

The first Paul Harris Fellows included past RI Director Allison G. Brush, who served during the 1937-38 Rotary year, and longtime RI Treasurer Rufus F. Chapin, both for donations made in 1946. Mrs. Adan Vargas was the first woman to receive the recognition, for a gift made in 1953. Mrs. Harry L. Jones was the second, and one of only five people recognized for contributions actually made in that inaugural year.

The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the 1 million mark in 2006, including the following from the Kenmore Rotary Club.

James S Austin
Michael Austin
Vernon Bigler +
Donald V. Brown
Robert T. Brunton +
Robert T. Brunton, Jr.
Fay M Bulter +
Paul Chisholm
Donald H. Cloudsley +
Leila J Cole
Edward Daigler +
Vincent A Daigler +
Joseph A. DePeters
Donna DiFrancesco
Gordon H. Elwell +
Warren E Emblidge +
Norman J Foit +
Jay William Geasling
Richard L. Glor +
Harry E. Goss
Joseph Greco
Patrick Griffin
Barbara J. Henry
Edgar L. Hoffman
W. James Huggins, Jr. +
Alison Hyde
Alison Hyde
George A Jackman +
Elsie Jepson
Sister Joel
August V. Cosentino
Richard C. Graham
John E Helfrich
Eric P Keller
Henry R Keller
Robert A. Werner +
H Eugene Johnson +
William W Kimmins +
Theodore A. Krehbiel +
Laurel Kudla
Don Kunzelman
Helen G Lapp
Joel K Lee
Francis G. Leonard +
Ronald M. Levea
Thomas R. Lippard, III
James C. Logan
Jeffrey D. Markarian
John Markarian +
Jack G. Martinke
James N. McLean +
Jerome D Mertes +
Audrey J Meyers
C. Sherwood Miller +
Van Miller
Mark P. Mondanaro
Roger D. Moore
Arne C Mortensen +
Alexandra B. Norton
Betty H Norton
F Paul Norton +
David P O'Brien +
Elizabeth O'Donnell
Joseph F. Panepento +
R. Charles Patterson
Robert C. Patterson +
Herbert Knight +
E D Tucker +
William D. Brucker
Shelly Schratz
Thomas | Rankin +
Francis J. Redding +
Joseph Rennie +
Trevor W Rogers +
Bruce Ruark
Shirley Rubenstein
Stuart Schnettler
Shelly Schratz
Gust D Servis
John D. Shull +
Natalie R Shull
Raymond E. Sinclair +
Joseph W. Sleap +
Dorothy Sowers
Joseph P. Starck +
Gary Stuff
James M. Sutherland +
Gordon H Tresch
Duane H Tucker +
Helen Urban
Lawrence M. Ward +
Fred R. Weber
Robert L. Wheeler
Harold L. White +
Steven M. Witter +
Vonnie Witter
Charles Wolff
Rose Yoder
La Verne H Brucker
Donald A. Coon, Jr. +
Lawrence A. Coon
Gerald E. Kelly
Keith F. McBride +
Gerald E. Kelly
Jerome D Mertes +