The Charitable Projects Lane
Rotary's Community Service Lane (aka Charitable Lane) is one of the key lanes of service in Rotary. Rotary International is renowned not only for its global services, but for working at the community level. The Rotary Club of Lexington Park honors that tradition.
The Charity Research Committee is the arm of the Club that reviews applications submitted by local charitable organizations who apply for grants and donations from our Foundation. For calendar year 2022, the Charity Research Committee is tasked with focusing on three areas of need in St. Mary's County:
- Youth Mental Health
- Homelessness & Home Insecurity
- Nutritional Insecurity
During the fiscal year that runs from 1-January to 31-December, grants and donations will be awarded to qualified local organizations whos needs align with these priorities.
To learn more, please refer to the following documents:
- Information about Applying for Donations and Grants
- Application for Donations
- Application for Grants
The Lexington Park Rotary Foundation (LPRF) is the charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Lexington Park. Established as a Maryland corporation and ruled by IRS as a 501(c)(3) in 1982, the LPRF has achieved amongst the highest ratings by Guidestar Charity Navigator.
The Foundation Lane Director sustains the charitable standing of the Rotary Foundation of Lexington Park both by maintaining the non–profit status of the Foundation Fund and ensuring that the Club meets the requirements set forth by Rotary International with regards to Club training and project grants. The Internationally related duties: (a) ensuring the Club is current in optional and required training, (b) awareness of International, District 7620 and global grant opportunities, (c) liaison with District 7620, and (d) providing to the Club information larger activities such as Polio Plus, Paul Harris Awards and District and local conventions. Funds for the Club’s charitable/service operations are managed by the Foundation. The director, as a member of the RCLP Board of Directors, is responsible for providing a yearly recommended budget to the Club’s Board of Directors for their charitable, community service, and fund-raising activities.
2023: Tricia Powell, Michael Guy
2022: Mary Ann Murray, George Hurlburt
2021: Mary Ann Murray, George Hurlburt
2020: George Hurlburt, Mary Ann Murray