Our Community and Global Philanthropy is the lifeblood that enables us to facilitate meaningful changes, improve the lives of many, and make our community and world a better place in which to live. We are sincerely grateful for the generosity and support of so many which, together, have enabled us to serve the greater need of many lives. This has only been possible through your generous support, and we thank you!



What began as a dream in the late 1990’s has turned an empty field into a vibrant community park enjoyed by people of all ages. Through a continued effort by Perrysburg Rotarians and a partnership with the city of Perrysburg, our annual charity fundraisers have benefited the 501(c)(3) Perrysburg Rotary Community Foundation and allowed us to donate more than $800,000 to help Perrysburg Rotary Park grow and evolve into a vibrant recreational gathering place. Perrysburg Rotary Community Park now offers:

  • The Welch Family Pickleball Complex featuring eight pickleball courts
  • The Steve Hopkins Tennis Complex with five USTA regulation and lighted tennis courts
  • An all-inclusive playground through a partnership with Wood County Plays
  • A sheltered pavilion with full-access restrooms
  • Soccer fields
  • A walking/jogging track



  • Owens Community College $100,000 endowed scholarships
  • STRIVE program - Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education - Made possible through a collaborative effort between the Perrysburg Rotary Club and Penta Career Center
  • Perrysburg High School Therapy Dog
  • Purchased Perrysburg School District student transportation van
  • Established and contributed time to participate in the Day by Day, hands on reading tutor program
  • Contributed to the Prevention of Drugs & Alcohol program at Perrysburg Schools
  • Sponsor of the Annual Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest
  • Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio


  • Ft. Imagination – Woodlands Park – Significantly funded and assisted in the original playground construction
  • W.W. Knight Nature Preserve - purchased & installed entrance sign
  • Lead sponsor and organizer of the 2016 Perrysburg Bicentennial Parade
  • Funded two (2) “Welcome to Perrysburg” signs
  • Mercy Perrysburg Hospital - $50,000 Patient Assistance endowment
  • Ft. Meigs YMCA, major contributor
  • Contributed $10,000 to the save Fort Meigs State Park campaign
  • Contributed $10,000 to the formation of the Perrysburg Area Historic Museum and naming of a first floor room (Spafford House)
  • Funded creation of the Way Public Library quiet reading room
  • Supported the initial reconstruction of Fort Meigs
  • Supported the Miami & Erie Canal Boat reconstruction project
  • Supported the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Major donor that enabled the first Perrysburg/Maumee July 4th fireworks 


  • The Cocoon – Bowling Green, Ohio - support and shelter for victims of domestic violence
  • Baby U - Toledo, Ohio
  • Camp Courageous
  • Constructed and support PCU Food Bank (Perrysburg Christians United)
  • Sunshine Children’s Home
  • Mom’s Mobile Mission
  • Bittersweet Farm
  • Cherry Street Mission



In 2001, what began as a simple request for help from one of our Perrysburg Rotary Club members has turned into one of our club’s legacy projects. The Deborah House, a home for abused and orphaned young girls in Timisoara, Romania, was built with the financial support of the Perrysburg Rotary Community Foundation and Perrysburg Rotarians. In addition to helping fund the construction of the Deborah House, we have contributed funds to purchase a van, install a security system, build four greenhouses to help feed the girls and teach them vocational skills, and provide computers for the girls’ schoolwork. For more than 20 years, Perrysburg Rotarians have often taken time to travel to Romania and provide on-site help and support. In the process, we’ve helped to transform the lives of more than 100 young Romanian girls whose lives would have been much different without our club’s help.



Beyond the Deborah House, the Perrysburg Rotary Community Foundation has impacted people in other countries as well.

  • PolioPlus – Eradicate Polio globally, Rotary's 40-year initiative
  • MESA Program (Medical Equipment & Supplies Abroad) – instrumental to founding this 35-year initiative to procure and coordinate the delivery of medical equipment, supplies and emergency vehicles / fire trucks to third world countries
  • Swat Valley, Pakistan - Relief initiative to build a primary school for the children of Gato Sar
  • Hope for the Venezuelan Refugees in Cucuta, Colombia
  • Drilled 13 water wells in Vietnam
  • Provided bicycles for Guatemalan villages
  • Contributed funds to the Mensies Center, an orphanage for abused children in Belize
  • MissioLink International
  • Peace Project District 6600
  • Duke Cancer Research in Tanzania

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