About the Hudson Rotary Foundation


The Hudson Rotary Foundation is the arm of our club that facilitates charitable and community works that have characterized this Rotary organization for decades. The key to our success is, obviously, our people and the adherence to our goals and vision:

  • To provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in the community of Hudson.
  • To support and contribute to the success of activities to which Hudson Rotarians commit.
  • To fund scholarships for deserving high school students.
  • To ensure that charitable beneficiaries selected and approved by the Hudson Rotary Club are deemed eligible beneficiaries under the Foundation’s Charter, Bylaws, and IRS regulations.
  • To educate and inform Hudson Rotarians about the activities of the Hudson Rotary Foundation on an ongoing basis.
  • To adhere to the highest standards of integrity and accountability in the management of these funds.

Through our scholarship program, Hudson Rotarians provide the manpower to carefully interview and select deserving students from the area to receive scholarships. The Hudson Rotary Foundation has and will continue to provide the financing necessary to grant these scholarships to many local students as they work through college and vocation programs.

Hudson Rotary is also the primary sponsor of the Hudson High school program Uncharted Waters- what every senior needs to know. This program is held annually in the spring to prepare seniors for their next year in college. 

The foundation has also supported organizations that provide a service to our community, such as Hattie Larlham, Hudson Special Olympics and EMS. It sponsored the Hudson Bicentennial Commission and provided funding for the preservation of the historic Case-Barlow Farm. The foundation has supported Hudson’s local community television, our local Boy Scout troop, Hudson Schools and provides scholarships to Hudson High School students. A major beneficiary in recent years has been the “Gift of Life” program, sponsored by Rotary International, wherein our club provides support along with the Akron Children's Hospital to a program that provides heart surgery for underprivileged children in Haiti. 

We are very grateful to have the support of our donors as we continue to build our permanent endowment fund. The Rotary Club of Hudson is encouraged to promote estate endowment and IRA distribution gifts to the Foundation both within the club and within the Hudson community at large.

The Rotary Club of Hudson is encouraged to promote estate endowment and IRA distribution gifts to the Foundation both within the club and within the Hudson community at large.

The Hudson Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and the Tax ID is 34-1856507

Rotary Club of Hudson Foundation News


Hudson Rotary Foundation Treasurer Doug McDowell reports that for the most recent fiscal year (2018), the following Foundation grants and scholarships were among those issued:


Hudson Cable TV - $1,200
Music from Western Reserve - $500
HHS Extracurricular Clubs - $1,000
Gift of Life NE Ohio - $5,000
Uncharted Waters - $7,000
Hudson EMS Outreach - $3,000
Boy Scout Troop #321 - $2,000
Boy Scout Camp Manatoc - $1,250
Misc. Requests - $4,800
Hudson Job Search - $1,000
Boy Scouts Camp Manatoc - $1,000
HHS Service Learning - $1,000
HHS scholarships - $15,000



Grant Application Link
E-mail completed application to: Lynn Czup


President: Joe Avella
Vice President: Matt LaFountain
Secretary: Lynn Czup
Treasurer: Doug McDowell


Class of 2019
Dan Williams
Matt LaFountain
Rich Warfield
Class of 2020
Lynn Czup
Doug McDowell
George Snider
Class of 2021
Richard Nebiolo
Phil Warburton
John Hopkins
Open-  Club Board Representative
Kathryn Sines- Past President


Chair: Richard Nebiolo
Dan Williams- Club board rep
Phil Warburton
John Hopkins
Joe Avella


Chair: George Snider
Matt LaFountain
Rich Warfield
Kathryn Sines (club board rep)


Chair: Phil Warburton
Rich Warfield
Joe Avella