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Leave A Lasting Legacy

Julia Knight smiling

Julia Knight ensured that her Rotary legacy would live on by creating a gift in her estate plan.

Julia Knight (Rotary Club of Churchland-Portsmouth, VA) is fondly remembered in District 7600 for her energy and her dedication to helping others through Rotary. Julia was the first female president of her club and served as Assistant Governor of District 7600. She created a district-wide project called Med-Link, which collected donations of medical equipment and supplies and shipped them to clinics in poor and developing countries. In gratitude, a village in Honduras named a medical clinic in her honor. Rotary International recognized Julia's exemplary commitment with a "Service Above Self" award just months before she passed away in 2003.

During her lifetime, Julia was a generous supporter of The Rotary Foundation. She ensured that her generosity would still be felt today. Through her estate plan, Julia made a gift to establish the Julia Payne Knight Endowed Fund. Each year, a portion of the endowment's earnings support Foundation grants, and a portion is returned to her district as District Designated Funds in Julia's name. To her many friends these annual distributions are a happy reminder of a life well-lived and an ongoing tribute to Julia's spirit.

Discover how you can help ensure your support to The Rotary Foundation lasts forever with an endowed gift.