17 August 2012
Thank you. So much is set into motion with your investment in the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution. Like you, I truly believe that peace is possible. Rotary International and our Rotary Foundation have a long history of bringing together people of various cultures and backgrounds to work toward a shared goal of creating healthier communities.
The best way to build peace is to train a new generation of peacemakers. Peace is not simply the absence of war; it is a shared system of ethics and values that protect the dignity of every precious life on our planet. Your gift has already made our world more peaceful, because through it you make a statement about the importance of each person in our world community. Your act of kindness will reverberate for years to come.
Wilfrid J. Wilkinson CM, FCA, CFE
Chairman, The Rotary Foundation Trustees