The worldwide effort to eradicate polio--in which Rotary is a huge partner--just got another financial boost. 



Indian philanthropist and businesswoman Rajashree Birla recently announced a gift of $1 million to Rotary to help eradicate polio. The gift brings her total contributions to the Rotary effort to more than $7.2 million. What’s more, her $1 million gift will be matched two-for-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, resulting in $3 million in new funding for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.