President's Message - Bruce Nicotero

I am honored to be asked to serve as 2018-2019 President of the Board for the Visalia Rotary Community Foundation.  Our Foundation Board is made up of many dedicated Rotarians most of whom are Past Presidents representing the five Rotary Clubs in Visalia.

 This Foundation was formed in 1992 as a joint effort to raise funds to return to our community through grants and scholarships.  Due to the generosity of our members and others in this great community we have been able to distribute nearly $1.4 million since our beginning 26 years ago.

 In 2018 7 local non-profit organizations will be receiving from VRCF a total sum of $100,000.  This funding will help with “brick and mortar” projects enhancing their ability to provide valuable services to those in need in our Community.

 Additionally there are many scholarship opportunities for students in Visalia to apply for that will supplement their education and provide them some financial relief as they work to become our future leaders.   Our Scholarship Committee reviews all applications and conducts face-to-face interviews in the process and awards the top candidates each year.

There are many different ways you may be able to join us in our endeavor of giving back to our community.  I encourage you to look at the “How we are funded” tab on this web site to see the various methods of giving to our foundation. 

Thank you for your consideration and support for our community and for the Rotary Clubs of Visalia.


Bruce Nicotero

President VRCF