Jefferson County Rotarian/Realtor Donates to Polio Plus for Every Real Estate Transaction


Jefferson County Rotary Club’s two-time President and current Rotary Foundation Chair Meg Cummings is dedicated to her real estate profession and through it, the Rotary signature effort to eradicate Polio. For every real estate transaction she completes, she contributes $50 on behalf of the buyer and/or seller or both to The Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus program.

“If my calulations are correct—this year I have contributed $2,250. I started this in 2017 when I took over as Club President for my second time and I believe I’ve donated $9,900 since then just for the client gifts of appreciation. I do it anywhere from three to six times a year.” explained Cummings.

She wanted to vary from the usual realtor route of giving her clients a bottle of wine or a plant. Instead, she sends them a letter of appreciation and it will be followed up with Rotary International’s acknowledgment of the gift in their name.

Cummings concluded, “I want to give back to the world, and leave a legacy. I try and live my life motivated by Michael Josephson’s poem, “What Will Matter”. Giving significantly to Polio Plus is one of my ways to accomplish that and it benefits from Bill Gates’ two-or-three-to-one match toward the polio eradication effort.

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