What is Rotary and who are some of the beneficiaries of this festival?

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million businesses, professionals and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are over 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races and creeds. As signified by the motto “Service Above Self”, Rotary’s main objective is service – in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world.

Each year, our Rotarian-led community service committee receives applications from various charities for funding. The monies are distributed to the charities that are most in need of our help. Listed below are just some of the charities that have benefited in recent years from both monetary support and personal involvement from the Flower Mound Rotary Club.

Thanks to the generous contributions from the Flower Mound Rotary, Youth and Family Counseling has been able to offer scholarships for families that otherwise could not afford therapy. With the Rotary’s help, Youth and Family Counseling provided over 80 sessions of counseling to low income residents in Denton County during 2015.

Eren Turner, M.A., LPC-S
Executive Director
Youth and Family Counseling
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
  • Bridges Outreach of Denton County
  • Camp Summit
  • Camp RYLA
  • CASA of Denton County
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County
  • Christian Community Action
  • Communities in Schools of North Texas
  • Flower Mound Children’s Theatre
  • Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre
  • Flower Mound Public Library
  • Friends of the Family
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hearts for Homes
  • Historical Park of Denton County
  • Lewisville ISD Education Foundation
  • Lewisville Lake Symphony
  • New Horizons Ranch for Children
  • PediPlace
  • Polio Plus
  • Rotarians For Fighting AIDS
  • Spirit Horse
  • Texas HOPE Literacy, Inc.
  • The Actors Conservatory Theatre
  • The Mound Foundation
  • Wheelchair Foundation
  • Youth and Family Counseling
  • YMCA

Since our first Rotary Fest, the Flower Mound Rotary Club has:

  • donated over $273,000 to local charities
  • given $40,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors
  • awarded $4500 to Marcus and Flower Mound High School students for our annual 4-Way speech contest
  • sponsored 36 high school students for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Camp for a total of over $30,000
  • given over $13,000 to support teachers from Flower Mound High School for the past 9 years to participate in RITE (a teacher exchange program with Mexico)
  • donated over $50,000 to various international projects
  • given over $10,000 to Rotary International's End Polio Campaign