Taking Philanthropy to next generation: Rotary Directed Funds
Jan 29, 2019
Beth Garrow, CFRE Rotary
Taking Philanthropy to next generation: Rotary Directed Funds

Beth is The Rotary Foundation’s Major Gift Officer for Zone 26. She joined TRF in June 2016 and brings 24 years of major gift experience to her role, having worked in K-12 and higher education as well as healthcare. Beth is delighted to be working again with Rotarians, having been an active member of both the Hawthorne, CA and Joliet, IL Rotary Clubs and is a current member of D5340’s Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club.

Her development career began when she moved to Illinois from Southern California in 1994, serving College of DuPage as Campaign and Major Gifts Officer, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science as Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, and Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center as Vice President of its foundation and volunteer services. Before joining TRF, Beth was the Philanthropic Partnerships Director for MIND Research Institute in Irvine, CA. Prior to 1994, her career included eight years in community redevelopment for the City of Hawthorne, California.

Beth is a Certified Fund Raising Executive who has a successful track record of helping donors realize their charitable goals. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. She enjoys volunteer service and currently serves on the Sociology Board of Visitors for UW Madison. Beth and her husband Tom have two children, a granddaughter, and a big dog, Jack. Beth supports Zone 26 out of her home base in Carlsbad, CA.