The International Skiing Fellowship of Rotarians (ISFR) was founded in the early 1970s as a social fellowship of Rotary International. Each year ISFR members travel to a different ski resort in North America for a week of skiing, fun and fellowship, and to create awareness of Rotary International.
In the mid-1990s, the Davis Boyd Memorial Foundation, a 501c(3), was established (in memory of Davis Boyd, one of the co-founders of ISFR) to further expand the reach of the ISFR. The focus of the Foundation is to raise funds for adaptive ski programs. During the ski week, various fundraisers (Peak-to-Valley Challenges with sponsor support and member-sponsored auctions to name just two) are held to raise money, a portion of which is donated to the local adaptive ski program.
The balance of the funds is held in a growth account, the purpose of which is to provide funds to train “trainers” at adaptive ski schools, facilitate the purchase adaptive ski equipment for targeted programs around the world, and raise awareness of the benefits of adaptive skiing to challenged athletes.
For additional information about the Foundation, contact the Chairman, Jim Tomlin, by clicking