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To support the larger community's fundraising efforts for charity, 

education, community, and public improvements that benefits all


A community that enhances the quality of life for all.

Recent Projects

Rotary Club Bus Shelter Project

The Rotary Club of Lake Placid has been working on the bus shelter project since 2018. Now in 2021, the Club has secured an agreement from the Town of North Elba and the Village of Lake Placid to assume ownership of three shelters. The fundraising goal is $30,000. Once completed the project will improve the experience for public transportation riders, and increase public transportation usage for visitors and residents alike.

Click here to donate to the Bus Shelter Project

The Tina Leonard Award

Tina M. Wilson Leonard, 63, of Lake Placid, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Sept. 26, 2021.

Tina was a Lake Placid native who personified kindness, hard work, and community activism. Although her life was too short, it was filled with purpose and meaning daily.

Although Tina Leonard may have passed away, her spirit will remain with each person that ever had the pleasure of knowing her.

Your support of The Tina Leonard Award keeps Tina's legacy and spirit alive as it will recognize young persons in our community who are overcoming obstacles and achieving success. The Rotary Club of Lake Placid, the Lake Placid Central School District and, of course, Tina's family, plans to make this award annually. Even though Tina lost her sight in her later years, her perseverance to not let this stop her from becoming a successful real estate broker. The recipients of The Tina Leonard Award will have that same determination and we hope this award will help them achieve their goals.

Click here to donate to The Tina Leonard Award Project

Lake Placid Community Ski Program

The goal of this project is to provide youth scholarships to Lake Placid Elementary students interested to participate in a 10-week "learn to ski" program at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg ORDA venue. The students will work with trained ski instructors, following directions and working as a team. The benefits of the program include stress reduction, improved balance and coordination, and concentration.

Click here to donate to the Lake Placid Community Ski Program

Roll-a-Hippo Project

This simple innovation will transform the way women engage with the ‘last mile’ of water collection, and return to them the time to pursue more empowering personal, social, educational, and economic opportunities.
The innovative design of the hippo water roller allows an arduous chore to be done easier, faster, and more efficiently.
This simple shift in activity will transform the lives of millions of women and children and return to them the hours they now spend on walking, waiting, and transporting their household water.
Help roll out the first 10,000.

Click here to donate to the Hippo Roller Project

Woods Program

The goal of this project is to provide every high school student in the participating public schools the opportunity to spend one week in the wilderness as part of their education.

Click here to donate to the Woods Program

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Executive Board Members

Chandler Ralph


Susan Friedmann

Vice President

Martha Spear


Lee Lamparski


Board Directors

Mary Liz Alexander
Carolyn Bordonaro
Tracey Coolidge
Bridget McKillip 
Heather Perkins
Harris Semegram
Kathleen “Kate” Thompson


Lake Placid New York Rotary Foundation 


P.O. Box  854

Lake Placid, NY 12946-0854