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GEORGE HOYLE ¢ 1910 - 2004


George Hoyle came to Mill Valley in 1937 to begin a career as a pharmacist. He was a beloved fixture at the Rotary Club of Mill Valley from the day he joined the club in 1958 until his death at the age of 93 in 2004.

He served as the club’s treasurer for many years, and when the Mill Valley Service Fund, Inc. was established in 1993, the club honored him by establishing the

George Hoyle Fellowship as a way for members, their families and friends, and others to support the Fund financially.


Patterned after Rotary International’s Foundation and the Paul Harris Fellows that support it, anyone can become a George Hoyle Fellow by contributing a total

of $1,000 to the Mill Valley Rotary Service Fund.



The Mill Valley Rotary Service Fund, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit benefit corporation established to engage in charitable activities. The Service Fund is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, including the current club Treasurer and President.

George Hoyle generously bequeathed a major sum of money to the Fund at the time of his death, prompting the Service Fund Board to seek professional help in managing these increased assets.


In 2006 the Service Fund Board established The Mill Valley Rotary Endowment Fund at the Marin Community Foundation. Today the MCF invests the major portions of money taken in by the Endowment Fund, under the supervision of the Service Fund Board of Trustees. Each year, at the direction of the Mill Valley Rotary Board of Directors, distributions are made to deserving persons and/or organizations.



Contribute $1,000 and become a George Hoyle Fellow. You can contribute lesser amounts on a regular basis until you reach your $1,000 goal (Sustaining George Hoyle Fellowships). Take advantage of Matching Funds when they are made available by the Service Fund Board.


After obtaining your Fellowship, consider honoring others—family, colleagues, etc.— by establishing a George Hoyle Fellowship in their name.


DON’T FORGET PLANNED GIVING Consider adding a Codicil to your Will

that will direct $1,000 or more to the Endowment Fund upon your death. This is easy to do, and can be arranged at no charge through the Service Fund Board.