Folsom Rotary Foundation

The Folsom Rotary Foundation is excited to announce: 

An Evening with Brian Shul: SR-71 SPY PILOT, Flying the World’s Fastest Jet
A Benefit for The Wounded Warriors Project and the Folsom Rotary Foundation
November 27, 2021, 7:30pm
Harris Center, Folsom, CA

Hear an astounding story of triumph over tragedy.  

Severely burned in a fiery crash in the jungles of Vietnam, Brian Shul was told he would never fly again. Enduring the pain of fifteen major surgeries and a year in military hospitals, he fought his way back into the skies to become a TOPGUN Flight Instructor. His amazing determination led to his selection as a spy pilot for the Top Secret SR-71, the fastest, highest flying jet in the world. Now a highly acclaimed author, photographer and motivational speaker, Brian’s remarkable story of faith-based fearlessness has inspired millions with its universal appeal.

Coupled with a stunning multimedia presentation, this is the one show every group labels as “The Best We’ve Ever Seen."

This program is a fundraiser for The Wounded Warrior Project to bring independence back to our nation’s most severely wounded veterans, as well as the Folsom Rotary Foundation to support humanitarian projects for the City of Folsom, and around the world. Exciting raffles of framed, signed poster of Brian and the SR-71 as well as Brian Shul's book 'Sled Driver' will be available at the event.

A Special Thanks to our event sponsors below:



Folsom Rotary Foundation Organization structure:

The Folsom Rotary Foundation is a charitable, 501(c)(3) non-profit entity created for the specific primary purpose of receiving gifts, bequests from individuals, companies, and qualifying fund raisers to make a lasting difference in the Folsom Community. These funds allow growth in a permanent endowment fund as well as a Community Services fund from which distributions are made to and for the local charitable, health, and educational groups within the greater Folsom community. The Foundation invests contributions and uses the earnings yearly for grants to charities directly as well as projects of the Rotary Club of Folsom which can make a lasting difference in Folsom for Health, Education and Community. Tax ID #94-3181710.

Administration of the Folsom Rotary Foundation:

The Foundation is administratively established with an elected Board of Trustees, who are nominated and elected by members of the Rotary Club of Folsom and serve for a three year term. Approximately 1/3 of the Trustees are elected each year so that in any one year 2/3's can remain in office. The Foundation Board of Directors meets quarterly, and are governed as a charitable 501 (c)(3) non-profit entity with duly stated Articles of Incorporation.

The Foundation Board of Trustees:

Officers and other Trustees

President - Paul Bonaventure
Vice President - Ramesh Dontha
Chief Financial Officer - Garry Parlier
Secretary - Rosario Rodriquez
President of The Rotary Club of Folsom - Steve Brozosky
Rich Pepin

Toby Magarian
Jerry Avila
Rich Rider

Major projects directly supporting Folsom Rotary Foundation

Folsom Blues Breakout
Folsom Fest Parking at the annual 4th of July Rodeo event
Folsom Rotary Annes - Crab Feed at St. Johns Church
Fourth of July Fireworks booth - various locations within Folsom
Wine and Dine Gala - Kipp Community Center