Community Service

We support the community through direct service projects (food drives, clean sweeps, and more!) as well as by raising and granting funds.

Sunrise Rotary Club supports the community through direct service projects (food drives, clean sweeps, and more!) as well as by raising and granting funds. Check out some of our recurring projects, past projects and learn more about our three fundraising events that provide thousands of dollars to support youth and families right here in our community! We also support Internationally! Click HERE to learn more. 

Clean Sweep of the Ron Buonoro Garden at St. Patrick's Residence 

St. Patrick’s Residence, located at 1400 Brookdale Rd. in Naperville is a nursing home and rehabilitation facility for the elderly located in a quiet, residential neighborhood in Naperville, Illinois. For over 40 years, the Sisters, their staff and volunteers have lovingly cared for individuals in the autumn of their years.

Each year, the Naperville Sunrise Rotary Club assists in the maintenance of their south patio to enhance the outdoor space for resident's, guests, and staff, in memory of Sunrise Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow Ron Buonauro, who passed away in 2008.  Ron was dedicated to the Carmelite Sisters at St. Patrick's Residence and spent many hours visiting with the aged and infirmed at St. Pat's. 

The inaugural grant for this project was made possible through a partnership between The Rotary Club of Naperville-Sunrise, The Rotary Club of Naperville-Downtown (444 Club), the Buonauro Foundation, and Rotary District 6450.

Holiday Gift Giving Program

Each year, the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise, in cooperation with the Naperville School District, collects names of children who are in need of some holiday spirit. Rotarians purchase gifts for dozens of children and wrap them in time for the holidays.

Rotary members have been very generous over the years providing an average of 100 gift packages each year representing over $4,500 in funds.  Each year, Naperville Sunrise Rotarians join this effort by personally purchasing gifts for children in need in Naperville School District 203.

Any Rotary members interested in supporting this program, either with direct funds or through sponsorship, please contact the current committee chair. 

Events Hosted by Sunrise Rotary

Raising $50,000+ annually to support youth and family and other Sunrise initiatives

Visit the club to learn about all of the ways we are involved in the community and how you can join! 

Email the Club President at to set up a time to visit and learn more. Check out our Leadership Page to see the names and roles of the current leadership team.