Fleet Solutions International president Robin Capehart formerly served as president of West Liberty University for eight years. During his time at West Liberty, he was responsible for expanding the school’s enrollment and increasing student retention. Involved in his local community, Robin Capehart participates in his area Rotary Club, which operates under the broader umbrella of Rotary International.
Only three countries in the world –Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan — still experience polio on a pandemic level. Thanks to the work of Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, however, the potential to completely eradicate the disease is closer than ever. The Gates Foundation recently announced it will partner with Rotary in a fundraising match that could see as much as $450 million to help end the disease in these countries.
Through the agreement, Rotary will commit itself to fundraising at least $50 million for polio efforts over the next three years, with the Gates Foundation offering a double match for every dollar raised. With the money, Rotary will be able to implement immunization and observation programs that have the potential to severely curb, if not outright end, the disease.