The Dover Colonial Rotary Club, its president, board and membership recently agreed to increase its level of giving by 20 percent to narrow the financial gap of the nonprofit organizations it supports.

“The nonprofit organizations have been a hallmark of goodness, caring and volunteering in our state for decades,” said Dover Colonial Rotary Club President Mark Pugh. “As we are all aware, nonprofits, and more importantly those whom they serve, have suffered a 20 percent loss of revenue this year due to state budget shortfalls. Volunteer fire departments, Boys and Girls Clubs, Easter Seals, Modern Maturity Centers, Red Cross, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Heart Associations and so many more well deserving organizations are now faced with reduced budgets. These organizations were already operating on a shoestring to start with.”