Future Leaders of Irving just received some funding from the Irving-Las Colinas Rotary Club. At a recent Rotary meeting, club members Don Jensen and Doug Foxpresented $4,000 to Jill Martinez on behalf of Al Zapanta, a founder of Future Leaders. Started as a youth version of the chamber’s Leadership Irving program,Future Leaders of Irving aims to inspire high school seniors to become civic and business leaders. The students receive up-close exposure to government officials, nonprofit leaders and business executives. Students from all four Irving ISD high schools, Ranchview High and Cardwell Career Preparatory Center are eligible to participate. School counselors make the recommendations. Classes meet for a full day six times during the school year and end with a graduation ceremony. The program is funded by Verizon, KPMG and the Irving-Las Colinas Rotary Clubthrough the U.S.-Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation, a sister organization of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber. Also at the Rotary meeting, a Paul Harris Fellowship Award was given to Clint Howard. Howard, who attended with wife Kathy Howard, also was celebrating his birthday. The club meets at noon Thursdays at Las Colinas Country Club.