Men and women now or formerly on stipend are called Roothbert Fellows. In their first year on grant, new Fellows must attend a weekend meeting at Pendle Hill, a Quaker study center in a wooded setting outside of Philadelphia (dates in June and September to be announced each year). This event is an informal retreat, typically led by a former grant recipient, on a theme that permits Fellows to explore and discuss an important issue while getting to know one another better. Fellows are encouraged to attend Pendle Hill gatherings whenever possible, as well as informal get-togethers that are held occasionally in New York and other cities.
Fellows who have completed their studies are eligible to apply to the Roothbert Fund for seed funding for service projects.