The Elks National Foundation, established in 1928, helps Elks build stronger communities through programs that support youth, serve veterans, and meet needs in areas where Elks live and work.
Visit www.elks.org/enf to learn more.
Elks National Foundation Donor Services team processes all of the donations
generousElks send in every day. We scan the checks, look up Lodge numbers and
ENF Donor IDs, and enter all of the information into our system, crediting
members and Lodges. I personally process Fidelity Club donations, which is my
favorite way to support the ENF. The
Fidelity Club is our automatic monthly giving program, and it makes supporting the
Foundation super easy. It also helps keep our costs low because less staff time
is spent processing the donations. Members set up an automatic credit card
charge or direct debit from their checking account. Others can join by
participating in their company’s payroll-deduction program. That’s how I
participate, and I’m a Century member in the Club. You can find out more about
the Fidelity Club and special recognition on our website. It has a really great pin!
minimum donation amount is only $5 per month, which also makes…
One of the many things I love about families is that they are always there to support one another. When Ireceived my Most Valuable Student scholarship sponsored by the Santa Ana, Calif., Lodge No. 794, I was able to experience the camaraderie and generosity of the Elks first-hand. From their welcoming hugs to our humorous conversations at the dinner table, the Elks showed me that they wanted to provide much more than financial support. Though it was only our first time meeting, the Elks demonstrated that they were truly invested in my life. Being at the Lodge made me feel like I was part of something bigger, but I had no idea at the time how involved the Elks would become in my life.
Serving on the Winter Elks Scholar Service Trip in Oakland, Calif., alongside 18 other Elks scholars made me realize that my Elks family was not limited to my local Lodge. The lasting relationships we built in one week are stronger than I ever could have …