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By Kate Keating Edsey, Development Manager 

Elks National Foundation
 
Do only donations given at the Lodge count toward my personal giving total and my Lodge’s per-member-giving total? What if I give a monthly gift through the Elks National Foundation Fidelity Club? How about if I mail a check in response to an appeal? Online gifts? Tribute donations?

I hear these questions all the time. When it comes to donating to the ENF, the answer is simple: no matter how you give, your donation will be credited to your personal giving totals and will be counted toward your Lodge’s per-member-giving total. 


Just use an ENF DonorCard to provide the pertinent donor details—full name, contact information, Lodge and member number, and ENF Donor ID* if possible—and we’ll take care of the rest!

Now that you know how simple the process is, think of all the ways you can give to ENF! Visit the Support ENF page on the ENF website to learn more about giving (and receiving credit). 


Kate (L) and Olivia (R)
*What’s an ENF Donor ID number? The ENF manages donor records through a sophisticated fundraising database, which assigns each donor a unique 10-digit identification number. This number stays with a donor, regardless of Lodge or address changes. You can locate your ENF Donor ID number on acknowledgment and recognition correspondence, or on your personal giving history

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