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(E)veryone (N)eeds (F)ree Swag!

by Ashley Hart
Donor Services Coordinator
Looking for some ENF swag? Find us at the ENF booth at the 2019 Elks National Convention in St. Louis, and get a free ENF canvas tote bag when you sign up for the ENF Fidelity Club!
The ENF Fidelity Club is our monthly giving program that recognizes donors who give automatic, regularly scheduled donations each month through their credit card or checking account. This safe, easy, and reliable method of giving offers special membership benefits and recognition pieces. Check out the details at enf.elks.org/FidelityClub.
Do you have a favorite ENF program you like to support? Help us spend more time and resources on our Scholarship, Hoop Shoot, Drug Awareness, Veterans, and Community Investments programs by starting a monthly contribution to the ENF. When you help the ENF save on administration costs, we can better help Elks build stronger communities.

Can’t wait until Convention? Signup for a monthly gift today, and we’ll send you an ENF Fidelity C…

The ENF in D.C.

by Taylor Odisho
Communications Coordinator
Oh, the places you’ll go when you work at the Elks National Foundation! Most recently, I took my first trip to our nation’s capital to work on a documentary that will hopefully lead many to “Be the Spark.”
We’ve been working on a series of features about veterans who received emergency assistance through the Elks. Since July 2015, the ENF has contributed $4 million to help end veteran homelessness. The money funds the Elks National Veterans Service Commission's Welcome Home initiative, which includes the Emergency Assistance Fund that helped support Nicole. She was brave enough to share her story with us again on camera to help other veterans like her. 
The first day of shooting meant my first time visiting an Elks Lodge! Prince George’s County, Maryland, Lodge No. 1778 graciously opened its doors for us to film interviews with two Elks who are very involved and passionate about the Emergency Assistance Fund and Welcome Home project: Carl …

All in the #ElksFamily

by Lisa Hartman
Scholarships Programs Coordinator In these past few weeks, 800 envelopes crossed my desk bound for our 800 new Elks scholars—the class of 2019! All hands were on deck as the ENF staff helped me stuff folders, print letters, and wrangle label makers to send out information to our eager scholarship recipients. 

As I look back on my 10 months working with the Elks, I am incredibly grateful to the staff and volunteers that make our charitable endeavors possible. From scoring applications to stuffing envelopes, every bit of energy invested in the Elks scholarship programs counts, especially to the 800 scholars that are now a part of the #ElksFamily.
And boy do we have an impressive group of Elks scholars! The members of the class of 2019 come with different backgrounds, talents, and passions, from communications to engineering. What unifies these scholars is their commitment to scholarship and, most importantly, their eagerness to give back to their communities. Take it from tw…