Organizations and residents in New England benefited from $1,188,535.22 in fraternal contributions from Modern Woodmen of America, its members and local community partnerships in 2018, according to recently released year-end results from the fraternal financial services organization.
These dollars support social, educational, volunteer and fundraising activities in the region.
The contribution includes $863,428.00 raised by local Modern Woodmen chapters and youth service clubs partnering with community groups. For qualifying events, Modern Woodmen’s home office matched up to $2,500 annually for each chapter and $500 for each youth club.“Giving back is in Modern Woodmen’s DNA,” says Timothy Graham, Windham, Maine, Modern Woodmen managing Partner. “As members of a fraternal organization, we help each other – and our community.”
Modern Woodmen members in the area are part of:
4 Summit chapters (for members age 55 and over).
17 youth service clubs.
These members plan and participate in projects that support community needs. In 2018, local Modern Woodmen members spent a total of 14,749 hours volunteering in New England.
Additionally, Modern Woodmen’s financial representatives in New England donated $2,743.63 worth of free youth educational programs to local schools and youth organizations, educating 4,802 children about topics like financial literacy, nutrition, ecology and public speaking.
About Modern Woodmen:
Modern Woodmen was founded in 1883 as a fraternal benefit society. The organization supports members, families and communities with a unique blend of financial services, fraternal benefits and local-impact opportunities. In 2018, Modern Woodmen and its members provided $19.9 million and 470,000 volunteer hours to support fraternal activities and programs. Learn more at www.modernwoodmen.org.
For more information, contact:
Timothy Graham, Managing Partner, 207-892-0302 Timothy.K.Graham@mwarep.org
Michelle Opsahl, Corporate Communications, 309-793-5660, Michelle.Opsahl@modern-woodmen.org