Organizations and residents in Northeastern Wisconsin benefited from $145,059.11 in fraternal contributions from Modern Woodmen of America and its local community partnerships in 2017, 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 $118,417.25 raised through Modern Woodmen’s Matching Fund Program, in which local Modern Woodmen chapters and youth service clubs partner with community groups for fundraising events. Modern Woodmen’s home office matched up to $2,500 annually for each chapter and $500 for each youth club.
“This is our community, and these are our people,” says Richard D. Parks, Appleton, Wisconsin, Modern Woodmen regional director. “When our members come together, we can make a great impact.”
Modern Woodmen members in the area are part of:
- 14 chapters.
- 1 Summit chapter (for members age 55 and over).
These members plan and participate in projects that support community needs. In 2017, local Modern Woodmen members spent a total of 2,103 hours volunteering in Northeastern Wisconsin.
Additionally, Modern Woodmen’s financial representatives in Northeastern Wisconsindonated 3 free youth educational programs to local schools and youth organizations, educating 81 children about financial literacy, civics and citizenship, exercise and nutrition, ecology awareness and public speaking.
According to Parks, this community-minded approach to business is ingrained in Modern Woodmen’s fraternal mission.
“Being a fraternal organization, our goal is to support members, their families and their communities,” says Parks. “We’ve been committed to our members since 1883.”
About Modern Woodmen:
Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen supports members, families and communities throughout the United States. As a fraternal benefit society, the organization is defined by its unique blend of financial services, member benefits and community impact opportunities. To learn more, visit www.modernwoodmen.org.
For more information, contact:
Richard D. Parks, Regional Director, 920-574-2205, Richard.D.Parks@mwarep.org.
Michelle Opsahl, Corporate Communications, 309-793-5660,Michelle.Opsahl@modern‑woodmen.org