Service projects, fundraisers and fraternal benefits make a local impact
Organizations and residents in Central Indiana benefited from $748,911.57 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 $578,636.22 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 David Horine, Carmel, Indiana, Modern Woodmen regional director. “As members of a fraternal organization, we help each other – and our community.”
Modern Woodmen members in the area are part of:
• 40 chapters.
• 2 Summit chapters (for members age 55 and over).
• 3 youth service clubs.
These members plan and participate in projects that support community needs. In 2018, local Modern Woodmen members spent a total of 2,631 hours volunteering in Central Indiana.
Additionally, Modern Woodmen’s financial representatives in Central Indiana donated $1,360.62 worth of free youth educational programs to local schools and youth organizations, educating 2,669 children about topics like financial literacy, nutrition, ecology and public speaking.
Horine is proud of Modern Woodmen’s focus on supporting members, their communities and the causes they care about.
“Whether we’re volunteering, donating, learning or helping, it feels great to make an impact as a team,” says Horine. “We accomplish so much when we work together.”
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.