Updated: May 24, 2016
NATIONAL FOUNDATION COMMITTEE
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Chairman: Dick Miller
Lebanon Lodge No. 631 (SC)
1785 Woodridge Court, Lebanon PA 17046
Vice Chairman East: Gerard Kufrovich
Mahanoy City Lodge No. 695 (NE)
414 Market St
Mahanoy City PA 17948
Vice Chairman West: Walter J. Wieczorek, Jr
Coraopolis Lodge #1090 (W)
1201 Hartford Dr.
Aliquippa, PA 15001
R Michael Zimmerman M-NC
Bedford Lodge 1707
312 E Main St
Everett Pa 15537
Lisa A Schroeder M-NC
State College Lodge 1600
320 Fairfield Dr
State College Pa 16801
Todd McLain (Laura) M-NE
Bangor Lodge No. 1106
30A Gladstone St
East Bangor Pa 18013
Larry Knorr M-NE
Bloomsburg Lodge No. 436
313 Sunnyview Ln
Millville PA 17846
Robert L Dahlquist M-NW
Ridgway Lodge 872
P O Box 102
Ridgway Pa 15853
Les Owens M-NW (Joan)
Erie Lodge 67
2611 W 23rd St
Erie Pa 16505
Warren Specht M-SE (Theresa)
Ephrata Lodge 1933
38 Arrowhead Dr
Ephrata Pa 17522
Bristol Lodge 970
436 Prospect Ave
Morrisville Pa 19067
Charles Bastian M-SE
Bristol Lodge #970
2151 Lardner St.
Philadelphia, PA 19149
A Keith Hilling M-SW
Uniontown Lodge 370
77 Dixon Blvd
Uniontown Pa 15401
Aquila Hilling M-SW
Uniontown Lodge 370
77 Dixon Blvd
Uniontown Pa 15401
Aliquippa Lodge 1221
2902 Darlington Rd
Beaver Falls Pa 15010
Brian Frank M-W
Rochester Lodge #283
440 Penney St
Suellen M Shick M-WC (John)
Indiana Lodge 931
1368 Tanoma Rd
Indiana Pa 15701
Derek Kerfoot M-WC (Natalie)
Wilkins Lodge 577
151 LeBeau Pk
Pittsburgh PA 15221
First I would like to thank everyone who helped ENF this past year in any way, but especially my co-chairs – Lance and William. With the help of all of our members – are you ready for this – we have finished 28th. WAHOO! WHAT AN OUTSTANDING JOB. You, our members, deserve the THANK YOU. SO THANK YOU.
Remember the ENF programs continue to need your support. The Foundation is the great heart of Elkdom and we need to keep it flourishing to help our children, our veterans, and our communities who are in need. Last year we raised a little more than $320,598.63 which is $92,887.65 more than we donated last year. This gave our state a per capita of $7.25. What wonderful members we have to do this FANTASTIC job. WAHOO!
I would like to thank the Lodges and Districts who met or exceeded the per capita goal. Unfortunately, we did have 4 Lodges who did not even give $1.00 to ENF. They were Bethlehem, Meyersdale, Johnsonburg, and Renovo, Betthlehem and Meyersdale also did not donate anything last year to ENF. It would be nice to have 100% participation from all of our Lodges. The State benefits from the donations, so let’s see what we can do to help all of the Lodges improve their donations for next year.
The following Lodges have received certificates from ENF Headquarters for meeting or exceeding the per capita goal. As your Lodge is called, will all members please rise and remaining standing. Please hold your applause until all 56 Lodges have been announced.
Lodges, please come forward to pick up your certificates.
Aliquippa, PA, #1221
Columbia/Middletown, PA, #1074
Cranberry, PA, #2249
Fairless Hills, PA, #2023
Indiana, PA, # 931
Lock Haven, PA, # 182
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA, # 109
Please give them a round of applause.
You may be seated.
The following Districts met or exceeded the per capita goal and the District Chair for ENF donated to ENF in 2014- 2015.
I have not received the pins from ENF headquarters – but I will make sure the District Chairs receive their pins. Will the following chairs please rise when I announce your names.
South East District with $42.89 per capita Warren Specht and Kyle Minnich
West District with 7.38 per capita Nancy Chirichettis and Brian Frank
District with $5.50 per capita A. Keith
Give them a round of applause.
Individual plaques for the highest 3 lodges in each member category who met or exceeded the per capita goal will now be awarded. Will the Exalted Ruler from each lodge or a representative please come forward to accept your award. Please hold your applause until the first place winner for each category has been announced.
300 members or less
3rd place – Carnegie, #831 $12.90
2nd place –
1st place – Reading #115 $111.49
301 members to 500 members
3rd place – Ephrata, #1933 $8.55
2nd place – Tarentum #644 $8.75
1st place - Wilkins #577 $12.77
501 members to 700 members
3rd place – Oakmont #1668 $9.41
2nd place –
1st place –
701 members or higher
3rd place – Norwin #2313 $7.52
2nd place – West Shore #2257 $12.65
1st place – Connellsville #503 $13.75
We have removed the Chairman’s Challenge trophy from being a traveling trophy. From now on, the Lodge who wins this trophy will have their own trophy. This year the Chairman’s Challenge trophy was won once again by Wilkins Lodge #577. Will the Exalted Ruler or a representative from Wilkins Lodge #577 please come forward.
Now for the 3 traveling trophies:
The first trophy is for the District with the highest per capita.
The South East District has won the trophy for another year with a per capita of $42.89. Will the District Deputy or a representative from the South East District please come forward. Congratulations.
The next 2 trophies are for the District and the Lodge that have the highest % increase from the previous year -–whether they met the per capita goal or not. They showed they are working diligently for ENF and improving their support for ENF.
Will the District Deputy, Chairman for ENF or a representative from the South Eastern Central District #7840 please come forward. They won the trophy for the highest % increase from the previous year. They had an increase of over 31%.
Will the Exalted Ruler or a representative from Lancaster Lodge #134 please come forward. They won the trophy for the highest % increase from the previous year. Their increase was over 2000%. Their increase was $190.47 from last year.
I would like to thank you for allowing me to publicly recognize the Lodges and Districts on behalf of ENF.
Mr. President, this concludes my report.
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Keep supporting ENF and get the word out. Thank you. As always, if there is anything I can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Diane Usoff, PA ENF Chair
1. What is the Elks National Foundation?
With a grant of $100,000, the Elks National Foundation was established in 1928 as the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America. Today we boast more than 183,000 active donors and an endowment fund valuing $390 million. The ENF has contributed $235.7million toward Elks' charitable projects nationwide. The Foundation is a public, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Tax Reform Act of 1959. Donations to the Elks National Foundation are deductible for federal income and estate tax purposes.
2. What is the mission of the Elks National Foundation?
The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We provide tomorrow’s leaders, our youth, with a healthy beginning; honor the Elks’ pledge to never forget our veterans; help the state Elks associations accomplish their charitable objectives and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.
3. How is the Foundation administered?
The Elks National Foundation is administered by a board of trustees composed of seven past national presidents of the BPO Elks of the USA, each serving a seven-year term. A director, who reports to the board, oversees day-to-day operations of the administrative offices in Chicago.
4. Who contributes to the Elks National Foundation?
Since inception, the Foundation has received almost $154 million in contributions and bequests from Elks, Lodges, state associations and other supporters of our philanthropic efforts. With a team of volunteers at the local, district and state levels, the Foundation raises more than $5 million each year.
5. How does the Endowment Fund work?
All unrestricted donations go into a permanent endowment fund, where each gift earns interest for lifetimes. Your gift will never be touched. Only the income earned by this fund can be used to support charitable programs. As the fund grows, the influence of your gift will grow with it, forever. Each year, the ENF Board of Trustees approves distributions from the fund for charitable projects. The current value of the fund is $390 million.
6. Who pays the Foundation's operating expenses?
The Foundation has an operating budget of $1,594,081. These expenses are borne by the Foundation.
7. How much will the Foundation disburse this year?
The Elks National Foundation will disburse more than $14.8 million during the 2005-2006 year
8. How will this money be used?
9. What are the Foundation's primary giving methods?
10. How can I get more information?
Contact the Elks National Foundation, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL 60614-2256; phone: 773/755-4728, fax: 773/755-4729, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.