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"I am so excited to say that I will be attending the University of Miami this fall. I am most looking forward to all of the classes I can take, the experiences that in which I can take part while at Miami, and the new friendships and connections I will make. It is my intention to join numerous clubs and volunteer groups out of the hundreds that are offered at the school. Additionally, there are several other Elks Scholars attending my school that I intend to get in touch with, and in later years it is my desire to join an Elks Lodge and do for others what the Elks have done for me. Already, my MVS scholarship has helped me to fulfill my goals by making it possible to go away to school, to learn about myself in a new setting. It will continue to help me as it aids in my attainment of a degree, a degree that will afford me the tools I need to pursue whatever life I choose for myself."
Riley Clafton, Scholar

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Follow the Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals
(posted 04/13/2015)

The Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals are on April 18, starting at 9:45 a.m. Eastern Time. Follow the action all week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #hoopshoot. When the contest begins, click here to follow live using the shot tracker.

A New Record!
(posted 04/10/2015)

Thank you to everyone who donated to the ENF in 2014-15. We received more than $6.2 million in donations, resulting in a nationwide per capita of $7.726. In total we raised a record $11.3 million—all to support stronger communities! Congratulations to the 2014-15 Per-Capita and Chair Challenge Contest winners! Click here to view the final contest results.

Breaking News!
(posted 04/01/2015)

To gain new members, the Elks have many new initiatives, including a potential partnership! Listen to Episode 8 of the Midday with the ENF podcast, featuring Elks Membership and Public Relations Manager Rick Gathen, for all the details!

Grab your Gratitude Grant!
(posted 04/01/2015)

Did your Lodge meet the National President's per-member-giving goal in 2014-15? Then you are eligible to apply for a $2,000 Community Investments Program Gratitude Grant to serve your community.

Don't miss this opportunity. Gratitude Grant applications are due online by May 31, 2015.

Donation Deadline
(posted 03/23/2015)

Help the ENF finish the 2014-15 fiscal year strong by getting in your final donations by March 31, 2015.

All mailed and online donations must be in the ENF office by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on March 31, 2015. Any donations received after March 31 will be counted toward the 2015-16 fiscal year. Click here to donate online today.

Get Your Beacon Grant!
(posted 03/23/2015)

Don't miss the opportunity to start or continue an ongoing, Elks-led charitable project with a $2,000 Community Investments Program Beacon Grant.

Applications are due online by March 31, 2015.

2015-16 Grants and Appropriations
(posted 02/19/2015)

The Elks National Foundation is pleased to announce that the approved appropriations and distributions for the 2016 fiscal year equal a record total of $28.95 million. Click here for full details.

Legacy Scholars Love Serving with their Elks Family
(posted 01/30/2015)

Elks scholars are committed to service and to their Elks family. Click here to see what Legacy Awards recipients are saying about serving with the Elks.

Good Luck Legacy Awards Applicants!
(posted 01/27/2015)

Good luck to all the children and grandchildren of Elks who applied for a 2015 Legacy Awards scholarship! The 250 winners will be announced in late April. 2016 ENF Scholarship contests will begin in the fall.

Top 10 Reasons 2014 was a Great Year!
(posted 01/07/2015)

As we ring in 2015, take a look back at 2014—an action-packed year for the Elks family! Click here to read some of the 2014 highlights of the ENF Scholarship Program.

Christmas Around the Clock
(posted 12/03/2014)

Spread Christmas cheer year round with Elks National Foundation programs. Read how!

Shop. Sell. Give.
(posted 12/01/2014)

Give back to the ENF when shopping online! Support the ENF with ease through our partners AmazonSmile, eBay Giving Works, iGive, GiveBackAmerica, and American Express.

Click here to start shopping!

Most Valuable Student Scholarship Deadline
(posted 12/01/2014)

The MVS scholarship application deadline is quickly approaching! Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen is eligible to apply for this college scholarship of up to $50,000. Applications must be turned in to the Elks Lodge nearest the applicant’s home by December 5, 2014.

Got questions? Click here to read MVS FAQs, or use #AskENF on Twitter.

Stand Down
(posted 11/26/2014)

Chicago is stronger, thanks to the Elks family! Elks headquarters and local Elks scholars had the opportunity to serve veterans in need at a Stand Down. Read about the experience here.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Elks family!
(posted 11/26/2014)

Elks scholars are grateful to be a part of the Elks family. Click here to hear why.

Then, head over the ENF's Facebook page to tell us why you're thankful for your Elks family.

ENF Film Fest
(posted 11/18/2014)

Grab some popcorn. It's time for an ENF film fest! Click here to watch the digital versions of the six films found on the ENF Film Fest DVD your Lodge received in early November 2014.

No checks? No stamps? No problem!
(posted 10/31/2014)

Let donating to the ENF be as easy as possible by joining the ENF Fidelity Club. As a member of the Fidelity Club, the ENF will automatically debit your bank account or charge your credit card on a monthly basis for a set donation amount. With this safe, reliable program, you'll save checks, stamps and time!

Click here to learn all the benefits of the Fidelity Club and view the Fidelity Club honor roll.

You're Invited!
(posted 10/15/2014)

The Elks National Foundation is throwing a party during ENF Month this October, and you’re invited! Here are a few reasons to celebrate this ENF Month.

Show your ENF Spirit!
(posted 10/01/2014)

Click here to download the #ElksFamily pennant.

Then, print the pennant. Take a photo of Lodge members with the pennant at an Elks’ event. Share your ENF pride this ENF Month by posting your photo on the ENF Facebook timeline!

Endless Reasons to Celebrate
(posted 10/01/2014)

Happy ENF Month! We have so much to celebrate this October. Read on for ways to get involved this ENF Month.

25 Lodges in 25 Days
(posted 09/24/2014)

Join our countdown to the 2015 Impact Grant announcement on October 29! Each day until then, we'll feature a Lodge that has a built stronger community thanks to an ENF Impact Grant!

Nashua, N.H., Lodge No. 720 uses its Impact Grant to serve monthly meals at a local soup kitchen.

Click here to read the full story.

Auf Wiedersehen…Swish
(posted 09/16/2014)

The Foundation lost two special friends last week, but their work continues. Read more.

Midday with the ENF
(posted 09/12/2014)

Join the ENF for lunch! Listen to Midday with the ENF, the ENF's new monthly podcast, hosted by Director Jim O'Kelley and sidekick, Assistant Director Debbie Doles.

Tune in to Episode 7 to hear Elks Hoop Shoot history and Midday's new original score written by an Elks scholar.

Inspire an Elks Scholar
(posted 09/02/2014)

School is in session, and for the freshman class of Elks scholars, the transition to college can be overwhelming. You can help! Join an Elks scholar on his or her college journey.

Click here to watch a short video about how much the Named Scholarship Program means to both scholar and donor.

Final Report Form Deadline
(posted 08/25/2014)

Be sure your Lodge has its Beacon, Gratitude and Promise Grant Final Report Forms in to the ENF by August 31! If you have any outstanding paperwork after the 31st, your Lodge will not be able to apply for any 2014-15 Community Investments Program grants.

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