ENF Donor Testimonials

David Cioe’s Echo in Eternity
Posted 1/24/2019
David has been an Elk for more than 40 years, continuously supporting the ENF as a monthly recurring donor and by staying involved through his Lodge. David wanted to take his support a step further by joining the John F. Malley Society, the ENF's planned giving program. Read why here.

One in the Quackenbush
Posted 11/21/2018
David Quackenbush's unique name drew us in, but his dedication to supporting the Elks National Foundation through the ENF Fidelity Club is what made us stay. Read his story here.

Tying Together the Elks Family
Posted 11/19/2018
Sean Pringle shows his gratitude for being an Elks scholar and pride in being an Elk by donating every month through the ENF Fidelity Club. Read why here.

A True Elk
Posted 11/16/2018
Past Grand Exalted Ruler Roger True has dedicated himself to supporting the Elks National Foundation throughout his time as an Elk, and beyond. Read how here.

Colleen Gets Candid
Posted 11/14/2018
Colleen donates through the Fidelity Club because she's "proud of all the ways Elks build stronger communities through grants." Read more about how she also supports the ENF behind the scenes here.

Contributions by Christine
Posted 11/7/2018
Christine Robinson has a few questions for you that might help you answer whether you should join the ENF Fidelity Club. (The answer is most likely yes!)

#ElksFamily Man
Posted 7/7/2017
Long before Elks family became a hashtag, it was reality in the Hess household of Wheeling, West Virginia. The local Lodge was ingrained in the family tradition. PGER Lester C. “Ted” Hess, Jr and his wife, Becky, have embraced the #ElksFamily tradition for many years. Read their story here.

What's in a Name?
Posted 8/21/2013
Read how the MVS Named Scholarship Program enhances Elks scholars' experiences within the Elks family.

eBay and the ENF
Posted 6/26/2013
Damon Lenk, a member of Bristol, Conn., Lodge No. 1010, sells American flags online to support the ENF. Read more to find out how!

Motivate, Move, Match
Posted 5/15/2013
See how Cynthiana, Ky., Lodge No. 438 used a volunteer-hour matching program to raise more than $9,000 for the ENF.

Loyal as an Elk
Posted 3/15/2013
What do 70 percent of Elks from Elyria, Ohio, Lodge No. 465 have in common? Read more to find out!

GER Thomas S. Brazier Thanks ENF Donors
Posted 3/13/2013
Read about Grand Exalted Ruler Thomas S. Brazier's visit to Florida and how three ENF donors were acknowledged for their generosity.

Growing the Elks Family
Posted 3/4/2013
Jim Vecchio of La Habra, Calif., Lodge No. 2095 builds stronger communities through the Named Scholarship Program. Click here to read more about his relationship with 2009 MVS Named Scholarship Clara Ritger.

Leader in Loyalty
Posted 2/15/2012
ENF Loyalty Club member Mickey Kaliterna of San Jose, Calif., Lodge No. 522 shares why he continues to support the ENF year after year.

The Gift of Giving
Posted 12/1/2011
Bob Taylor always believed in the Elks National Foundation. That's why Taylor gives now and for the future. Read his story.

Going the Distance for the ENF
Posted 10/25/2011
Denise Michard, member of Cahaba Valley, Ala., Lodge No.1738, is going the distance to raise money for the ENF--100 miles to be exact. Read how this ultra runner gives back.

Three Generations of Elks
Posted 9/6/2011
For the Fains, charity and family go hand in hand. That’s why Rock Hill, S.C., Lodge No. 1318 is so important to Jack, Donnie and Austin Fain, three generations of Elks.

The Greatest Gifts Last Forever
Posted 6/11/2009
John and Ninetta Heard include the ENF in all of their special celebrations.

What’s in a Name? MVS Alum Provides Opportunities
Posted 11/26/2007
Now a world traveler, successful Harvard alum and active donor to the Elks National Foundation, Jon Gattman attributes much of his success to education.

A Life Full of Stories
Posted 9/18/2007
From growing up in Europe to landing in Normandy on D Day, Max Oppenheimer has lived the kind of life you’d read in a book. And he might just be the one to write it!

Donor Gives New Meaning to Benevolence
Posted 9/18/2007
Nester Tan of Florence, Ore., Lodge No. 1858 gave the following speech at his Lodge the night that the Elks National Foundation chair presented him with his silver-level recognition plaque.

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
Posted 7/14/2006
Gold-level donor David Crumley shares why philanthropy and community are his top priorities.

Larry Stitt Finds Perfect Fit
Posted 10/17/2005
The Winston Churchill quote, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give," serves as inspiration for Gold donor Larry Stitt.

Hot Tip: Giving Appreciated Stock a Safe Bet
Posted 5/3/2005
ENF has been a winning ticket for former race track clerk Tedd Bartels.

Fellowship and Philanthropy
Posted 11/16/2004
Beverly Hamby followed her heart to Elkdom.

A Good Elk
Posted 4/14/2004
Lt. Col. Sam Payne was inspired to make his first gift because charity is valued by the Elks.

Enabling the ENF to Grow
Posted 1/9/2004
In memoriam: Frank Oglesby talks about sharing with the less fortunate.

Giving Back
Posted 5/5/2003
ENF donor Robert Dale talks about the importance of giving back.