Spread the good news! The 2016 CIP Volunteer of the Year is Fresno, Calif., Lodge No. 439's very own, Susan Good! From the beginning, Susan has been a champion of the Community Investments Program and the positive impact Lodge grants can have on local communities. Since 2011, Susan has helped her Lodge secure more than $55,000 in grant funding. Not only that, Susan is the project manager for the Mount Olympus Challenge, Fresno's Impact Grant project, now in its third year. We'll be celebrating Susan and her accomplishments at the Elks National Convention in Houston this July.
The Elks National Foundation allocated $9.77 million this year to fund the Community Investments Program. Lodges meet local needs in Elks communities through Beacon, Gratitude, Promise and Impact Grants. These grants offer Lodges opportunities to serve the community in ways that will raise the Lodge’s profile, energize the membership, encourage former members to return to the fold, and gain the notice of people who want to be part of an organization that’s doing great things. To learn more about the Community Investments Program, please visit www.elks.org/enf/community.