Jupiter Elks Lodge #2469
Our Legacy to the Future
In 1928, one man's dream became a reality for all Elks and the communities we serve. Then- National President John F. Malley envisioned a plan that would “unite the forces of the Order into a mighty army for the service of mankind.” During the annual Grand Lodge Convention in Miami that year, Malley's call to service inspired delegates to take action by voting to establish the Elks National Foundation with an initial $100,000 grant.
More than 88 years after Malley shared his vision with the Order, the ENF continues to unite all Elks in service to their communities.
The mission of the ENF 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 lifelong skills; 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.
Since inception, the ENF has contributed $455.4 million toward Elks charitable projects nationwide. These funds enable programs that support youth, honor veterans, and meet needs in areas where Elks live and work. Our programs continue to grow each year, allowing Elks to do even more to build stronger communities. Click here for details on all ENF programs.
The ENF allocated $9.77 million to fund the Community Investments Program, investing in Elks communities through grants for Elks Lodges. Community Investments Program grants—which include Beacon, Gratitude, Promise and Impact grants—offer your Lodge an opportunity to serve your 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.
The Elks National Foundation Board of Trustees approved appropriations and distributions for the fiscal year totaling a record $29.5 million.
How the ENF Works
The ENF is able to help Elks build stronger communities thanks to contributions from our generous donors. Since inception, we have received more than $243.3 million in contributions and bequests. Today we boast more than 100,000 active donors and an endowment fund valued at $605.6 million.
A board of seven trustees, who are all past national presidents of the Order, governs the ENF, which is located at the Elks national headquarters in the Elks Veterans Memorial in Chicago. The director, Jim O'Kelley, oversees the administration of the ENF’s day-to-day operations. Click here to meet O’Kelley and his staff. The ENF also has volunteers at the Lodge, district and state levels who help coordinate our fundraising strategy and implement our programs.
Thanks to the ongoing support of our donors, the ENF continues to expand on Malley’s vision, mobilizing Elks across the country into a force for positive change.
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With the assistance of the Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant the Jupiter Elks Lodge delivered sandwich platters, salads, sweets treats, and grab and go items to the community's local police stations. A small token to show our appreciation.
With the assistance of the Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant the Jupiter Elks Lodge made a $1,500 donation to Choice To Change to support and provide relief to local families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the assistance of the Elks Veteran's Committee Focus Grants the Jupiter Elks members provided care packages to homeless Veterans.
Jupiter Elks Lodge #2469, and the Scholarship Committee honored three local high school students with one thousand dollars to help with their future education. The students were chosen according to their commitment in learning. They all had fabulous academic scores, took higher level courses and donated many hours to their communities.
In memory and to honor Ozy, (Dennis Kroll), the Florida Keys Elks Lodge 1872 presented a purple heart sign for reserve parking to the Jupiter Elks Lodge 2469.
PER Cindy Eldred presented the 2019-2020 Elk, Officer and Citizen of the Year to: ELK OF THE YEAR: Colleen Dowd, OFFICER OF THE YEAR: Rita Livingston and CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Amanda Simpson. Congratulations to all three and enjoy your own personal reserved parking spots!
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President Reagan Addresses the 1988 Elks National Convention on July 1st, 1988.
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