Seely & Durland Insurance, The Selective Insurance Group Foundation, and the grand prize winners of the 2017-18 SDI Referral Rewards Program, Robert and Mary Jean Johnston, joined forces to support the positive efforts of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks through a $1,000 grant. The grant represents a $500 donation from Seely & Durland, matched by a $500 grant from The Selective Insurance Group Foundation. The Selective Insurance Group Foundation is a philanthropic affiliate of Selective Insurance Group, Inc.
With each referral received, Seely & Durland offered its clients a gift certificate to one of Warwick’s local eateries or a $25 donation made in their name to the charity or organization of their choice. Each referral equaled an entry into the final drawing in June, a chance at earning a $1,000 donation to their favorite organization. The $1,000 check was hand-delivered to the Greenwood Lake Elks Lodge, No. 2067, Robert and Mary Jean’s organization of choice.
The grant will help the Greenwood Lake Elks’ efforts “to promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism; and to cultivate good fellowship.”
The Order spends more than $80 million every year for benevolent, educational, and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting special needs children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans’ works, physical and occupational therapy programs, and patriotic programs.
“The Greenwood Lake Elks invest in our community through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free. We strive to meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve their quality of life,” said Lodge Secretary, Dennis ‘Chip’ Murphy. “This donation from Seely & Durland’s contest winners will help with all of our programs. We are very honored by them for thinking of us.”
Seely & Durland, always committed to their community, thanks The Selective Insurance Group Foundation, as well as its clients, friends, family, and colleagues for their participation in the SDI Referral Rewards Program, helping to support local businesses and organizations.