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Modern Woodmen Invests in WIU-QC Riverfront Campus
November 3, 2009
MOLINE, IL -- The mission of Modern Woodmen of America is to improve the quality of life for its members, and as a fraternal financial organization, it touches lives with much more than its financial products. Recently, Modern Woodmen of America reached out to Western Illinois University's Quad Cities campus and made a $75,000 commitment for an electronic classroom at the WIU-QC Riverfront Campus. The first $25,000 installment was received in September.
"Our interest in the WIU-QC Riverfront Campus is to help provide affordable public education to all citizens of the Quad Cities," said Modern Woodmen President W. Kenny Massey. "We enjoy helping build a better community in the Quad Cities and wish WIU continued success with the construction of the new campus."
Modern Woodmen has been a leading contributor to a number of philanthropic projects in the Quad Cities area, and the organization also supports communities and volunteerism throughout the United States through its local camps (chapters) and youth service clubs.
"We are proud of the role we have played in the lives of members and communities nationwide. It's the same role we play now. It's the same role we will play for generations to come," Massey added.
Modern Woodmen of America was founded in 1883 in Lyons, IA with its home office in Rock Island (IL). Serving more than 750,000 members with more than 1,500 financial representatives, Modern Woodmen is the nation's third largest fraternal benefit society (in terms of assets). Members are joined by three common bonds: family financial security, positive family life and service to the community.
"We are deeply appreciative of Modern Woodmen's partnership with WIU-QC in the development of our Riverfront Campus," said Joe Rives, vice president for the Quad Cities, planning and technology. "Modern Woodmen is an outstanding corporate citizen, and we are honored they have invested in this project for the betterment of all in the region."
Story by Julie Murphy, WIU Foundation
Posted By: WIU News, University Relations
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