"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 cultivate good fellowship."
To inculcate the principles of charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that “Elks Care, Elks Share"
Elks is an organization with a rich history, with roots dating back to 1868. We make great strides towards investing in our community, whether it be providing charity services, honoring veterans, and ensuring the progression of America's youth. We are a fraternal order with nearly a million members, a network of more than 2000 lodges in communities all over the country, and a generous charitable foundation that each year give millions in scholarships, an inspiration to youth, a friend to veterans, and more