As a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen of America is defined by a unique blend of financial services, member benefits and community impact opportunities. In 2017, the organization and its members provided $20.6 million and 534,000 volunteer hours to support fraternal activities and programs. The name came from the pioneer woodmen, those who cleared forests to build homes and communities and provided security for their families. Modern Woodmen’s founder, Joseph Cullen Root, felt this was the perfect symbol to illustrate his goal of clearing away financial burdens for families.

Modern Woodmen aims to help members throughout life, offering life insurance, retirement planning and financial services for a wide range of needs.

Fraternalism is the difference-maker. Fraternalism is a unique combination of business and giving back to those they serve – a continuous cycle of positive impact. It works in three steps:

  1. Modern Woodmen representatives provide financial products to help members protect their families and their futures.
  2. These sales help fund member benefits and social, educational and volunteer programs that identify and meet local needs.
  3. These activities build relationships, allowing for membership growth and greater community impact.

Through Modern Woodmen of America’s fraternalism, the organization is able to help with local community partnerships by offering support through social, educational, volunteer and fundraising activities in Topeka. This is done through Modern Woodmen fraternal chapters and youth service clubs partnering with community groups. These factions focus on helping members, their families and their hometowns. 

For more information on Modern Woodmen of America, visit its website here!