While at the meeting, we hope that you will make a
tax-deductible donation to the Sons of Norway
Foundation. Bring your checkbook – we have the forms.
While a donation is not required as part of the event,
we hope you will help the Foundation as much as you can.
We’ll view a short documentary about Erikson discovering
Vinland, followed by a brief history of the Leif Erikson
statue in Humboldt Park (and display) and stress the
importance of the SON Foundation. AND a lodge
toast to Leif with Aquavit.
Learn more about the Foundation at the Sons of Norway
Foundation web site https://www.sofn.com/foundation/.
The Foundation has awarded $1,375,000 in scholarships,
$390,000 in grants and more than $500,000 in
humanitarian aid. Your donation, in any amount, is
FOOD: Buffet catered by Relish; Herb Roasted Chicken and Swedish Meatballs, potatoes, vegetable, salad and rolls, desert. $15 per person.
PLEASE MAKE A RESERVATION! BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
You can pay at the door but, please RSVP by October 15 so we can plan for seating and the quantity of food. RSVP TO: Laura Askey, 815-715-2277, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
WE HOPE YOU WILL DONATE TO THE SONS OF
NORWAY FOUNDATION AT THE MEETING OR ON LINE.
At the meeting (or on line): Some members prefer to present their donation check at the meeting (please bring your checkbook), but today you can learn more about the Foundation and make your donation on line at The Sons of Norway web site by selecting the "Foundation" tab at the top of the entry page. If you wish, you can direct your donation to support a particular effort or type of scholarship. You can make a one-time donation or join the "Klubb" and set up a recurring donation.
When you make a donation, please indicate you are a member of Skjold Lodge. Sons of Norway tracks how much individuals and lodges donate across time. The lodge has been a strong supporter of the Foundation and likes to be recognized for our efforts.
$1,375,000 in scholarships, $390,000 in grants and more than $500,000 in humanitarian aid.
The Sons of Norway Foundation Helps Others: Funds
are used for charitable, scientific, literary and
educational endeavors in the form of scholarships, grants,
and loans along with humanitarian aid.
*Governance: The Sons of Norway Foundation
is the charitable arm of the Sons of Norway. The
International Board of Directors of Sons of Norway
appoints a Foundation board of governors and the home
office staff administers the work of the foundation.
This board serves without pay, so all funds donated go
directly to the work of the Foundation.
*Tax-deductible Contributions: Your contribution
helps those in need and helps preserve and promote
Norwegian heritage in the United States and the American
heritage in Norway.
*The Humanitarian Fund.
This fund offers emergency aid to our members, lodges
and communities experiencing distress or disaster.
Over $100,000 was directed to the 911 disaster.
Over $300,000 was provided during the Red River flood
*Helping Hand to Children.
Helping Hand to Children, provides matching funds to lodges for mentoring or tutoring children.
Sons of Norway, through its Foundation, offers several different scholarships. One award is for 50% of the tuition of one semester for up to three years. The scholarships, generally ranging up to $2,000 help worthy students persue their educational dreams. There are several different types each with a different focus of how the money can be used. You may wish to support students who: are military veterans, have high educational achievement in the sciences, or are attending school in Norway for example. Members of Skjold Lodge have received them.
There are several different grants up to $1,500. Skjold Lodge has received money to help us hold cultural events in our area.