This team photo includes, from left: Lauren Brown, financial representative for Modern Woodmen of America, Rene Spellman of Park Lane Jewelry, Mark Figley, Modern Woodmen of America member, and Scott Young of Keller Williams Realty.

MANSFIELD -- Modern Woodmen of America members in Mansfield recently helped raise money for Buckeye Council Boy Scouts of America with a special fundraising event on Thursday, Sept. 16.

The event, which included clay shooting, raised $15,000. This includes $2,500 matched by Modern Woodmen through the organization’s Matching Fund Program. The funds will be used to help with Boys Scouts of America program of Character Development, Citizenship, and Personal Growth.

Modern Woodmen check for Boys Scouts of America

Modern Woodmen raised $15,000 for the Buckeye Council Boy Scouts of America with a recent fundraiser. From left: Amy Heller, Senior District Director for Buckeye Council, Kim Messersmith, Office Manager for Buckeye Council, and Lauren Brown, financial representative for Modern Woodmen of America.

The Matching Fund Program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show their support for a community cause, organization or individual in need through fundraisers. These fundraising projects contribute more than $10 million to community needs across the country each year.

“The community truly came together to support a local need,” says Lauren Brown, local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader. “That support is what it’s all about.”

Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, the fraternal financial services organization’s Summit chapters, chapters and youth service clubs provide opportunities for members to take part in social and educational activities and volunteer projects to meet local needs.

For more information or to get involved, contact Lauren Brown at 419-775-5272/

Modern Woodmen was founded in 1883 as a fraternal benefit society. The organization supports members, families and communities with a unique blend of financial services, fraternal benefits and local-impact opportunities.

In 2018, Modern Woodmen and its members provided $19.9 million and 470,000 volunteer hours to support fraternal activities and programs. Learn more at

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