Advancement & Public Services

Modern Woodmen of America

Modern Woodmen Invests in WIU-QC Riverfront Campus

The mission of Modern Woodmen of America is to improve the quality of life for its members. As a fraternal financial organization, it touches lives with much more than its financial products. Recently, it has touched WIU-Quad Cities with a $75,000 commitment for an electronic classroom at the Riverfront Campus. The first installment of $25,000 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 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 in western Illinois and eastern Iowa. The organization also supports communities and volunteerism throughout the United States through its local camps (chapters) and youth service clubs.

Modern Woodmen of America was founded in 1883 in Lyons, Iowa with its home office in Rock Island, Illinois. 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 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,” said Massey.

“We are deeply appreciative of Modern Woodmen’s partnership with WIU-QC in development of the Riverfront Campus,” said Vice President for the Quad Cities, planning and technology Joe Rives. “Modern Woodmen is an outstanding corporate citizen and we are honored they have invested in this project for betterment of all in the region.”