Giving Spotlights

Indiana Elks

In the past 50 years, the Indiana Elks Association has worked with its lodges all over the state to generate more than $4 million for cancer research at IU.

Long before the IU Simon Cancer Center was founded in 1992, the Indiana Elks Association was generously funding cancer research at the IU School of Medicine. In the past 50 years, Elks lodges from communities all over the state have worked together on their “state major project” to generate more than $4 million for cancer research at IU. From golf outings to ladies’ luncheons to casino nights to Valentine’s Day dances, generations of Elks have worked tirelessly to support cancer research. In more recent years, Elks funds have been directed specifically to young IU Simon Cancer Center scientists who are in need of start-up funding for their research careers. In 2008, the Elks committed to funding a new $1 million endowment that will permanently generate annual funding for young investigators and will encourage brilliant young people to pursue careers in cancer research. Visit Indiana Elks to learn more about our generous friends.