Charitable Grant / Gold Key

Charitable Grant / Gold Key

Our Mission

The Michigan Elks Association Charitable Grant Fund Scholarship Commission, also known as the “Gold Key Scholarship Fund”, was established by the Board of Trustees of the Michigan Elks Association to provide a post secondary education scholarship for special needs students to be funded through individual donor contributions. For the purpose of this scholarship “Special Needs” is a student that is physically challenged, currently eligible for special education services under the Federal guidelines or as may be approved by the Gold Key Commission of the Michigan Elks Association. The scholarship, which is $2000.00 a year, which maybe renewable for up to 3 additional years, is intended to aid those qualifying applicants (graduating seniors) who could not other wise do so, to continue their education or training past high school at either an accredited college, university or a licensed trade or vocational school to help them become self-respecting, self-reliant, and self-supporting members of society.

Executive Director

Kevin Quinn / (Sharon)
Grand Rapids #48
Home: 616.606.0417
goldkey@mielks.org

Established in 1985

Metro District #4200

Diana Armstrong - Chaplain
Pontiac-Waterford Lodge #810
Cell: 248.496.9670
goldkeyme@mielks.org
Term Ends May 2024

Northwest District #4320

Joan Rowland - Treasurer / (Jim)
Traverse City Lodge #323
Home: 231.632.7711
goldkeynw@mielks.org
Term Ends May 2025

Upper Peninsula District #4280

Michael Ilmonen / (Irene)
Negaunee Lodge #1116
Cell: 906-360-0825
goldkeyup@mielks.org
Term Ends May 2026

Southeast District #4360

Geno Grabinski - Chairman / (Janine)
Livonia Lodge #2246
Home: 248.474.5913
Cell:  248.417.6362
goldkeyse@mielks.org
Term Ends May 2021

Southwest District #4400

Don Smith - Sgt at Arms / (Mary)
Battle Creek Lodge #131
Cell: 269.420.2178
goldkeysw@mielks.org
Term Ends May 2022

Northeast District #4240

Michael Bowman - Vice-Chairman
Tawas Area Lodge #2525
Cell: 810.560.1249
goldkeyne@mielks.org
Term Ends May 2023

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