Dedicated to our Community
Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.
Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life. Visit our Charity page for a complete listing of causes our Lodge supports and to make a donation to our current, seasonal causes.
Denver Elks #17 routinely assist Veteran's experiencing loss, trauma or homelessness.
Denver Elks #17 supports youth and sports programming in our community at Denver North High School Athletics & Theater Arts, Boy Scout Troops, local rugby and soccer youth clubs.
Denver Elks #17 supports people experiencing food insecurity through Bienvenidos Food Bank.
To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.
This Fraternal Order was founded "To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship."