Exciting things are always happening at Royal Neighbors. Read the latest about how you can customize life insurance to meet your needs, and how you and Royal Neighbors can make a difference in your local community.
Our growth and historic commitment to women and those they care about remains strong due to the dedicated leadership at Royal Neighbors. As a life insurer for more than 120 years, Royal Neighbors continues to be guided by this important commitment.
Our unique mission of insuring lives, supporting women, and serving communities stems from being a fraternal benefit society and an organization with a dual mission of both providing financial protection through life insurance and “neighbor-helping-neighbor” community service.
Youth Whole Life insurance can provide coverage for costs involved in the unfortunate loss of a child. It also guarantees that your child is protected with life insurance coverage regardless of changes in her or his health condition. Plus, it has the ability to build cash value.
By joining a Royal Neighbors chapter in your area you can work with a group of people who share your desire to help others. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s a great way to create positive change where you live.
Want to change your corner of the world? The Difference Maker Fund is a program that offers Royal Neighbors members $200 in seed money to support a community project that aligns with Royal Neighbors’ mission of empowering women and girls.
Royal Neighbors offers a variety of traditional and non-traditional scholarships. Since its creation in 1961, the Royal Neighbors of America Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5 million to its members to assist with the costs of continuing education.
Beginning with the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, Royal Neighbors has, along with its members, helped victims of all types of disasters through monetary donations and hands-on assistance. The Disaster Aid Fund responds to community-level need.
We are a life insurer that believes we are more than a nation of individuals; we are a nation of neighbors. So we have a dual mission to financially protect our members and their families, and to support “neighbor-helping-neighbor” activities that improve your community.
Stressed about money? Need help paying for college? Want tips about how much money you need to save for retirement? Royal Neighbors offers useful articles that help you stretch your budget and make your dollars last.
What do you love about life? Whether you enjoy reading about gardening, sewing, pets, travel, food, or fitness, Royal Neighbors offers a variety of blogs on topics that can help you enjoy life even more.
Everyday amazing sheroes make a difference in the world around them. Royal Neighbors is a women-founded and women-led organization that shines the spotlight on women. Read about everyday … yet amazing … sheroes and more in our library of stories about empowering women.
The Royal Neighbor magazine has a long history. Since 1900 we have been providing information that matters to women and their families. From money-saving advice to insights from the CEO, the magazine has been a valuable resource for generations.
There is only one thing as good as making a difference in your community – helping your community champion who goes above and beyond to inspire and make lives better. Royal Neighbors members have a unique opportunity to support local community champions by nominating them for a Nation of NeighborsSM grant.
The Nation of Neighbors Program provides financial assistance to individuals who have a plan to start or expand a business, organization, or group that helps women and/or girls in their community. Examples of past grant winners’ initiatives include: Opening a furniture refinishing business to help provide jobs for women in transition; providing support to publish a teen magazine focused on empowering young women; and assisting the Dress for Success® Program which provides professional clothing and interview skills coaching for women aspiring to enter the professional workplace.
In 2016, $100,000 in grant money was distributed through the Nation of Neighbors Program, $10,000 each to 10 recipients, and more than $1.7 million has been awarded to grant recipients since the program began in 2007. Nation of Neighbors recipients must be nominated by a Royal Neighbors member, but nominees do not have to be a member to receive the grant.
Jane Morse-Swett Surprised with $10,000 from Royal Neighbors.
Meet our 2016 award recipients who are changing the world.
Left to right, Royal Neighbors Sales Agent Matthew Kuhn, nominator; Christina Mastio; and Mary Staver, Royal Neighbors' Human Resources Executive.
Making Miracles Happen
Christina Mastio of Parkville, MO, knows what it takes to make miracles happen. With the help of her $10,000 grant, she will expand Northland Miracles, the non-profit she co-founded to help identify and rectify gaps in service to women and children in partnership with schools and social workers.
Left to right, Susan Bartholf, Royal Neighbors' Product Development Executive; Desiree Cocroft; and Charlene Cocroft, mother and nominator.
Dancing in the Streets
With her $10,000 grant Desiree Cocroft of Milwaukee, WI, will have the opportunity to mentor more women and girls through her Signature Dance Company.
Left to right, Glenda Griffin, nominator; Chris Seistrup, Executive Vice President of Royal Neighbors; and Lena Council.
A Dream Come True
Lena Council, Elizabeth City, NC, had a dream and set out to make it come true. She will use the funds to expand her entrepreneurial program, Dreamer’s Entrepreneurial Club. The program involves teaching, manufacturing and selling products and helping girls establish companies that produce a marketable product.
Left to right, Sheila Campbell, nominator; Chris Seistrup, Executive Vice President of Royal Neighbors; and Arlene Malone.
R-E-A-D and Learn
Arlene Malone, Chesapeake, VA, is the founder of R-E-A-D (Rejuvenating Excellence & Accomplishing Dreams), She will use her Nation of Neighbors funds to a program designed to help girls 13-17 years of age prepare for college.
Left to right, Janita Pavelka; Curt Zeck, Royal Neighbors' CIO/Operations Executive; Amanda Shoemaker, and Robin Phipps, nominator.
Building Communities by Building Businesses
Janita Pavelka of Oxford, NE, is a true believer in education. She will use her funds to expand her efforts to provide entrepreneurship classes to women and young girls to help build communities in Nebraska.
Left to right, Lindsay Fischer; Beth Arthur; Liz Pitcher; Lena Bodkin; and Matt Mendenhall, Director of Philanthropy at Royal Neighbors.
Fighting Sex Trafficking
Liz Pitcher, of Indianapolis, IN, will use the funds to help her increase her efforts to provide outreach programs to rescue women and girls being trafficked through street prostitution in the Indianapolis area and provide them support services that can help them lead happy, healthy lives.
Left to right, Cynthia Tidwell, President/CEO of Royal Neighbors and Amanda Olson.
Aquaponics Farm Takes Root
Amanda Olson, Moline, IL, has a goal to make healthy food affordable and plentiful while educating consumers on ways they can take care of their own health. She will be setting up an aquaponics farm in Moline.
Left to right, Mary Staver Royal Neighbors' Human Resources Executive; Heather Doering; and Royal Neighbors Sales Agent Karl Carter.
"Doering" Her Networking Best
With her grant, Heather Doering, Detroit, MI, will grow her entrepreneurial network, IN3 Network. The network provides inspiration, information, and innovation to women entrepreneurs in the Detroit area.
Left to right, Margaret Greer-Gogo and Mary Staver, Royal Neighbors' Human Resources Executive.
A Class Act
Margaret Greer-Gogo has a class act with her Pearls of Wisdom Academy. The program offers classes that teach dressing for success, parenting skills, budgeting, credit repair, and insurance and financial planning.
Left to right, Melissa Pepper and Cynthia Tidwell, President/CEO of Royal Neighbors.
Melissa Pepper's Lead(H)er “Strike a Match” Program links 100 young women with experienced leaders to inspire more women to volunteer, run for office, or start their own businesses.