Rock Island, Ill. (Sept. 22, 2022) – Royal Neighbors of America, a fraternal benefit society located in Rock Island, Ill. has announced a milestone achievement of 250,000 members nationwide.
Royal Neighbors of America offers life insurance and annuity products to its members and is driven by its mission of supporting women and serving communities. The organization’s employees, members, and chapters across the country drive the mission through localized volunteerism and philanthropy programs making social impact the cornerstone of their work. In 2021, Royal Neighbors delivered $20.5 million in social good impact, record revenue, was upgraded to “A Excellent” by the AM Best Company, and received an all-time high score from the Great Place to Work® employee survey, achieving their fifth Great Place to Work Certification.
Royal Neighbors employees celebrated the milestone of achieving 250,000 members nationwide during an employee event called “All Society Days” on September 21 and September 22. All Society Days are a part of Royal Neighbors’ new Flexible Work Model which allows many employees to choose to work from home and come together on a quarterly basis for in-person team building and connection.
“From insuring lives with our life insurance and annuities products to supporting women and serving communities with our community chapters, we stand together, all 250,000 of us, to inspire impact as a grass roots local community, and a nation of neighbors,” said Interim-President and CEO, Curt Zeck in a statement to members and employees. “You are the reason Royal Neighbors is Insurance with a Difference and we thank you.”
In commemoration of the milestone, employees and members were asked what being “a Royal Neighbor” meant to them. “I am proud to be a Royal Neighbors employee because I am able to be the mom I always wanted to be, but still have a career that gives me definition, recognition, and life balance,” said Holly Clark, Commissions Specialist.
“Being a Royal Neighbors Member means opportunity to me,” said chapter member Lisa McNulty in Memphis, Tenn. “Our chapter creates an opportunity for us to make a bigger impact in our community and allows us to create more opportunities for others.”
“When our membership grows, our communities become stronger, and that is the cornerstone of our mission,” said Royal Neighbors Human Resources Executive Angie Johnson. “Our core strategy is to support and engage our employees and members through philanthropic investment and a commitment to volunteerism. This mutually reinforces a loop in a virtuous circle that creates a world that we all want to live in.”
“By growing and leveraging our membership, we are broadening our reach and creating a ripple effect in the communities where our members live and raise their families,” said Director of Philanthropy Amy Jones. “We are working to make our members’ impact meaningful, measurable, and long-lasting for both today and tomorrow.”
Stories about employees and members who exemplify Royal Neighbors’ “neighbor-helping-neighbor” philosophy can be found online at theroyalneighbor.org.
Royal Neighbors of America is a unique provider of life insurance and annuities whose mission is to protect women financially and empower them to improve their lives, families, and communities. Royal Neighbors was founded in 1895 as a membership organization by nine pioneering women who recognized the need to insure the lives of women and children. In 2020, Royal Neighbors was upgraded to “A Excellent” (3rd highest out of 13) by the AM Best Company for overall financial strength and ability to meet ongoing obligations to certificate holders. The rating was affirmed as of November 30, 2021. Royal Neighbors is a five-time Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization. For more information about Royal Neighbors of America, go to royalneighbors.org.
Marie Young, Manager, Communications
Marie.Young@royalneighbors.org | (309) 732-8280