Lisa Mick named American Fraternal Alliance's Fraternalist of the Year

Lisa Mick named American Fraternal Alliance's Fraternalist of the Year

Lisa Mick named American Fraternal Alliance's Fraternalist of the Year

The American Fraternal Alliance proudly announced that Lisa Mick, a Chapter 19 member of Catholic Financial Life in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is the 2013 Fraternalist of the Year. Mick was recognized at the 2013 Alliance Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida."Lisa Mick represents the very active face of fraternalism, not only in Fond du Lac, but throughout Wisconsin and North America as well,” said Alliance President and CEO Joseph J. Annotti.

The Fraternalist of the Year Award is given annually to recognize the nation’s top volunteer among the almost 9 million members affiliated with the Alliance’s member societies. The award goes to a fraternal benefit society member who has provided outstanding volunteer service in his or her community and excellent leadership in his or her local chapter throughout the past year. All 70 member societies of the Alliance are invited to nominate their top volunteer. Mick received a commemorative trophy and a $1,000 donation to the charity of her choice.

“Lisa is a wonderful example of a person who truly embodies Catholic Financial Life’s corporate values of passion, authenticity and innovation,” according to Bill O’Toole, president and CEO of Catholic Financial Life. “She has a wonderful ability to inspire and unite others to rally around an important cause. We are honored to have her among our membership.”

Mick has chosen the Catholic Financial Life Foundation, as the charity to receive the $1,000 honorarium being made by the American Fraternal Alliance. The Foundation provides scholarships to students from first grade all the way through college.

A 21-year member of Catholic Financial Life, Mick has been a force behind the success of her chapter, using her “can’t-turn-me-down” smile. Besides serving as president of Chapter 19, she has served Catholic Financial Life as chair of the Judiciary Committee, as a member of the Catholic Financial Life Foundation board of directors, and as a member of its Fraternal Leaders Advisory Group, a fraternal “think-tank” on fraternal matters.

She also is active in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a board member, participating in marathons and organizing their Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour fundraiser which netted $866,000 last year for patient aid and research. Her marathon team created a Shakin’ the Shack fundraiser for a two-year-old facing three years of chemotherapy. Her family also participates in her mission including their backyard annual Wiffle Ball Tournament which benefits a community member in need.

About the American Fraternal Alliance

The American Fraternal Alliance promotes and supports the missions of its 70 not-for-profit fraternal benefit society members operating in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Fraternal benefit societies are a different kind of life insurance provider, securing members’ futures through reliable financial service offerings, and giving back to their local communities through meaningful volunteer activities. Alliance member societies represent nearly 9 million individuals, making it one of America’s largest member-volunteer networks.

Through advocacy, public policy and providing opportunities for a broader understanding of fraternal benefit societies as financial providers and community service activists, the Alliance serves as a vital and valued resource. The Alliance promotes the fraternal model, member involvement and interaction as well as collaboration with industry, public policymakers and non-profit community service organizations. The American Fraternal Alliance delivers highly effective and efficient operations regarding membership, and allows every board and committee member to have a voice in issues that affect the Alliance and member fraternals. For more information, visit

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