Palatine, IL, September 3, 2020 — The MDRT Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Palatine-based SALUTE, INC. The grant will help support SALUTE's Emergency Financial Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance to military members and veterans and their families experiencing financial difficulties brought on by deployment, extended active duty or injury.

Through its global grants programs, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the MDRT Foundation will award over $1.5 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to more than 250 charitable organizations.

Representing the MDRT Foundation, Curtis Matlin presented the grant to Mary Beth Beiersdorf, Executive Director of SALUTE, INC. on March 9, 2020 during its quarterly Board meeting.

Mr. Matlin is a Life Member of MDRT and a Diamond Knight of the MDRT Foundation. He is a Wilmette, Illinois resident, an active longtime supporter and Board Member of SALUTE.

SALUTE, INC. passionately pursues meeting the financial, physical and emotional needs of military service members, veterans and their families. They strive to raise awareness of their sacrifices and provide a safety net to ensure every military family is treated with honor and dignity. The transition to civilian life is often difficult, especially when there are multiple deployments and injury.

SALUTE delivers short term financial assistance to bridge the temporary income gaps and meet basic living needs of military and veteran families. For information visit


About the MDRT Foundation:

The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $36 million in more than 72 countries throughout the world and in all 50 U.S. states. These funds were raised by MDRT members and industry partners. For more information, visit

About MDRT:

Founded in 1927, Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is a global, independent association of more than 72,000 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 nations and territories. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. For more information, please visit and follow them on Twitter @MDRtweet

SALUTE, INC. is a recognized 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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