The Slovene National Benefit Society was founded in 1904 to offer affordable life insurance to Slovenian immigrants. In honor of the founding fathers they have retained their Slovenian initials, SNPJ, which stand for Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota, meaning Slovene National Benefit Society. SNPJ social and fraternal events were a way to preserve the culture of a homeland left behind and build new friendships in America.
Now open to people of all backgrounds, SNPJ continues to offer a full package of social, athletic and cultural opportunities, along with college scholarships, community
service projects and much more. Today, SNPJ is one of America's most progressive fraternal benefit societies, offering a wide range of life insurance and annuity products.
Out of the 2,000 life insurance companies and societies in America, less than 100 have been in business as long as they have.
SNPJ is a not-for-profit organization. The local lodges associated with this organization (as well as the other fraternal and sororital Slovenian societies like KSKJ and SWU, etc.) still are the heart and soul of Slovenian cultural activities in the U.S. You can find out more about the SNPJ at their website:http://www.snpj.com/
You can find out more about the other societies through my Slovenian-American Central website:http://www.angelfire.com/oh4/slovenian/