Minnesota Agent Earns Richard Tobin Award
Brian Marketon, an agent with Catholic Order of Foresters, earned a Richard Tobin Benevolence Award from COF. This award is based on Marketon’s production with COF’s Single Premium Universal Life product. Marketon, an agent in COF’s Central Minnesota Agency, chose two different organizations to receive the proceeds of his award: Holy Trinity School in Winsted, Minn., and St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Delano, Minn.
“This is a small K-12 Catholic school,” Marketon said of Holy Trinity. “If there is any way to support the school, I like to do so.” Holy Trinity School will use the $250 donation for the gym floor restoration project.
St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish will use the $250 donation it received for the marriage enrichment programs. “There are new programs starting this year, and these funds will help get those programs off the ground,” Marketon explained, adding that he wants to support the growth in any way he can.
Catholic Order of Foresters’ top 20 agents earned Richard Tobin Benevolence Awards, worth $500 each, in 2018. COF donates the money to the church, school or community organization of each agent’s choice. These awards are made possible through COF’s Welfare and Relief Fund. The late High Chief Ranger Richard Tobin established this fund to allocate money for fraternal good.