The Riley Foundation Thursday became the first affiliate member of the Meridian area Navy League.
A plaque was presented by Navy League representative, Tom McQuire, to Bob Deen, the foundation's general counsel.
"Navy League of Meridian really appreciates the support of the Riley Foundation, their leadership," said Tom McGuire of the Navy League. "And being the first community affiliate for Meridian, we hope this is just one of many, many more to follow."
"We need to show our support for organizations like the Navy League and we offer our total support as the Riley Foundation," said Bob Deen, representing the foundation.
Affiliate members are usually small businesses interested in helping their communities.