2020 Gratitude Report

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2020 GRATITUDE REPORT Your Gifts Made a Difference!




“Because of YOU, our donors, we persevered through some of the biggest challenges many of us may ever face.” TABLE of CONTENTS Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation


Masonic Children’s Home


Masonic Villages Making a Difference Across the State


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Financial Report


Thank You to Our Donors



a note from

R.W. Grand Master Thomas Gamon, IV It is difficult for me to capture in words my gratitude for your support and generosity. Because of your benevolence, our Masonic Charities were able to overcome the many trials we faced in 2020. Rather than dwell on the difficulties we encountered, let us celebrate the resilience of Pennsylvania Freemasonry and our Masonic Charities. Because of YOU, our donors, we persevered through some of the biggest challenges in our long history. While the reach of our Masonic Charities is worldwide, taking care of those close to home was a priority this past year. The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania continued to highlight and preserve Pennsylvania Freemasonry’s history through digital means and was able to focus on restorations to our majestic Masonic Temple. The Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation was able to keep connections and find new ways to support youth group members, educate leaders in the community and give back to those in need. The Masonic Children’s Home gave 40 youth the tools and guidance to navigate new and different ways of learning and socializing, while keeping them active and engaged. The Masonic Villages continued its dedicated services for close to 3,000 individuals, while adapting to changing safety precautions and providing convenience and peace of mind for those in our care. The Masonic Outreach Program provided Home Assistance to Pennsylvania Freemasons, their wives or widows facing hardships. The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Charity Foundation (formerly Masonic Charities Fund) provided support to our Library and Museum and Youth Foundation, along with other important Masonic charitable activities at a national level, including the George Washington Masonic Memorial. Thank you for supporting one or more of our Masonic Charities in 2020 and growing the good works perpetuated through Pennsylvania Freemasonry. Keep reading to learn more about those impacted by your gifts. We are all bonded by our connection to Freemasonry and the mission of our Masonic Charities; a mission made possible because of you.




“The atmosphere encourages you to be a productive member of the craft.”

Research is important to Brother Michael Moran, a retired professor and academic, so it’s no surprise that in his retirement, Michael has gravitated toward Masonic scholarship and education. “Academics is like being in a fraternity,” he said. “When I neared retirement, I asked myself, ‘what else is out there that is a fraternal organization?’ That led to me becoming a Mason. I really enjoy the reading. The craft is similar to academics in that I’m 4


able to work with, and learn from, Masons both here and abroad.” A member of Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682, Elizabethtown, Michael is also a Chapter, Council and Commandery member and belongs to two Allied Masonic Degree (AMD) councils. He also belongs to the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.   An experienced researcher, Michael has found The Masonic Library and Museum vital to his studies. He has

borrowed many books and other materials in order to complete the Master Masonic Scholar’s Program through the Pennsylvania Academy of Masonic Knowledge, the Scottish Rite Master Craftsman Program (Southern Jurisdiction) and the Hauts Grades Academy Program (Northern Masonic Jurisdiction). “As a [former] professor, I find libraries and librarians to be gifts from God,” Michael said. “The same goes for the Masonic Library. Cathy Giaimo’s knowledge and skills are


Garnered 2,400+ VIEWS on Masonic Temple’s new YouTube video page

truly remarkable. She was able to locate materials I could not find and made them available to me. She was also truly kind about helping me deal with deadlines and juggling multiple simultaneous projects.” Michael is currently the book review editor for “The Journal of the Masonic Society” and has published work in many other journals. “Masonic scholarship is important to me,” he said. A Professor Emeritus from Misericordia University, Michael taught geriatrics, gerontology and physical therapy for more than 20 years. A self-proclaimed “professional student,” Michael has graduate degrees in administration, physical therapy and education. Although retired, he still serves on committees for doctoral students working on their research/dissertations. Plus, he continues to do his own research. Michael speaks highly about the Masonic Temple.

“It’s a marvelous building,” he said. “It offers so much. My wife and I had the privilege of going on a guided tour. The building is beautiful and has an ‘old world’ feel to it. The atmosphere encourages you to be a productive member of the craft. For me, the Temple has a calm peacefulness to it. It’s designed in a way that feels inviting.” Masonic Library and Museum staff have become more resourceful and innovative in programming, finding new ways to share the light of Freemasonry. Thanks to you, they have tackled important maintenance projects at the Masonic Temple over the last year and are evaluating and planning work required for other Masonic monuments throughout Pennsylvania. You’ve also helped staff create virtual tours of the Masonic Temple and videos of important artifacts, catalogue vast collections and develop virtual educational programs to assist members and the public in learning about the fraternity now and in the future.

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Added 75 NEW BOOKS


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“I want to start a kindness revolution, and 2020 seemed like the perfect time.”

Everyone can use a little sunshine during a difficult time. Steffanie Barth realized this and has made it her mission to spread some light in her role within Rainbow Girls, one of the three youth groups the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation supports. Steffanie was elected Grand Worthy Advisor in 2020 and led the group as they navigated cancellations, hosted online events and extended charity efforts due to the pandemic. “Our biggest accomplishment 6


was holding our Grand Assembly, even though we couldn’t meet in person,” she explained. The Grand Assembly is a celebration where new Rainbow Girls leaders are initiated. The assembly was live-streamed, thanks to donors who helped provide access to technologies that allowed all the Masonic youth groups to hold virtual events. During the two-day event, members enjoyed video clips from members, featuring dances, songs and other performances in addition to the ceremonies.

“We were all pretty sad about it at first,” Steffanie said. “The beginning of my first term didn’t start as I imagined, but it ended up being a really good time.” The Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation also used online tools to host workshops for adults, covering topics including cyberbullying and how to handle anxiety during the pandemic. Since Steffanie joined the Rainbow Girls, she has developed the confidence and leadership skills which allowed her to plan virtual activities


Delivered 9,488 MEALS through the Food for Friends initiative for those in need

and helped the girls connect, even if they couldn’t see each other in person. Through Rainbow Girls, Steffanie has also learned the importance of thinking beyond herself and considering the challenges others may be facing. Throughout the pandemic, Steffanie and her fellow Rainbow Girls continued completing community service projects. “We sent out cards to nursing homes,” Steffanie said. “A lot of families [during COVID-19] couldn’t visit, so we wanted to help them as much as we could.” The Grand Worthy Advisor also helps guide the fundraising efforts for Rainbow Girls for the year. Steffanie wanted to focus their efforts on partnering with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and they had many groups and individuals donate to their cause. In Steffanie’s position, she also got to pick a theme to help inspire and guide the younger members.

The title of Steffanie’s theme was “spread some sunshine,” and their anthem song was “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. “I want to start a kindness revolution, and 2020 seemed like the perfect time,” she said. “We were just trying to get people to focus on the good things.” Steffanie attends Robert Morris University and studies counseling psychology. She has always been active on her college campus with extracurricular groups, so taking on extra responsibility isn’t too much of a challenge. “Being really busy has never been an issue for me,” she said, thanks to the time management skills she’s learned as a Rainbow Girl. One of the reasons she has always been so connected to Rainbow Girls is because it offers her a family. “I’m an only child … so I love having so many sisters who I can call and reach out to. I’ve gotten to travel around and meet so many new people.”


Trained 1,883 INDIVIDUALS at virtual and in-person Educational Institute Workshops

Gave resources to 667 ADULT VOLUNTEERS





“As I got settled, a lot of doors were opening for me. My life has changed for the better.”

Cassie grew up in a good town. It had an excellent school system, multiple parks and lots of activities. However, even with all of these things around her, she couldn’t reach her fullest potential. Cassie was living with her grandmother, who was also raising her brothers, one of which, at the time, was an infant. While she loved her grandchildren, Cassie’s grandmother was overwhelmed with taking care of all of them, so there wasn’t much support in Cassie’s life. “It was too hard for her to be a 8


grandparent and a parent at the same time,” Cassie said. “My grandmother had always known about this place [the Masonic Children’s Home], and she thought it was best that I come here.” The children’s home had the support Cassie needed to live up to her fullest potential, along with all the activities and outdoor space she could ever want. Cassie moved to the children’s home when she was 7 years old, and remembers the transition being difficult. She was only in second grade, and the next youngest girl at the children’s home at the time was in sixth. “It took a few months to

break out of my shell and socialize with the other kids,” she said. “The more I learned about the kids and the house parents, the more comfortable I got. [The house parents] try their best to help you. It’s a place full of people you can trust.” Last year, as the pandemic paused many of the activities she usually enjoyed, Cassie took up song writing to help her process everything that was going on. A lot of what she writes is personal thoughts in her journal, which helps her to de-stress. With a hectic school schedule being split


Served 5,475 MEALS while kids learned from home

between in-person and online classes, she found herself needing healthy outlets. Fortunately, donor support provided house parents with the technology to become teachers, as well as extra meals while the kids learned remotely. Cassie also likes being outside and taking long walks, especially on weekends. Being outside in the fresh air helps her to decompress after a hard day at school, or just allows her to enjoy the beautiful campus where the children’s home sits atop a hill, looking out over Lancaster County farmland. When she sits in the Centennial Garden at the children’s home, reading the names of all the people who made her current situation possible, Cassie often thinks of the donors to whom she’s grateful: “Without your help, this place wouldn’t be possible, and I wouldn’t be here.

She was also able to have a family reunion in 2019, when her grandmother moved to Masonic Village at Elizabethtown. She’s now only a short walk away from the children’s home. “Being so close to her has definitely helped,” she said. Cassie has been here for over nine years and has found the freedom and purpose she always wanted.

40 LAPTOPS used to help with online learning

Welcomed 6 NEW KIDS

“Being here helped me see life in a different way,” she said. “I’m now excited to go to college and get a good education. It just helped me find a purpose.” Last year, in addition to providing youth with essentials, education and purpose, donors, like you, stepped up to help with purchasing face masks and special treats, like ice cream sundaes, to encourage the spirits of kids like Cassie.

“My life has changed for the better. As I got settled, a lot of doors were opened for me. There are so many opportunities.”

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“It’s a wonderful feeling knowing someone is taking care of me.”

Resident Carolyn McCampbell has found a place which allows her to spend her years doing things that bring her joy and purpose: Masonic Villages. “It’s a wonderful feeling knowing someone is taking care of me. It’s like they can read my mind here sometimes,” she said. “I love it every day and every hour. There hasn’t been a day where I wished I wasn’t here.” Carolyn and her late husband, Roy (a devoted Mason), lived in their home for nearly 60 years. 10


After Carolyn suffered a fall, and her husband’s dementia and other medical problems worsened, the couple decided to briefly move in with one of their daughters before moving to a long-term care facility.

time], and we had a very nice life,” Carolyn said. “I knew I was coming to a lovely place. All of the people here are so kind to me.”

Carolyn, a member of The Order of the Eastern Star, knew she wanted to go to Masonic Village at Elizabethtown. Unfortunately, her husband passed away nine days before they arrived at their new home.

Carolyn enjoys having access to a “wonderful” library at Masonic Village because she loves to read. “I like a lot of books,” she said. “They [the staff] bring me library books. If I’m getting low on books, the next thing I know there are books here. I like a nice, good book that has a happy ending.”

“I’m 94, and he was 90 [at the

When she’s not reading, Carolyn likes


Provided a HOME to 2,905 RESIDENTS+

Supported 2,518 STAFF attending church services, playing the chimes and taking long walks through her building. “It’s a big place, and I discovered shortly after moving here they had rocking chairs at the other end of the building, which I enjoy very much. I walk over there, sit in a rocker, meet with friends, talk and walk back to my room again. I like to walk. You know the old saying, ‘use it or lose it.’” Carolyn appreciates living at Masonic Village because she can receive the care she needs while still remaining independent. “I’m a stubborn old lady,” she said. “They give me my medicine and anything I need. I’ll do it if I can [do it]. I’ve been very blessed.” Carolyn recently relocated to Masonic Village at Sewickley, in order to live closer


to another daughter. She’s confident she will enjoy the experience just as much as she has in Elizabethtown. “My daughters are so thankful for the care I receive because they love their mother and want me taken care of,” she said. “Everyone should come here because their family doesn’t have to worry about them. My needs are met over and above what I expected.” Donors, like you, enable residents, like Carolyn, to add a joyful chapter to their lives. She can live in comfort and enjoy daily pleasures like reading, walking and visiting friends, without concern for expenses or where to turn if she needs assistance. YOU ensure residents’ life stories have happy endings.

This includes residents of nursing, personal care and memory care areas; retirement living residences; the Bleiler Caring Cottage; and the Masonic Children’s Home. *This amount consists of approximately $9.9 million (at cost) of free care and services and $24.7 million (at cost) for care and services above the amount reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and other third party payers.

Made $34.6 MILLION* in charitable care possible

Earned an “A” GLOBAL RATING from Standard & Poors

Cared for 326 HOSPICE PATIENTS and their families 1-800-599-6454



You helped protect our residents and staff when we needed you most. Thank you!

Thanks to you, residents of Masonic Villages experienced joys over the last year, ranging from one-onone music therapy sessions to an outdoor autumn labyrinth to a visit from Santa and his elves. While these events are typical across campuses, with the challenges of 2020, the success of each one required extra effort and dedication. Day-to-day services across all five locations needed “all hands on deck.” Many non-direct care team members volunteered to work outside their 12


normal roles to serve residents. Beyond their daily responsibilities, staff spent additional hours properly disinfecting and cleaning areas of the campus; screening fellow employees; preparing and delivering additional meals, prescriptions, groceries and activities to residents; setting up video chats so residents could see their loved ones; and protecting entrances to reduce exposure from outside visitors. You enabled staff to focus on their

tasks and residents’ needs and not worry about whether they’d have the right tools at their disposal. Generous donations helped provide for additional staff hours and items to combat this virus and its effects on residents’ lives. These items included personal protective equipment (PPE), testing/screening materials, additional food for residents so they didn’t need to leave campus, disinfectant products, low-cost meals for employees and technology (such as iPads) to continue helping


Provided 5,336 1:1 MUSIC THERAPY sessions

Assisted residents with 12,756 VIDEO CHATS

71,000+ FACE MASKS in inventory at peak

residents video chat with their families. Masonic lodges, Order of the Eastern Star chapters and others in our local communities provided donations of PPE. Local restaurants shared free lunches for staff. Gifts of simple items, like flowers, cards, crossword puzzle books and playing cards, brightened residents’ lives. Through it all, memories were still made and comfort ensured. Beatrice Leone, in Lafayette Hill, safely celebrated her 100th birthday, and Max and Lou

Bowman, of Dallas, honored 70 years of marriage. Residents in Warminster enjoyed door-to-door activities like a luau and “cart-ival,” while in Sewickley, they welcomed a new wooded trail for outdoor recreation. Jill Jordan, who resides in Idaho, was able to talk with her parents in Elizabethtown worry-free: “I knew somebody was there and was caring for them.” When times grew tough, YOU brought hope, the greatest gift Masonic Villages’ staff and residents could have asked for.

$7.1 MILLION – cost of COVID-19 response, including lost revenue and unplanned expenses (overtime pay, supplies, screening, testing, etc.). Even with government funding and grants, Masonic Villages’ mission was significantly impacted by COVID-19. 1-800-599-6454



Your gifts made an immeasurable difference in 2020 in the lives of those in need. Your continued support will help the Masonic Charities enhance the lives of countless men, women and children in 2021 and beyond.


of your gift directly supports charitable work less than


is used for administration and fundraising

Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania Condensed Statements of Activities Without Donor Restrictions for the years ended Dec. 31, 2020 and 2019



Operating revenues



Operating expenses





257, 268




Loss incurred in the fulfillment of our charitable mission* Gifts and Bequests Contribution from Masonic Villages Contribution from Grand Lodge Contribution from Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Charity Foundation Investment income and realized gains earned on accumulated past support from the members and friends of the fraternity Excess (deficiency) of revenues, support and gains over expenses







Any excess of revenues and support over expenses is reinvested so the Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania can continue to provide services.

*Losses incurred in the fulfillment of our charitable mission are historically covered by the following support from members and friends of the fraternity: gifts and bequests, contributions from our affiliated 14


organizations, investment income and realized gains. Any excess of revenues and support over expenses is reinvested so the Masonic Charities can continue to provide charitable services.

Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation Condensed Statements of Activities Without Donor Restrictions for the years ended Dec. 31, 2020 and 2019



Operating revenues



Operating expenses



Loss incurred in the fulfillment of our charitable mission*








Investment income and realized gains earned on accumulated past support from the members and friends of the fraternity



Excess (deficiency) of revenues, support and gains over expenses



Gifts and Bequests Contribution from Masonic Villages Contribution from Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Charity Foundation

Any excess of revenues and support over expenses is reinvested so the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation can continue to provide services.

Masonic Villages of Pennsylvania Condensed Statements of Activities Without Donor Restrictions for the years ended Dec. 31, 2020 and 2019 (Dollars in thousands) 2020


Operating revenues



Operating expenses



Contributions to other Masonic charitable organizations



Loss incurred in the fulfillment of our charitable mission*









Gifts and Bequests Realized gains earned on accumulated past support from the members and friends of the fraternity Excess (deficiency) of revenues, support and gains over expenses

The operating expenses of the Masonic Villages have historically exceeded operating revenues. Through the generosity of Freemasons and friends of the fraternity, contributions and bequests enable the Masonic Villages to cover this deficit. The bequests, which have been generously donated to the Masonic Villages, have been invested, and the investment income earned on these funds allow Masonic Villages to continue its “Mission of Love” and caring for those in need. Any excess funds will be invested, so Masonic Villages can continue to provide charitable services to our residents and to the community in the future. On Jan. 1, 2020, Masonic Villages became the sole member of Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation and the Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania. As a result, the financial activities of these two organizations are now included in Masonic Villages’ condensed statements of activities for 2020 and subsequent years.




Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania, Anne K. Gratz

Arlene D. Mummert


Robert M. Griffin

Murray S. Cashdollar, Jr. and Wayne

17th Masonic District School of Instruction

Benjamin F. Griscom IV

Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682

Carol P. Gumto

Ted J. and Alice S. Ackroyd

Frank and Ruth Hall, Jr.

Edwin E. Naythons

Charles H. and Bernadine C. Armstrong

James H. Heidler

Ronald L. and Barbara L. Nicarry

Athelstan-Lamberton Lodge No. 482

Deane W. Hillegass

Frank W. and Judith M. Nikischer, Sr.

Donald O. and Betty Jane Bachman

Judi Hindes

Susan R. Ostermueller *

Shirley M. Becks

Wendell R. and Carol A. Hunt

Nancy Pfahler

Betty A. Rowe Charitable Fund of Gulf

Evelyn Hunter-Longdon

Jennifer L. Phillips

Infinity Lodge No. 546

William J. and Kathy W. Prazenica

Kenneth W. and Elaine K. Bleiler

Jerusalem Lodge No. 506

Prudential Foundation

Robert J. and Patsy A. Bowman

Clayton J. and Theresa Karambelas

Martin E. Ray

Betty L. Brandt *

Joan D. Kelley

Frank Reid

Clarence A. and Helen L. Brockman

Kelly Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

Retirement Living Craft Group

Robert R. Carthew *

Gerald E. and Patricia A. Kemmerer

Richard Vaux Brotherhood Lodge No. 126

Chandler Lodge No. 227

Sally A. Kinzey

Rooster Woodshop

Peter W. and Sandra C. Coulston

James H. Koch, Sr.

Ronal Roth

Charles E. and Carol C. Curry

E. Thomas Kuhn, Jr.

Daniel A. Rutkowski *

Helen M. Cyzio

Reynold L. Lackey

Frederick P. and Mary Jane Sample

Mary Dearden

William R. Letcher

Sally Sue Scheidemantel

Donald P. and Maureen A. Dillon

Jack E. Llewellyn

Scott Electric Foundation Inc.

Virginia Ecker

Lodge No. 9

Shafer Family Charitable Trust Foundation

Eklego Workforces Solutions LLC

Lodge No. 62

Shekinah-Fernwood Lodge No. 246

George W. and Carla S. Fishel, Jr.

Heath and Holly Mackley *

Chris Showler

Arlene S. Flohr

Prudence P. Mann

Karl H. Smith, Sr.

Calvin K. and Pennie J. Flury, Jr.

Theresa Marek

Willard A. and Lucille C. Snyder

Robert C. and Marilyn D. Forney

Masonic Village Elizabethtown

Thomas M. and Sarah S. St. Clair

Coast Community Foundation

Fraser Advanced Information Systems


Order of Eastern Star, Inc.

Residents’ Association

Verna S. Minehart Harry A. and Audrey M. Moseley, Jr.

G. Cashdollar at the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

Lester G. Sutter *

Robert A. and Katherine L. Frederick

Michael B. and Marcia C. McKee

TETO Corporation

Helen D. Friant

George R. and Elaine L. McLaughlin *

Teutonia Lodge No. 367

Robert E. Gabosch

Donald A. and Linda McMillan *

Theodore R. & Lillian S. Helmbold Fund

Henry R. and Martha S. Gally

Rosemary M. Merwin *

James M. R. and Betty W. Gotta

Marian L. Metroka

Mark A. and Judith R. Townsend

William F. Gottschalk

Richard A. and Diane M. Miller

C. DeForrest Trexler


of the Pittsburgh Foundation

*Members of Cornerstone Circle (see back cover)

Joan D. Turns

John H. Beiseigel *

Dietrick Lamade Lodge No. 755

Robert E. and Joyce L. Umbaugh

John P. and Barbara L. Berk

Rosina H. Dippi

William H. Underwood III

James M. and Helen S. Berry, Sr.

Galen E. and Nancy J. Dreibelbis

Vanguard Charitable

Adam Keith Blackwood

Duquesne-McKeesport Lodge No. 731

Alfred E. Vaughan, Jr.

Alvin H. and Diane S. Blitz

Jacqueline R. Eakin

Larry K. and Nancy L. Webster

Richard E. and Donna L. Brandt

Margery B. H. English

Allen E. and Nancy E. Wenrich *

Breidegam Family Foundation

Eureka-West Shore Lodge No. 302

Robert E. Wetzel *

Charles F. and Donna H. Breneman, Jr.

Raymond T. and Darlene W. Fairfax

Widows Sons Masonic Riders

Paul P. and Mary O. A. Bricknell

Family of Mary Jane McDowell

Melanie E. Brown

Joel L. and Yong Soon Farwell

William E. C. and Mary Dearden Foundation

Association - Lancaster Chapter

Michael H. Brown

John R. Filson

Larry J. and Carol S. Wolford

Stuart L. and Barbara G. Brown

Richard H. and Barbara Fogarty

Laetitia C. Woods

J. Kenneth and Pamela K. Brubaker

Pamela S. Formica *

The Yeakel Family

Clyde E. and Sarah E. Burkholder

Robert C. and Marilyn D. Forney

Luther A. and Kimberly A. Zarfoss, II

Raymond Cardona and Jean M. Cairns

Frankford Lodge No. 292

Charles M. Zell

Ronald L. and Karen J. Campbell *

John R. Frazier

Thomas N. and Romaine R. Campbell

Charles L. and Johanna C. Fuellgraf, Jr.


Carlisle Lodge No. 260

Joanne M. Fullmer

James L. Cebular, Jr.

Marina Galli

Robert J. Cepielik

Wayne M. and Nancylee Garafola


Carol E. Chew *

Jules B. and Patricia M. Garfunkel *

8th Masonic District School of Instruction

Larry R. Christenson

Wendy Gavell

30th Masonic District

Clark Mechanical Services, Inc.

Raymond T. and Wendy A. George

Glenn R. and Gaile M. Achey

Nancy M. Cline

Joy E. Gifford

LTG (Ret) and Mrs. Ronald E. Adams

Community Lodge No. 744

Dolores Gift

Grace M. Adkins

Carla L. Cox

Robert T. Girling

Mary E. Alban

David E. and Clara O. Cranmer *

Robert C. Glunt *

Donald E. and Jeanette F. Altrichter

Joseph P. and Darlene R. Crawford *

Randall M. Gotwalt

Anthony and Linda R. Ambrose

Mason A. Crawford

Grand Court Order of the Amaranth

Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite,

H. Lawrence and Wendy H. Culp, Jr.

Greater Johnstown Lodge No. 538

Charles E. and Carol C. Curry

Robert G. and Margie M. Gregoire

Suzanne E. Anderson *

Ian Jordan Daiz

Robert F. and Jean L. Grim

James E. Andrews

Elizabeth Jane Davis

Gerald W. and Jacqueline H. Groff

Ann and Frank Cahouet Foundation

William C. and Susan L. Davis, Jr.

Merle B. and Gertrude M. Growden

Alfred M. and Gloria A. Asheuer

William J. Decker

Carol P. Gumto

Charles A. Baltzer

Paul James DiCicco

Mary K. Gutshall

Doris H. and Kenneth F. Beane

William H. and Heather Dickey

William C. Hall

Valley of Philadelphia

*Members of Cornerstone Circle (see back cover)



David E. and Nancy S. Halliwell

Alan A. Marfin

William G. and Nancy A. Pearson *

Dennis and Elaine Hamm

Masonic Village & Elizabethtown

Pfizer Foundation

Mary E. Hansen William R. and Carol A. Hawthorne Paul R. and Marcia R. Heckman George E. and Elizabeth A. Heinly Herbert Groskin Foundation Hermann-Humboldt Lodge No. 125 Kenneth H. and Rhonda L. Herring *

Model Railroad Club Masonic Village at Dallas Residents’ Association Masonic Village at Elizabethtown Resident Garden Club Masonic Village at Sewickley Retirement Living Association

Robert S. and Alice S. Pinnock * Pittsburgh School of Instruction PNC Institutional Asset Management Dale L. Powell Pulaski Lodge No. 216 Reading Lodge No. 549 George F. Reitz

Phoebe J. Herrington

Masonic Village Travel Club

Christian B. Reynolds

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Matthew R. Mayo

Herbert W. and Nancy Lou A. Ridyard

Bryan L. and Eileen Hill *

Lisa M. McBride

RLPS Architects

James A. and Doralice P. Hinton

Brian L. McCombs

Debra Rodgers

Virginia S. Holladay

Ronald A. and Judy A. McKnight

Raymond G. and Sheila C. Roeder

David L. Hollinger

Martha J. McNutt

Lillian J. Rothwell

JoAnne Hollinger

George W. and Beverly R. Mehaffie *

Michael N. and Judy A. Rutter

Eleanor P. Homisak

A. Lucille Meissner

Sally E. Law Charitable Fund

Richard L. and Marge Horn

Galen J. Mellott

John S. Savickas *

Jeffrey L. and Mary L. James

Adele S. Walsh Meseroll

Gregory M. Schaeffer

Edmund C. and JoAnn Jones

Donald C. Meyers *

Thomas J. and Linda Schmidt

Doris K. Kahmar

Meyersdale Lodge No. 554

Beverly J. Schreadley

John W. and Mary A. Keister, Jr.

Richard A. and Geraldine L. Miller

William C. and Nancy Schreffler *

Verna J. Kern

Scott L. and Diane L. Miller

Karren E. Scott

Catherine M. Kessler

Thomas F. and Betty A. Miller

Joan Seiders

Richard J. and Susan C. Kirk

Mitchell Lodge No. 081

Terry L. and Lori A. Seiders

Frederick N. and Theresa T. Koehler *

Isabel Carmen Moore

Seligsohn Foundation

Dallas L. and Diane J. Krapf

G. Edward Morelock

Shamokin Lodge No. 255

Baird P. and Marion H. Krecker

Roxanne Tavakkol and Chris Moulin

Julia L. Shaw

Jay A. Kriska

William S. and Joan Moyer *

Herbert S. and Barbara Shear

David K. and Judith P. Kurtz

W. Scott and Lynette Muller

Richard E. and Nancy H. Shortuse

Glenn R. and Barbara J. Kurzenknabe

Joseph E. and Barbara A. Murphy

Shrewsbury Lodge No. 423

Lewis Family Foundation

Richard F. and Michelle Montgomery Muth

John and Cindy Sibole

Warren L. and Margaret M. Lewis, Sr.

Elwood G. and Nancy J. Nentwig *

Matthew L. Silfies

Nancy Liebegott

Doris M. Novinger *

George R. Simms *

Lodge No. 043

Thomas L. and Margaret E. Oakey

David and Veronica Sims

David J. and Mildred J. Lutz

Robert C. and Linley F. Oberman, Jr.

Jay W. and Nancy E. Smith

Engracia Mack

Palestine-Roxborough Lodge No. 135

Kenneth R. and Helene Smith *

Donald E. and Patricia A. March

Ruth A. Pavelik *

Scott and Cathy Snyder

John Kenneth and Jan Kay March

William G. Pearce

Joseph M. Sobeski



*Members of Cornerstone Circle (see back cover)

Southampton-Radiant Star Lodge No. 806

Richard E. and Lori Beth Wise

Herb Marder

Timothy B. and Marcia L. Spangler

Carol Lee Wolf

Theresa Emily Marek

St. Alban Lodge No. 529

Judith A. Wolfe *

Michael and Linda Mattes

St. John’s Lodge No. 435

Justin Wolgemuth *

George R. and Elaine L. McLaughlin *

Cynthia Stadtfeld

Jeffrey M. and Sharon Lee Wonderling

George P. and A. Lucille Meissner

Thomas H. and Sandra A. Stecher

Edith P. Yeager

Larry and Carol Miller

Phyllis E. Stevens *

Andrew S. and Doris A. Zelez

Larry M. and Connie A. Morris

Steven N. Stitzer

Jan Zimmerman

Robert J. and Joan R. Muffler

Clifford S. and Beverly A. Sweigart

Kenneth R. and Phyllis E. Zimmerman

Joseph E. and Barbara A. Murphy

Carl L. and Beverly J. Swope

William R. Oberholtzer G. Marie Painter

Robert F. and Joan K. Terwilliger


Edward A. and Anne N. Tessaro


Eleanor S. Rankin

Thrivent Financial Choice Program

Robert G. and Adele R. Argot

Christian Reynolds

Ray E. and Annette Tierney

Larry C. and Judy K. Balthaser

Jim and Dot Rouke

Franklin E. Timm, Jr.

Richard L. and Shirley F. Chamberlain

Joanna B. Sadler

Nick Tisak and Madeline M. Kosela

Carol Chew *

Frederick P. and Mary Jane Sample

Tree of Life Gathering

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Coxe

Anthony D. and Cheryl E. Schafer

Merr W. Trumbore

Mason Crawford

Robert and Doris Schaffner

Ruth E. Turpin

Helen M. Cyzio

Richard E. Sheesley

Robert H. and Roberta A. Vaiden

Jay E. Davis (MH ‘58)

John W. and Gail G. Shupe

Rev. A. Preston and Brenda Van Deursen

Bro. Earl A. and Betty L. Deibert *

Jay W. and Nancy E. Smith

Debra J. Vanek

Frank J. DeRosa, Sr.

Ivan and Hannah Snyder

Vanguard Charitable

Raymond and Lynn Dietz

John B. and Jennifer L. Sweigart

Vaux Lodge No. 406

Paul L. and Ann R. Edinger

Richard E. Sykora

Delores Dengler Vitas

Frank and Lois Eiler

James E. and Mary Ellen Tarman

George M. Von Nieda

Doris Davis Engles

Robert and Joyce Umbaugh

M. Louis and Janet K. Wahl

Vera G. Fittrer

Whitey and Arlene Von Nieda

Washington Lodge No. 59

Marilyn and Bob Forney

Joseph J. Wable

Waymart Lodge No. 542

G. Emory and Kay A. Freet

Richard H. and Iris J. Watkins

Virginia E. Weismantel

Benjamin F. Griscom IV

Arthur J. and Dorothy G. Wert

Arthur J. and Dorothy G. Wert

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Herring

Donald S. Wood

David R. and Pamela Whitenack *

S. Eugene and Sally Herritt

Marcia L. Zinkel

Peggy A. Whittington

Evelyn Hunter-Longdon

William Slater II Master Mason’s Club

Paula K. Kauffman

Samuel C. Williamson

Shirley M. Kaupp

Carl J. and Carol D. Willis

Sally Kinzey

Richard E. and Kathy Wise

William and Patricia Kitt

Tacony Lodge No. 600

*Members of Cornerstone Circle (see back cover)

Harry and Nancy Preis




Bob and Patsy Bowman

Frank J. DeRosa, Sr.

Nancy B. Brain

William and Bette Detterer

Don and Sue Bachman

Miriam L. Braun

Vasant P. Dhopesh

Charles E. and Carol C. Curry

Rev. Raymond L. and Louise J. Brown

Judith L. Dick

Dr. John and Barbara Kolchin

Richard C. and Louise J. Brown

Raymond and Lynn Dietz

Dennis K. and Janice L. Schmuck

Shirley Jean Brown

Leona M. Dilliplane

The Yeakel Family

Stuart Lesley and Barbara Garrett Brown

Ruth Dunkelberger

Lee and Alice Brubaker

Patricia Ann Dyson


Richard H. Brumbach

Paul L. and Ann R. Edinger

John K. and Nancy R. Brunner

Bob Edwards, Sr.


Edsel S. Bryner

Frank W. and Lois C. Eiler

Barbara E. Adams

Hack and Jill Bucks

Ruth H. Eissler

Ellis C.L. Adams

Bro. Kenneth and Janet Burd

David E. Elliott

Mary E. Alban

Frank and Laraine Callom

Doris Davis Engles

Kathleen M. Albert

Franklin D. and Marilyn R. Caltagirone

Shirley H. English

William Cameron Anderson and

Anthony and Victoria Canzonieri

Richard B. Ernest

Robert Carthew *

Bob and Lois Fackler

William T. Archibald

Richard L. and Shirley F. Chamberlain

Robert L. Falzone

Robert G. and Adele R. Argot

Carol Chew *

Hilbert Felton

Jack R. Arthurs

Elizabeth R. Chiartas

Lucille A. Fetterolf

Ronald A. and Norma J. Aungst, Sr.

Gary K. Clabaugh

Jean Fey

Herbert D. and Marion Bailey

Ruth E. Clavier

J. Melvin Fisher

Captain Donald L. Baker

Nelson E. Clements

Vera G. Fittrer

Charles and Nancy Balmer

Maureen Cornell

Kathleen Fleming

George J. and V. Jane Balsley

Elizabeth G. Corsner

Arlene S. Flohr

Larry C. and Judy K. Balthaser

Edwin P. and Margaret M. Cover

Pat Flowers

Arthur R. Bartholomew

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Coxe

Dr. Irwin and Marcia Forman

Fred E. and Dottie L. Basehore

Miriam J. Coyne

Marilyn D. Forney

Robert and Joanne Bateman

Bro. Jim T. Crawford

Robert C. Forney

Gabriele M. Bayer

Joseph P. and Darlene R. Crawford *

Norman A. Fox

Ann K. Berger

Mason Crawford

John W. Francis

Bro. James M. Berry, Sr. and Helen S. Berry

Michael W. Crim

Robert A. Frantz

Raymond Betz

Marvin A. and Rosalie M. Cunningham, Sr.

Catherine Margaret Frasca

Jack and Mary Grace Blair

Michael L. Curtier

G. Emory and Kay A. Freet

Imogene Blatt

Helen M. Cyzio

Lulu H. Frey

Kenneth W. and Elaine K. Bleiler

Jay E. Davis (MH ‘58)

Evelyn Fries

Alvin H. and Diane S. Blitz

William C. and Susan L. Davis

Thomas and Cheryl Gamon

Jane M. Bonsall

Bro. Earl A. and Betty L. Deibert *

Stephen and Patricia L. Gardner

James R. and Dorothy J. Bowen

Joan M. Dellinger

Bro. Jules B. and Patricia M. Garfunkel

Alberta Danks Anderson



*Members of Cornerstone Circle (see back cover)

Elinor O. Gartner

Bro. Bruce E. Howarth and

Bro. George L. Lyter, Jr. and O.E.S.

Marilyn Elizabeth Gaynor

Ethel Joan Howarth

Walter K. and Sally Gerber

Evelyn Hunter-Longdon

Engracia Mack

Sister Carrie M. Lyter

Dean M. Gettemy

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Iannuzzi

Prudence P. Mann

Robert H. and Marianna H. Gillespie

Carol L. Jacobson

Herb Marder

Brother Richard and Sandra Gillie

Kim W. Jeffreys

Theresa Emily Marek

Vicki L. Gillmore

Albert E. Jochen

Phyllis B. Masenheimer

Eleanor Gingerich

Kenneth W. and Marcia J. Johnson

Linda and Michael Mattes

George E. Ginther

Clayton J. and Theresa Karambelas

Linda J. Matthews

Roy and Jeannine Gish

Nelson M. Kauffman

L. F. McArthur

Norman G. Gladfelter, Jr.

Paula K. Kauffman

Bro. Blaine McCamant and

Loraine Glidden

Shirley M. Kaupp

William Gottschalk

Jeanne R. Kelly

Abram McClune

Anne K. Gratz

Gerald E. and Patricia A. Kemmerer

John E. McClure

John O. and Donna M. Gregson

Frederick F. and Marjorie B. Kepner

Lois V. McDevitt

Benjamin F. Griscom IV

David H. and Janet S. Ketterer

Mrs. Jay E. McElravy

Harvey E. Gumto and Carol P. Gumto

C. Wilson Kile, Jr.

Ann B. McFadden

Georgia H. Haigh

Blanche Kinch *

Thomas E. and Cheri H. McFate

Mark and Karen Haines

William L. and Maureen H. Kingsbury

John and Marguerite McKelvie

Clarence E. Hall

Sally A. Kinzey

A. Erna McKevitt

Frank and Ruth Hall, Jr.

Bro. Harry C. Kirchhoff

George R. and Elaine L. McLaughlin *

William C. and Joan H. Hall

William and Patricia Kitt

Harry O. McMullen

R. Joe and Shirley S. Hartman

Mary Anne Klemkosky

George W. and Beverly R. Mehaffie *

Charlotte M. Haun

Frederick and Terri Koehler

George P. and A. Lucille Meissner

Mrs. Frank Haven

Christian H. Kopp

Marian Metroka

Jim Heckman

Bro. Scott W. and Marianna B. Kopp

Elizabeth R. Michael

James Heidler

Emery L. Koszoru

David and Joyce Michelfelder

John P. Held

Sally and George Kraus

Mrs. Carl L. Miller

Sandra G. Herb

Bro. William E. and June M. Kuebler

Carol, Larry and Rhonda Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Herring *

Nancy L. Lawson

Dean R. and Brenda L. Miller

S. Eugene and Sally Herritt

Marvin S. Lebby

Richard A. and Diane M.E. Miller

Beatrice Hess

C. W. Lentz

Sophia Terry Miller

Robbie Hoffman

Paul D. Lesser

Jeanette M. Milos

Ken and Deb Holler

Ivor F. and Mary Ellen Lewis

Verna S. Minehart

S. Jean Hornsey

Gene O. and Frances R. Light

Deanne Molinari

David L. and Judith L. Horst

Julia E. Holeczy Linn

Donald B. Morgan

Thomas and Judith Host

Jack E. Llewellyn

Larry M. and Connie A. Morris

Peter S. and Mary D. Houts

Raymond J. Loichinger

Roland B. and Jill D. Morris

Christine Caruthers

Mary G. Morton *Members of Cornerstone Circle (see back cover)



Bill and Joan Moyer *

Herbert W. and Nancy Lou A. Ridyard

B. Jane Smith

Jeffrey S. and Susan R. Moyer

Fred D. and Carol A. Rissinger

Jay W. and Nancy E. Smith

Joan Muffler

Bruce A. Robinson

Karl H. Smith, Sr.

Joseph E. and Barbara A. Murphy

F. W. (Robie) Robinson

Samuel Chambers Smith

Richard and Michelle Muth

Rich and Bette Rodibaugh

Geraldine R. Snyder

Bro. Carl E. and Cynthia K. Nell *

Raymond G. and Sheila C. Roeder

Harold R. and Monica R. Snyder

William M. and Bette K. Norris

Don and Sandy Romberger

Ivan and Hannah Snyder

Carol H. Northey

Mr. and Mrs. James D. Rouke

Joseph and Mildred Sobel

Doris M. Novinger *

Shirley S. Rowley

Marvin G. and Shirley M. Speicher

William R. Oberholtzer

Beth Rudy

Clinton D. Spiegel

Robert and Tricia Ochotny

Bro. Daniel A. Rutkowski *

Elsie Stackhouse

Bro. Barry Q. Olley and Joyce Olley

Joanna B. Sadler

Nancy Standish

Virginia H. Orchard

Frederick P. and Mary Jane Sample

Ila Faye Stare

Mark A. and Eileen M. Pagano

John S. Savickas *

Dr. James W. Stark, Stark Family Trust

G. Marie Painter

Anthony and Cheryl Schafer

Robert F. Stark

Paul J. Palko

Doris C. Schaffner

Glenn A. Stef

Fred Pansing and June E. Hencelman Pansing

Sally Sue Scheidemantel

Richard J. and Carol A. Stemmler

Bro. William G., Jr. and Nancy A. Pearson

William F. Schieber

Tom Stephenson

Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Pencak

Dennis K. and Janice L. Schmuck

Phyllis E. Stevens *

Rick and Heather Peterson

Alexander M. and Maria L. Schrader

David W. Stewart

Fern B. Raff Pfister

James and Catherine Val Jean Schwirian

Francis D. and Mary H. Stillman

Howard E. Phillips III

Bro. Terry L. Seiders and Lori A. Seiders

Mrs. Mary L. Stock

Robert S. and Alice S. Pinnock

Dr. Elizabeth F. Severino

Marie D. Stringfellow

Trudi Prath

Gary L. Shafer, Sr.

Thomas K. and M. Joan Sturgeon

William and Kathy Prazenica

Deborah K. Nale Shaffer

Jack W. and Mary Ann Sucro

Evelyn E. Preiksat

Richard E. Sheesley

John B. and Jennifer L. Sweigart

Harry W. and Nancy R. Preis

N. William Sheff

Richard E. Sykora

Eleanor S. Rankin

James B. Sheffer, Jr.

Harlon H. Talley, Jr.

Edith M. Raup

Jane Shepard

James E. and Mary Ellen Tarman

Clarence F. and Karen L. Redman

J. Jack Sherman and Grace S. Sherman

Robert W. Taylor

Mary Steward Reeser

Grace Shaffer Shields and C. Edwin Shields

Jack M. Temsey

Judith Twesten Rehm

John W. and Gail G. Shupe

Bob and Joan Terwilliger

Captain Robert W. Reichard

Carole and Jim Sieber

Raymond E. and Annette M. Tierney

Gregory Repice

Antonio J. L. Simoes

Edward S. Topper

Brother Christian B. Reynolds

Joseph W. Simon

Patricia A. Topping

Jane Rhen

Shirley Sinclair

Mark A. and Judith R. Townsend

Herman S. and Margaret H. Richard

William Slater II

Roberta Traynor



*Members of Cornerstone Circle (see back cover)

Eric Quidort

Joan D. Turns


Robert and Joyce Umbaugh


Thomas Senior

Robert H. and Roberta A. Vaiden

Don and Sue Bachman

Cynthia Smith

Barry W. Van Rensler

Shirley M. Becks

Oscar F. and Angila M. Smith, IV

Al Vaughan

Harold C.W. Birth

Geneva Surgenor

Stanley L. and Arlene Von Nieda

Harry and Joan Bohlman

Scott B. and Samantha Watkins

Joseph J. Wable

Ted B. and Ethel M. Cunningham

David R. and Pamela Whitenack

Harold E. Walchli

Charles E. and Carol C. Curry

Judith A. Wolfe

William H. and Beverly A. Walter

Virginia M. Ecker

Linda H. Wasserman

Calvin K. Flury, Jr. and Pennie Jo Flury

Richard H. and Iris J. Watkins

Robert E. Gabosch

Edward Weisser

James H. Koch, Sr.

Bro. Gary P. Wendt

Dr. John and Barbara Kolchin

Allen and Nancy Wenrich *

Reynold L. Lackey

Arlene S. Wentle

Judge Edwin E. Naythons

Arthur and Dorothy Wert

Ronal Roth, P.M.

Carl E. and Neda Mae Wert

Laetitia Clark Woods

Ginny Whitsel

The Yeakel Family

C. DeForrest Trexler

John S. Savickas

Ruth Williams Bryan S. and Jean Marie Windham Harold and Jane Wissinger Larry J. Wolford and Carol Spangenberg Wolford

New Planned Giving Website

NEW MASONIC CHARITIES CORNERSTONE CIRCLE MEMBERS (monthly giving) Eric T. Bella and Ms. Gabby Kline

Jeffrey and Sharon Wonderling

Betty L. Brandt

Donald Steele Wood

David E. and Clara O. Cranmer

Carolyn M. Wright

Patricia A. Dietrich

Howard and Lois Wright

Chris R. and Rebecca L. Dunlap

Paul A. and Nancy Yanushis

William Friedgen, Jr.

Barry C. Yingling

Mahlon R. and Christine C. Fuller

Mona L. Yingling

Ariel Gonzalez

Luther and Kim Zarfoss

Mrs. Dianne M. Hess

Barbara K. Zell

Charles A. Hill

George E. Zimmerman, Jr.

James L. Knestrick

Marcia L. Zinkel

Jacob B. Lohr

Do you need to prepare an estate plan? Are you looking for an attorney to prepare your Will? Have you ever considered leaving one of the Masonic Charities in your estate plan? Do you want to learn how you and/or your family can receive income for life while providing for charity? Do you want to stay up-to-date on the latest estate and charitable planning news? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, visit the new Masonic Charities Planned Giving Website today!

Lucas Aaron Matthews George R. McLaughlin


Mildred P. Pinkerton

*Members of Cornerstone Circle (see back cover)





of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania One Masonic Drive Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2199





Ways to Support Your Favorite Masonic Charities CORNERSTONE CIRCLE (MONTHLY GIVING)

Authorize a specified amount to be electronically transferred each month directly from your checking account or credit card to your favorite Masonic charity.


If you provide for one or more of the Masonic Charities through your estate plans, you qualify for membership and will be recognized in special ways. Call the Office of Gift Planning at 1-800-599-6454 or complete and return the enclosed response piece.