2023 Gratitude Report

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Your Gifts Made a Difference!


2 MasonicCharitiesPA.org “Thank you for helping ensure Pennsylvania Freemasonry remains a BEACON OF LIGHT for those in need.” TABLE of CONTENTS Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania 4 Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation 6 Masonic Children’s Home 8 Masonic Villages 10 Financial Report 14 Thank You to Our Donors 16


It was a monumental year for the Masonic Charities. We celebrated our history, adapted to and embraced present challenges and focused on strong foundations for the future.

This was only possible because of generous individuals who understand the timeless Masonic tenets of love, tolerance and charity.

The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania showcased Pennsylvania Masonry through artifacts, artwork, books, records and more. Precisely 150 years ago, the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania had the ambitious vision to build a Masonic Temple for the ages. Fueled by the confidence that future generations of Pennsylvania Masons would enjoy and care for the Masonic Temple, our predecessors overcame daunting construction and funding challenges to bring the vision to life. Thanks to our donors, the Masonic Temple will welcome members, visitors, scholars and students for the next 150 years.

The Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation, with the assistance of loyal donors, supported youth and adults with learning and growth opportunities to create better communities. The Masonic youth groups developed members’ skills and self-esteem to help them achieve life goals. The scholarship program gave young scholars the chance to take the next step toward their educational or vocational dreams. Bullying prevention workshops, the LifeSkills

Conference and the Girls’ Leadership Camp enriched attendees’ knowledge, confidence and relationships.

The Masonic Children’s Home provided up to 40 children with stability, encouragement and the support they needed to thrive at home, school and beyond. Helping youth overcome life challenges, house parents, social workers and other staff set the children on a path for success leading through high school to college. Donors made possible everything from meals to tutoring to secondary education.

Masonic Villages cared for and served more than 2,800 residents across five locations, as well as hundreds more through home and community-based services. Our donors keep the Mission of Love alive today and for the future, fulfilling the needs of those who deserve a warm home, loving care, steadfast support and a kind smile through all life’s challenges. More than bricks and mortar, with the support of our donors, our Masonic Villages are built with benevolence and compassion.

• The Masonic Outreach Program continued to be a lifeline for Pennsylvania Freemasons and their wives or widows and other members of our Masonic community facing hardships.

• We invested in the valuable mission of the Masonic Blood+Organ Donor Program, securing the benefits of this program for many years to come.

Thank you for supporting our Masonic Charities in 2023 and helping ensure Pennsylvania Freemasonry remains a beacon of light for those in need.

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Even more of the community experienced the beauty of the Masonic Temple and the history of the Masonic Library and Museum during free tours offered to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Masonic Temple in 2023. Additionally, new initiatives celebrated pieces of its history combined with future growth.

When Santé Johnson was looking to utilize her embroidery skills in a community-based setting, the Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania was the perfect fit for what she wanted to do.

“My main goal was to have a space for people to find value within the Masonic embroidery collection, while learning and bringing ideas from the past into the present and future,” Santé said.

“Establishing a hand embroidery space at the Masonic Temple contributes to the well-being of the community by promoting cultural exchange and creativity.”

Santé’s extensive knowledge and experience with embroidery landed her the only government

hand embroidery and art job in North America. As a federal hand embroiderer, Santé spends 40 hours a week embroidering both the president’s and vice president’s flags.

In 2023, she worked with Brother Mike McKee, Masonic Library and Museum executive director, to offer weekly embroidery sessions to staff and the community at large. Her students have displayed their embroidery work at the Masonic Temple.

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Santé hopes to continue teaching embroidery and showing student work at other locations throughout the city, including City Hall.

“Embroidery connects us to the past, builds community and strengthens relationships,” Santé said. “You can tell the Masonic collection is dedicated to the past, and many stories have passed through these doors.”

Prior to starting the embroidery program at the Masonic Temple, Mike showed Santé a bunch of hand-embroidered aprons and banners in the collection, as well as a dedicated embroidery cabinet.

“Delving into the rich history of items such as Masonic aprons offers insight into Freemasonry’s traditions, values and symbolism,” Santé said. “Masonic artifacts facilitate meaningful communication and reflection among members, strengthening the bonds within the Masonic community.” Santé initially launched the embroidery program at the Masonic Temple because of a personal

connection. She comes from a family full of Masonic ties, with Masons and Order of the Eastern Star members on both sides of her lineage. Her grandfather was a 33° Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner. Her grandmother was a member of Eastern Star. Her father was a member of Prince Hall in Maryland, and her mother was in the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.

Santé strongly believes donors should support the mission of the Masonic Temple, revolving around community engagement, charitable activities and the preservation of historical and cultural artifacts.

Without donors’ support, new programs and building and preservation of Masonic monuments across the state would not be possible.

The next 150 years hold great potential for new ideas, partnerships and continued enhancements to the Masonic Temple, Library and Museum of Pennsylvania.

“Donors’ contributions can support these endeavors, fostering a sense of purpose and investment in the [Masonic] Temple’s initiatives,” Santé said.


• Preserved and archived 700+ OBJECTS

• Added 74 NEW BOOKS


• Cataloged 1,639 MANUSCRIPTS

• Welcomed 13,878 VISITORS TO THE TEMPLE

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For Jona Green, the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation (PMYF) has been a steady presence during much of her life. From her involvement in Job’s Daughters throughout adolescence, to watching her sons navigate roles within DeMolay, Jona is thankful for PMYF’s continual impact and support.

Coming from a family devoted to Masonic involvement, Jona knew she wanted to join Job’s Daughters and continue the family legacy. She is thankful Job’s Daughters gave her the opportunity to travel, as well as learn, grow and make lifelong connections.

“What is stunning to me is that there are people in my life who have known me since Job’s Daughters,” Jona said. “Now I am older with two kids, and I still have the relationships from that time period.”

Through Job’s Daughters involvement, Jona was provided with exciting opportunities to serve, many supported through the generosity of PMYF, including Honored Queen of Quarryville Bethel in 1994, Elizabethtown Chapter Sweetheart in 1994, DeMolay’s State Sweetheart in 1995 and Miss Job’s Daughter of Pennsylvania in 1994 and 1995.

These roles allowed her to acquire invaluable communication and leadership skills that have traveled with her today.

Fast forward to adulthood, and Jona enjoys watching her two sons, Holden and Kenton, participate in DeMolay. Both sons served as Master Councilors of the Elizabethtown DeMolay Chapter and held state DeMolay leadership roles.

“DeMolay has given my sons a place to not only grow individually, but collectively,” Jona said. “The ability to have a place where you know your kids will be shepherded and impacted in ways you cannot do as a parent, is priceless.”

Through DeMolay, Holden and Kenton were given opportunities to speak at different lodges across the state, gaining valuable communication and leadership skills.

“The Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation is giving kids the ability to lead,” Jona said. “The support around the kids is vast, and the personal connections made are priceless.”

PMYF strives to provide young individuals with the freedom to make their own decisions while holding important organizational positions. As a mother, Jona has proudly watched her sons plan events and make intentional decisions, thanks to PMYF. She feels grateful to the organization for cultivating a place where her sons could learn a variety of life skills, such as time management, relationship building and public speaking.

“I have two very different boys, and they both have been involved in DeMolay in their own personal ways,” Jona said. “It is amazing to see how they have matured throughout their time spent in the organization.”

PMYF continues to serve young individuals and foster relationships among family members through shared experiences. The humility and generosity from donors help PMYF create environments for all youth members to feel connected and supported as they gain valuable life skills.

In 2023, Pennsylvania DeMolay celebrated its 100th anniversary, a milestone reached thanks to the support of donors.

Development opportunities for adult leaders across the five Masonic youth groups and in the community, as well as skill-building programs for youth, made a lifechanging impact on hundreds of individuals because of you.


• Benefited 650 members across 5 youth groups

• Trained 1,579 INDIVIDUALS at virtual and in-person Educational Institute workshops

• Awarded $163,350 in scholarship funds

• Empowered 1,696 YOUTH through leadership development programs

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Andrew is eager and excited to conquer his senior year of high school while residing at the Masonic Children’s Home, a place for which he feels greatly appreciative. While he is confident he is prepared for what’s to come, Andrew wasn’t always so certain about his future.

“I am so thankful for all my time spent here,” he said.

As an only child with a single mom, Andrew transitioned into the children’s home by himself when he was 10 years old. His mom was growing restless over the idea of

her son growing up in a busy city filled with many unknown dangers. Andrew remembers her wanting a positive environment for him since he was a bubbly and energetic kid. When she heard of the Masonic Children’s Home, she knew Andrew would have better academic opportunities and the chance for achievements outside the classroom.

Andrew’s transition to the children’s home was a challenge as he had to adapt to an unfamiliar environment. He remembers struggling at first because he was not used to sharing a home with other boys.

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However, with time and help from his house parents and housemates, Andrew adjusted and slowly began to enjoy the new freedoms he had.

“I have always liked hanging out with the other guys here in our cottage and other houses,” he said.

The children’s home provides kids with plenty of activities to do in their free time, indoors and outdoors.

One of Andrew’s favorite spots is the basketball court near his cottage. He can be found practicing his skills daily alongside his housemates who have become some of his best friends. He is grateful to always have someone to play basketball or football with to improve his athletic abilities.

Andrew is wrapping up his senior year at Elizabethtown Area High School. Along with his schoolwork, he has been busy playing three sports including football, lacrosse and wrestling. Sports have become a great passion of his, and he is thankful for the encouragement he receives from house parents to pursue them.

“I get so much support here,” he said. “I am thankful for the tutoring that helps me study for tests during the school year.”

The children’s home offers inhouse tutors who provide academic

support in all areas needed. Thanks in part to this assistance, Andrew was accepted to Thaddeus Stevens College, where he will study welding technology after graduation.

“I know there will be some challenges when starting my own life,” Andrew said. “But I know the children’s home has gotten me prepared, and I am ready to do it.”

Throughout his time at the children’s home, Andrew has received life advice from multiple house parents. He plans to employ the life lessons learned, like managing his finances and budget, when he enters college next year.

Andrew knows his time spent at the Masonic Children’s Home was made possible by generous donors who believe in his future.

“I want to say ‘thank you’ because I would not be here or have the success I do right now without the help of donors,” Andrew said.

Donor support enabled youth to have special experiences, receive help with their education, feel safe and find the guidance and encouragement to reach higher in 2023. Most of all, it supplied hope, joy and love to kids who were most in need.

Dreams are within reach for youth at the Masonic Children’s Home because of your support.


• Completed 1,452 hours of in-service staff training

• Cheered on 16 KIDS in sports

• Welcomed 9 NEW CHILDREN

• Supported 6 STUDENTS in college


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In 1910, a vision was cast by a group of Pennsylvania Masons to make Masonic Village a place where the aged and poor could find peace of mind and a loving home without concern for their future. More than 110 years later, guided by the Masonic fraternity’s values of brotherly love, charity and truth, Masonic Village continues to recognize a need.

As some people age and begin to develop health concerns, they realize their homes no

longer support their needs. Instead, they must find a new place to call home. For many, the options are limiting, and the cost of care is overwhelming. They face the fear of being left behind, without the choice to age with dignity.

Inside each Masonic Village community, teams of dedicated professionals, including nurses, housekeepers, cooks, therapists, social workers and more, provide life-saving care and comfort

to our residents each day. Across the state, 56% of our residents receiving skilled nursing services are unable to cover the cost of their care. Each member of our Masonic community receives the same high-quality services, access to engaging activities and kindness they deserve regardless of their ability to pay. This is only possible with the generosity and foresight of our donors.

With funding shortfalls, increasing expenses and industry staff shortages, this mission does

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Peace of mind and joyful moments are priceless treasures for residents and families.

not come without challenges. Thanks to our generous donors and an experienced road map for success, Masonic Villages are prepared to overcome these obstacles and continue the provision of vital care and services.

In the first year of providing end-of-life care in the Evergreen neighborhood in the Masonic Health Care Center in Elizabethtown, staff gave personalized and loving attention to 59 residents and their families. Due to the high demand for this care and funding from our donors, four additional accommodations were added, bringing the number of private rooms to 20.

Additionally, many items purchased through donor funds significantly enhance day-to-day life for our residents, including new beds, wheelchairs, a NuStep cross trainer, robotic companion pets and a fish tank. Whether it provides the comfort of a good night’s sleep or a soft purr and warm touch, anything that makes someone’s day a little brighter is invaluable.

For members of our Masonic family, aid is only a phone call away through the Masonic Outreach Program. They can find financial and home assistance, as well as legal advice and resources for long-term care needs. For someone facing a difficult situation, Pennsylvania Masons will

always provide help and reassurance.

The past paved the way for the Masonic Villages’ Mission of Love to touch thousands of lives.

Our donors keep the promise alive today and for the future, as they fulfill the needs of those who deserve a warm home, loving care and a kind smile through life’s challenges. More than bricks and mortar, with your support, Masonic Village is built with benevolence and compassion.

• Provided a home to 2,785 RESIDENTS +

• Engaged 2,321 STAFF

• Made $40 MILLION * in charitable care and services possible

• Assisted 68 EMPLOYEES facing hardships through the Helping Hands Fund

• Cared for 426 HOSPICE PATIENTS and their families

• Supported 1,612 WIDOWS through the Masonic Widows’ Program

• Provided $107,083 in Home Assistance through the Outreach Program

+ 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 $12.2 million (at cost) of free care and services and $27.8 million (at cost) for care and services above the amount reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and other third party payers.

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Masonic Village at Elizabethtown is Irmgard “Jackie” Johns’ favorite place to be, and she firmly believes there is no place like it.

“I knew I would never go to another care facility because I loved Masonic Village very much,” Jackie said. “I was at Masonic Village all the time before even living here.”

Jackie was born and raised in a small German mountain village during World War II. After the war swept through her home, Jackie found herself working in the Kronberg Castle as a

waitress. During this time, she met American Sergeant Gerald Johns, whose persistence and wooing relocated Jackie in 1947 to the United States, where they married.

Before his passing in 2007, Gerald was an active Mason and Past Master of his lodge, which brought Jackie to Masonic Village at Elizabethtown numerous times. Jackie fell in love with the campus after each visit and could say with confidence she had no desire to reside anywhere else.

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“There are no care facilities like Masonic Village,” Jackie said.

Jackie’s lively personality fits in perfectly with her life in the personal care area. Each month, Jackie eagerly waits for the activities calendar to be delivered so she can add to her already busy schedule.

“If it is listed on the monthly calendar, then I am going,” Jackie said. “I just love all the activities.”

Jackie can be found joining the recreation staff for painting in the art studio, attending music therapy classes and visiting the indoor pool for water therapy.

“My daughter will call me to set up a time to get together weekly,” Jackie said. “She will say, ‘Can we go on this date?’ and I have to say, ‘No, I can’t. I have an activity to go to!’ I am busy here, and I like it very much.”

While Jackie’s schedule keeps her occupied, she is grateful for the staff in personal care who make time to visit her. Whether this be to distribute her medications or to simply say hello, these interactions remind Jackie why she is thankful to be living at Masonic Village.

Jackie knows that with the help of donors, residents can seek out new passions and hobbies in a comforting community full of friends. When Jackie wants a change of scenery, she will journey to the common room with her cassette player in hand. As she plays her collection of tapes, fellow residents will join her in singing and dancing to music they all share a love for.

“I am so lucky to be a part of the community here,” Jackie said. “Masonic Village is unbelievable, and there is no place I would rather be.”

Thanks to many generous donors like you, Masonic Villages has cultivated spaces for residents to proudly call home without the stress of financial burdens.

“I adore the staff, and they all are my friends now,” Jackie said.
Gerald and Jackie, as featured in the book “Small Town America in World War II”

Your gifts made an immeasurable difference in 2023 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 2024 and beyond.

87% of your gift directly supports charitable work more than less than 13% is used for administration and fundraising

Condensed Statements of Activities Without Donor Restrictions for the years ended Dec. 31, 2022 and 2023 (Dollars in thousands)

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 2022 and 2023.

*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 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.

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2022 2023 Operating
$196,256 $197,716 Operating expenses 226,138 229,085 Loss incurred in the fulfillment of our charitable mission* (29,882) (31,369) Gifts and Bequests 7,191 6,224 Realized gains earned on accumulated past support from the members and friends of the fraternity 7,663 14,620 (Deficiency) excess of revenues, support
gains over expenses $(15,028)
revenues including investment income of $12,260 (2022) and $14,777 (2023)



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George W. and Beverly R. Mehaffie *

Melita Lodge No. 295

1-800-599-6454 17 *Members of Cornerstone Circle (see p. 23)

Rosemary M. Merwin *

Donald C. Meyers *

Meyersdale Lodge No. 554

Donald L. and Lois M. Miller

Thomas F. and Betty A. Miller

David R. and Becky J. Morgan

Jill D. Morris

Mount Moriah Lodge No. 300 W. Scott and Lynette M. Muller

Joseph and Barbara Murphy

Richard F. and Michelle

Montgomery Muth

Nancy B. Neill

Elwood G. and Nancy J. Nentwig *

New Temple Lodge No. 720

William J. and Ann D. Nixon

Cynthia L. Oak

Robert C. and Linley F. Oberman, Jr.

Omni Lodge No. 509

Nancy O’Neill

Susan R. Ostermueller *

Ruth Ann Pavelik *

William G. Pearce

William G. and Nancy A. Pearson *

Peter Williamson Lodge No. 323

Earl A. Peters

Phoenix Lodge No. 075

Pilgrim Lodge No. 712

PNC Bank Music Performance

Trust Fund

PowerBack Rehabilitation (Genesis

Rehabilitation Services)

Charles A. and Alice S. Ranegar, Jr.

Raymond James Charitable

Renaissance Charitable Foundation

Herbert W. and Nancy Lou A. Ridyard

Kenneth R. Rippin

Robert Burns Lodge No. 464

Raymond G. and Sheila C. Roeder

Maynard E. and Edna M. Rosenberry

Robert A. Roth and Virginia M. Mance

Lillian J. Rothwell

Roy V. Fund of the Pennsylvania

Automotive Association Foundation

Ruth Mitchell Tucker Girls

Youth Department

John S. Savickas *

Gregory M. Schaeffer

Harry F. and Alicea K. Scheid II

Schiller Lodge No. 345

Arthur R. and Fannie A. Schisler

Randall S. Schlegel

Thomas J. and Linda Schmidt

Martin H. and Harriet A. Schneider

William C. and Nancy A. Schreffler *

Schwab Charitable

Karren E. Scott

Keith A. and Joyce E. Sealover

Joan Seiders

The Seligsohn Foundation

Julia L. Shaw

Glenn F. Shenk

Shrewsbury Lodge No. 423

Silber Family Charitable Fund of the American Endowment Foundation

Matthew L. Silfies

George R. Simms *

Jay W. and Nancy E. Smith

Kenneth R. and Helene J. Smith *

Arlene G. Snyder

Joseph M. Sobeski

Andrew and Elizabeth Jane Spuler

St. Alban Lodge No. 529

Richard P. Stacy

John T. and Adrienne M. Staudenmayer

Raymond and Palmina Stephens

Annette Stevens

Phyllis E. Stevens *

Steven N. Stitzer

Christopher J. Stone

Shirley A. Stover

Edward J. and Diana S. Stumm *

Swatara Lodge No. 267

Carl L. and Beverly J. Swope

Tacony Lodge No. 600

Ralph W. and RoseAnn C. Thompson *

Ray and Annette Tierney

Franklin and Nancy Timm, Jr.

Heather Trupia

Uniontown Lodge of Perfection 14th Degree

Suzanne T. Vance

Ethel M. Vanosten

J. Kurt and Donna von Nieda

W. K. Bray Lodge No. 410

James R. and Rose M. Wagner

Terrence Walsh

Donald H. Weaver

Kristine H. Webb

Arthur J. and Dorothy G. Wert

Harry L. and Peggy E. Wheeler

Jack R. Wheeler

Rebekah Whirledge

William C. White

Peggy A. Whittington

Margaret E. Wilkes

William L. Elkins Lodge No. 271

John D. and Paula S. Williams

Williamson-Corinthian Lodge No. 368

Carl J. and Carol D. Willis

Larry J. and Carol S. Wolford

Erika Wollenhaupt

Charles T. Wright

Roland E. and Joyce R. Yunginger

Robert T. and Mary A. Zacharias

Marcia Zinkel

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Bro. Glenn R. and Gaile M. Achey

Barbara E. Adams

Ellis C.L. Adams

LTGEN (Ret) Ronald E. and Ardee A. Adams

Mary E. Alban

Kathleen M. Albert

William Cameron Anderson and Alberta Danks Anderson

Timothy M. Anstine

Robert G. and Adele R. Argot

Ronald A. and Norma J. Aungst, Sr.

Don and Sue Bachman

Marion Bailey

Charles and Nancy Balmer

George J. and V. Jane Balsley

Larry C. and Judy K. Balthaser

Arthur R. Bartholomew

Robert and Joanne Bateman

Gabriele M. Bayer

Ann K. Berger

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

Raymond Betz

Harold C.W. Birth

Jack and Mary Grace Blair

Imogene Blatt

Kenneth W. and Elaine K. Bleiler

Alvin H. and Diane S. Blitz

Harry and Joan Bohlman

James R. and Dorothy J. Bowen

Bob and Patsy Bowman

Nancy B. Brain

Robert (Bob) Brain

Miriam L. Braun

Emil and Gail Brenkus

Dennis and Kathy Brown

Rev. Raymond L. and Louise J. Brown

Richard C. and Louise J. Brown

Shirley Jean Brown

Stuart Lesley and Barbara Garrett Brown

Lee and Alice Brubaker

Richard H. Brumbach

John K. and Nancy R. Brunner

Edsel S. Bryner

Hack and Jill Bucks

Bro. Kenneth and Janet Burd

Roger and Anne Burkhart

Frank and Laraine Callom

Anthony and Victoria Canzonieri

Robert Carthew

Shirley F. Chamberlain

Carol Chew

Michael J. and Sharon A. Cinker

Gary K. Clabaugh

Ruth E. Clavier

Nelson E. Clements

Nancy M. Cline

Maureen Cornell

Elizabeth G. Corsner

Edwin P. and Margaret M. Cover

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Coxe

Joseph P. and Darlene R. Crawford

Michael W. Crim

Rosalie M. Cunningham

Ted B. Cunningham

Charles E. and Carol C. Curry

Michael L. Curtier

Helen M. Cyzio

Jay E. Davis (MH ‘58)

William C. and Susan L. Davis

Bro. Earl A. and Betty L. Deibert

Joan M. Dellinger

Frank J. DeRosa, Sr.

William and Bette Detterer

Vasant P. Dhopesh

Judith L. Dick

Raymond and Lynn Dietz

Leona M. Dilliplane

June Dorsey

Ruth Dunkelberger

Patricia Ann Dyson

Paul L. and Ann R. Edinger

Frank W. and Lois C. Eiler

Ruth H. Eissler

Joan T. Ellis

Shirley H. English

Richard B. Ernest

Bob and Lois Fackler

Robert L. Falzone

Hilbert Felton

Lucille A. Fetterolf

Jean Fey

J. Melvin Fisher

Raymond W. Fisher and Mandy Fisher

Arlene S. Flohr

Pat Flowers

Calvin K. Flury, Jr. and Pennie Jo Flury

Dr. Irwin and Marcia Forman

Marilyn D. Forney

Robert A. Frantz

Catherine Margaret Frasca

G. Emory and Kay A. Freet

Evelyn Fries

Carl and Cindi Frysinger

Robert E. Gabosch

Thomas and Cheryl Gamon

Stephen and Patricia L. Gardner

Bro. Jules B. and Patricia M. Garfunkel

Marilyn Elizabeth Gaynor

1-800-599-6454 19 *Members of Cornerstone Circle (see p. 23)

Sally Gerber

Robert H. Gillespie

Brother Richard and Sandra Gillie

Vicki L. Gillmore

Eleanor Gingerich

George E. Ginther

Robert T. Girling

Roy and Jeannine Gish

Anne K. Gratz

John O. and Donna M. Gregson

Benjamin F. Griscom IV

Carol P. Gumto

Georgia H. Haigh

Mark and Karen Haines

Frank and Ruth Hall, Jr.

William C. and Joan H. Hall

Grace C. Harkins

R. Joe and Shirley S. Hartman

Charlotte M. Haun

Mrs. Frank Haven

Bro. William and Carol Hawthorne

Jim Heckman

Paul Heckman, PM and Marcia Caliendo

James Heidler

John P. Held

Sandra G. Herb

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Herring

S. Eugene and Sally Herritt

Beatrice Hess

Robbie Hoffman

Ken and Deb Holler

John and Dr. Linda Hope

S. Jean Hornsey

David L. and Judith L. Horst

Thomas and Judith Host

Mary D. Houts

Bro. Bruce E. Howarth and

Ethel Joan Howarth

Evelyn Hunter-Longdon

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Iannuzzi

Carol L. Jacobson

Kim W. Jeffreys

Albert E. Jochen

Kenneth W. and Marcia J. Johnson

Theresa Karambelas

Paula K. Kauffman

Shirley M. Kaupp

Jeanne R. Kelly

Patricia A. Kemmerer

Frederick F. Kepner

David H. and Janet S. Ketterer

Blanche Kinch

William L. and Maureen H. Kingsbury

Bro. Harry C. Kirchhoff

Patricia Kitt

Mary Anne Klemkosky

James H. Koch, Sr.

Frederick and Terri Koehler

Barbara Kolchin

Christian H. Kopp

Bro. Scott W. and Marianna B. Kopp

Emery L. Koszoru

Sally and George Kraus

Bro. William E. Kuebler

Reynold L. Lackey

Mary D. Landers

Roy D. Landers

Steven H. Landers

Nancy L. Lawson

Marvin S. Lebby

C. W. Lentz

Paul D. Lesser

Ivor F. and Mary Ellen Lewis

Frances R. Light

Julia E. Holeczy Linn

Jack E. Llewellyn

Bro. George L. Lyter, Jr. and

O.E.S. Sister Carrie M. Lyter

Engracia Mack

Prudence P. Mann

Herb Marder

Theresa Emily Marek

Phyllis B. Masenheimer

Linda and Michael Mattes

Linda J. Matthews

L. F. McArthur

Bro. Blaine McCamant and Christine Caruthers

Abram McClune

Mrs. Jay E. McElravy

Ann B. McFadden

Thomas E. and Cheri H. McFate

John and Marguerite McKelvie

A. Erna McKevitt

George R. and Elaine L. McLaughlin

George W. and Beverly R. Mehaffie

George P. and A. Lucille Meissner

Marian Metroka

Robert A. Michael, Jr.

David and Joyce Michelfelder

Mrs. Carl L. Miller

Dean R. and Brenda L. Miller

J.F. (Rick) and Dotti Miller

Larry Miller and Rhonda Miller

Richard A. and Diane M.E. Miller

Jeanette M. Milos

Deanne Molinari

John M. and Shelley H. Monti

Larry M. and Connie A. Morris

Jill D. Morris

Mary G. Morton

Bill and Joan Moyer

H. William and Connie M. Moyer

Jeffrey S. and Susan R. Moyer

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Joan Muffler

Joseph E. and Barbara A. Murphy

Richard and Michelle Muth

Judge Edwin E. Naythons

Bro. Carl E. and Cynthia K. Nell

William M. and Bette K. Norris

Carol H. Northey

William R. Oberholtzer

Robert and Tricia Ochotny

Bro. Barry Q. Olley and Joyce Olley

Virginia H. Orchard

Mark A. and Eileen M. Pagano

Paul J. Palko

Fred Pansing and June E.

Hencelman Pansing

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

Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Pencak

Heather Peterson

Howard E. Phillips III

Robert S. and Alice S. Pinnock

Trudi Prath

William and Kathy Prazenica

Harry W. and Nancy R. Preis

Clarence F. and Karen L. Redman

Mary Steward Reeser

Judith Twesten Rehm

Captain Robert W. Reichard

Gregory Repice

Brother Christian B. Reynolds

Herman S. and Margaret H. Richard

James H. Richardson

Herbert W. and Nancy Lou A. Ridyard

Carol A. Rissinger

Bruce A. Robinson

Rich and Bette Rodibaugh

Raymond G. and Sheila C. Roeder

Don and Sandy Romberger

Ronal Roth, P.M.

Mr. and Mrs. James D. Rouke

Shirley S. Rowley

Beth Rudy

Bro. Daniel A. Rutkowski

Joanna B. Sadler

Frederick P. and Mary Jane Sample

John S. Savickas

Anthony and Cheryl Schafer

Sally Sue Scheidemantel

William F. Schieber

Dennis K. and Janice L. Schmuck

Alexander M. and Maria L. Schrader

William H. and Linda L. Schuchman

James and Catherine Val Jean Schwirian

Bro. Terry L. Seiders and Lori A. Seiders

Dr. Elizabeth F. Severino

Gary L. Shafer, Sr.

Deborah K. Nale Shaffer

N. William Sheff

Jane Shepard

J. Jack Sherman and Grace S. Sherman

Grace Shaffer Shields

Thomas F. Shott

Gail G. Shupe

Antonio J. L. Simoes

Shirley Sinclair

William Slater II

Jay W. and Nancy E. Smith

Karl H. Smith, Sr.

Samuel Chambers Smith

Geraldine R. Snyder

Harold R. and Monica R. Snyder

Ivan and Hannah Snyder

Joseph and Mildred Sobel

Marvin G. and Shirley M. Speicher

Clinton D. Spiegel

Elsie Stackhouse

Nancy Standish

Dr. James W. Stark, Stark Family Trust

Robert F. Stark

Glenn A. Stef

Richard J. and Carol A. Stemmler

Phyllis E. Stevens

David W. Stewart

Brennen T. Stiffler

Francis D. Stillman

Marie D. Stringfellow

Thomas K. and M. Joan Sturgeon

Jack W. and Mary Ann Sucro

John B. and Jennifer L. Sweigart

Harlon H. Talley, Jr.

Mary Ellen Tarman

Robert W. Taylor

Jack M. Temsey

Bob and Joan Terwilliger

The Yeakel Family

Herb Y. Thomas

Raymond E. and Annette M. Tierney

Edward S. Topper

Patricia A. Topping

Mark A. and Judith R. Townsend

Roberta Traynor

C. DeForrest Trexler

Joyce Umbaugh

Robert H. and Roberta A. Vaiden

Barry W. Van Rensler

Al Vaughan

Raymond and Geraldine Vaughan

Stanley L. and Arlene Von Nieda

Joseph J. Wable

Beverly A. Walter

Linda H. Wasserman

Richard H. and Iris J. Watkins

Bro. Gary P. Wendt

Allen and Nancy Wenrich

Arthur and Dorothy Wert

1-800-599-6454 21

Helen E. Scott Wheeler

Ginny Whitsel

Bryan S. and Jean Marie Windham

Harold and Jane Wissinger

Larry J. Wolford and Carol

Spangenberg Wolford

Jeffrey and Sharon Wonderling

Donald Steele Wood

Laetitia Clark Woods

Carolyn M. Wright

Howard and Lois Wright

Paul A. and Nancy Yanushis

Barry C. Yingling

Mona L. Yingling

Luther and Kim Zarfoss

George E. Zimmerman, Jr.

Marcia L. Zinkel



Charles and MaryLou Buchenauer

John D. and Sharon K. Bucher

Herb and Helen Cook

Sharon U. Edwards

Henry J. Federowicz

Michael W. Hamilton

Richard Lee Hovis

Dr. and Mrs. Frederic S. Julius

David K. and Denise L. Koch

J. Stewart and Carole Kreiss

Gerald and Joyce Lathrop

Gary T. Powell

Peter and Narumi Schirling

Robert E. Shaffer and Diane M. Shaffer

Willard A. and Lucy C. Snyder

Paul K. and Irene B. Stout

Gregory Sutliff

Nick and Trudi Zandes



Deborah and David Carnish

Severino Maningas and Gerry

Anne Coronacion

Henry J. and Susan Federowicz

Joseph Mario Feliciani

Neil Howard Gromel

Dennis and Elaine Hamm

Boyd Karr

Richard W. and Abigail W. Kemmer

Kenneth Koch

Brian A. and Kristin M. Maxwell

Matthew R. Mayo and Erica Coulter

Shawn Joseph Reed

John W. Smith

Robert Alan Smoose

Gerald B. Stephens

Stefania M. Tiwari

Thomas Yakopin

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Ways to Support Your Favorite MASONIC CHARITY

Cornerstone Circle

A monthly giving program is a recurring donation program where you can automatically donate a specific amount to your favorite charity on a monthly basis. You authorize an electronic transfer directly from your checking account or credit card. By joining the Cornerstone Circle program, you no longer receive annual appeal letters and receive a year-end statement.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity is a way you can make a gift to a charity and receive a secure stream of income for the remainder of your life and earn a sizable current tax deduction. The payments can begin immediately or can be deferred to a future date. Rates of return range from 2% to 9% based on the age of the donor. Establish one for yourself or for someone else; however, the total number of annuitants associated with any one gift cannot exceed two. The arrangement terminates on the death of the annuitant(s), at which point the charity uses the remaining funds toward its mission.

Bequest Gift

A bequest is a gift written into a Will that is fulfilled after your death. Gifts can be written in the Will or added as a codicil (addendum). You have several different options of how to word a bequest in your Will that make a difference in the type and size of gift. Options are a general bequest, a fixed dollar amount or a percentage. A bequest in your Will is a gift that costs you nothing today, but will have an impact on the charity tomorrow.

Franklin Legacy Society

The Franklin Legacy Society is for any individual who makes a planned gift commitment to one of the Masonic Charities. Joining is easy. Remembering one of the Masonic Charities in your Will, retirement plan, life insurance, trust or other planned giving vehicles earns you special recognition, as well as invitations to donor events and programs. If you are already a member, THANK YOU! If not, please consider joining.

Call the Office of Mission Advancement and Development at 1-800-599-6454 or complete and return the enclosed response piece.

View our charitable solicitation disclosures by scanning the QR code.


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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 answered “yes” to any of these questions, visit the Masonic Charities Planned Giving website today!



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