Kansas Masons will carry on their work of betterment in their communities.
The Kansas Masonic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established for the purpose of expanding Masonic Philanthropy in the fields of charitable, educational, and scientific programs. The Foundation is totally funded by voluntary gifts and endowments from Kansas Masons, their families, and friends. No portion of the dues of any Masonic body goes to the Foundation.
The Foundation was initiated in March of 1966 at the 110th annual communication of the MW Grand Lodge of AF&AM of Kansas when M∴W∴ Richard L. Becker, under the Grand Mastership of M∴W∴ Owen E. Hodgson, made a motion to allow the MW Grand Lodge of AF&AM of Kansas to form a Masonic Foundation. The motion was passed without opposition. The Kansas Masonic Foundation became a reality with its chartering and incorporation on July 15, 1966 under the direction of M∴W∴ William E. Montgomery. Since that time the Kansas Masonic fraternity’s Foundation has grown in great proportions.
Kansas Masons, through the Kansas Masonic Foundation, have supported many worthwhile charitable endeavors over the years.
The Foundation is governed by a board of fifteen Trustees. The Trustees are appointed by the Board of Trustees for staggered three-year terms. The Trustees meet, as required by the Foundation’s constitution. The Annual Meetings are held each March prior to the MW Grand Lodge of AF&AM of Kansas session. From its members, the Board of Trustees elects a president, executive vice-president, vice-president and secretary/treasurer for one year terms. The president also appoints Associate Trustees to serve on various Committees.