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Kansas Masons Commit $500,000 to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in St. Louis To Be Donated Over the Next Five Years

St. Louis, Missouri (December 1, 2022)—As the philanthropic arm of Kansas Masons, the Kansas Masonic Foundation is dedicated to benefiting Kansas communities and individuals. In recent years, Kansas Masons have displayed their commitment to the success of local communities by supporting various charitable endeavors, contributing over $200,000 worth of scholarships annually to local students, sponsoring the Kansas Entrepreneurial Challenge, participating in the Kansas PRIDE Program, and contributing more than $35 million to the KU Cancer Center.  

This year, to continue supporting local Kansas communities, Kansas Masons will present a check to Shriners Children’s Hospital in St. Louis for $250,000. Over the past five years, Kansas Masons have funded necessary hospital equipment identified by the St. Louis hospital team annually and have further committed an additional $250,000 to be donated over the next five years, bringing the total contribution to $500,000.

While Shiners International has 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, many Kansas patients travel to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in St. Louis for care and treatment, with over 767 unique patients from Kansas treated over the past five years.

An official check presentation will take place on Friday, December 9, 2022, at the Shriners Children’s Hospital in St. Louis and will be presented by the following Kansas Masons:

Brad Koehn, Shriners International Imperial Treasurer, Kansas Masonic Foundation Treasurer
Lincoln Wilson, Shriners Children Hospital of St. Louis Associate Trustee, Kansas Masonic Foundation Executive Vice President
William Leonard, Shriners Children Hospital of St. Louis Associate Trustee, Kansas Masonic Foundation Trustee
Robert Shively, Kansas Masonic Foundation Executive Director

About the Kansas Masonic Foundation:
As the philanthropic arm of Kansas Masons, the Kansas Masonic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to benefiting Kansas communities and supporting fellow Masons and their families. Since its inception, the foundation has invested more than $50 million in Kansas communities and individuals through funding academic, scientific, and charitable endeavors. For additional information about the Kansas Masonic Foundation and to get involved, click here. 

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