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Kansas Masonic Foundation Supports Local Kansas Masonic Lodge With Summer Cafe Donation

Minneapolis, Kansas (May 26, 2023)—The Kansas Masonic Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to benefiting Kansas communities, has partnered with Minneapolis Lodge No. 143 to donate $900 to the Ottawa County Summer Cafe Program. 

Founded in 1873, Minneapolis Lodge No. 143 is a Kansas Masonic lodge dedicated to Freemasonry, the oldest surviving fraternal organization in the world. The lodge has 25 members and is active in the local community, including providing scholarships to local high school students, contributing to the Grand Lodge Essay Contest, and hosting cancer screenings in collaboration with the Masonic Cancer Alliance. The loge also regularly supports the Rock City Park, the Ottawa County Fair, the Golden Wheel Senior Center, Love in Action, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and various 4-H clubs. 

“Our Brothers are dedicated to leadership and community service,” said Minneapolis Lodge No. 143 Master James Kay. “We have supported the Ottawa County Summer Cafe Program for the past four years to help provide free meals to school children throughout the summer months.”

To further their mission of bettering the local community, the Brothers at Minneapolis Lodge No. 143 have teamed up with the Kansas Masonic Foundation to provide a monetary donation of $900 to the Ottawa County Summer Cafe Program. The funds donated will help provide warm meals to local students during the summer months when school lunches are not offered. A formal donation announcement will take place in the coming weeks. 

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 in 1966, 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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