Fulfilling Our Obligation
For nearly a half century, Kansas Masonic Foundation’s philanthropic efforts have been funding effective programs that both embody and encourage the power of cooperation. Generous gifts of $600,000 from the Edward and Bernice Seidel Trust as well as $160,000 from the Grand Lodge paved the way in 2013 to create this new initiative – a $1.5 million Freemasons Endowment for the Fulfilling Our Obligation program.
In the past, we learned of a brother’s family in need and quietly put together some money to help, perhaps by passing the hat at the local lodge. But frequently, more resources are deserved and that’s where the Fulfilling Our Obligation program comes in, by giving us the opportunity to leverage our good works and give even more. Together, we can make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of our brothers, widows, and orphans – when they need us most.
When the Kansas Masonic Foundation approved the creation of this new endowment, President Michael J. Tavares said, “KMF has been working closely with the Grand Lodge to develop this program to help out our Kansas Brothers and their families in time of need. When we became Masons, we all made a promise as part of our obligation to help out exactly these groups of people. This program will help us live up to that promise.”
To apply for funds from this matching program, please contact your local Lodge.