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Who We AreFunding Academic, Scientific and Charitable Endeavors
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. While other community-based clubs promote events to raise money for charity, the Masons primarily donate funds directly from their members without any outside solicitation to the public. Kansas Masons, through the Kansas Masonic Foundation, have provided more than $50 million to charitable endeavors over the years.
Values and Beliefs
At the Kansas Masonic Foundation, we believe: men of good character provide strong, selfless leadership; in fostering a brotherhood of dutiful stewards; charity beyond ourselves strengthens our communities; a supreme being guides our decision-making.
- Mission Statement
The Kansas Masonic Foundation benefits Kansans by funding academic, scientific and charitable endeavors.
- Vision Statement
Kansans know Masons by their charitable works.
Chartering and Incorporation
The Kansas Masonic 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.
Funding and Governance
The Kansas Masonic 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 Kansas Masonic Foundation.
The foundation is governed by a board of 15 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 Most Worshipful (MW) Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (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.
Meet Our Board and Staff
We encourage you to learn about the Board of Trustees and the staff of the Kansas Masonic Foundation.Board & Staff