At Masonic Homes Kentucky, we have a variety of ways you can support us and the services we provide the community.
Care Free Living Campaign – Providing support for residents
This campaign is designed to educate the business community about the services provided to our residents and raise needed funds to help offset the $4.1 Million per year subsidized by the Masonic Homes Kentucky to Masons and the general public.
Badge of a Mason – Supporting Masons and widows residing at Masonic Homes Kentucky
Masonic Lodges played an equally important role in Masonic Home’s development. To honor this legacy of giving, Masonic Homes Kentucky
introduces the Badge of a Mason Program. Funds raised will be used to support Masons and widows that may need assistance while residing at Masonic Homes. Each year, we will introduce a special apron for each level of giving that features a rendering of an iconic landmark on the Masonic Homes campuses. In appreciation, all participating lodges will be recognized at the Master Mason Dinner with a beautiful shadowboxed apron to be displayed by the lodge in honor.
Levels of support include:
The Olmsted Society – Planned giving society
As a tribute to Frederick Law Olmsted’s timeless work and ageless vision, the Olmsted Society was created to recognize those who have made planned gifts to Masonic. Thanks to their generosity and commitment, Masonic is financially secure and able to provide care and services to people in need even if they cannot fully pay.
Members are recognized with:
Olmsted Society Membership Gift
Recognition as a supporter
Olmsted Society lapel pin
Invitations to meet with Masonic Communities leaders
Invitations to Olmsted Society member-only events
Crescent Grove – Support for our memory care neighborhood
Crescent Grove is a memory (and personal) care neighborhood at Masonic Home Louisville providing specialized support to those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia who require round-the-clock care. Crescent Grove provides a stimulating, safe and comfortable environment that helps extend the independence and cognitive health of the residents who call it “home.”
Gifts of $2500 and $1000 are acknowledged with hand-painted, flower-shaped stoneware. Gifts of $750, $500 and $300 are engraved on insets on a large butterfly plaque. In addition, all donors are recognized in our newsletter “Messenger.”
Grand Master Program – Supporting memory care
Grand Master, Gary Rose, and First Lady, Oletta Dunn, have been affected directly by dementia care, having lost family members to the disease. Because of this they have chosen to support Masonic’s dementia program providing special equipment for residents living at Masonic Home Shelbyville. These touch-screen devices involve and invigorate residents by taking them back to experiences familiar to them earlier in life. Outright donations in any amount are welcomed. A beautiful lapel pin is available for a minimum gift of $10 and can be worn by anyone who wishes to support the program.
Masonicare – Providing support for masons and widows
Since 1867, Masonic has provided housing and services to individuals and families, regardless of ability to pay. The legacy of caring continues today through Masonicare, which offers nursing care and other services to those who are unable to fully pay for their care and who meet specific requirements.
The Giving Tree – Providing support to the residents of Masonic Home Shelbyville
Masonic Home Shelbyville is deeply rooted in providing quality services that make a difference in people’s lives. As one of the nation’s top communities for older adults, Masonic staff nurture the well-being of people who count on them for the care they need.
Masonic Home Shelbyville’s Giving Tree honors the remarkable achievements of our staff and celebrates loved ones. Gifts to the Giving Tree make it possible to provide special amenities and programs that enhance life as Masonic Home Shelbyville.
Benefits of joining include:
Gifts of $2500 and $1000 are acknowledged with personalized stones surrounding the Giving Tree display.
Gifts of $300, $500 and $750 are engraved on individual leaves on the Giving Tree display.
St. John’s Day League – Kentucky masons supporting Masonic Homes Kentucky
Following in the tradition of St. John the Evangelist and St. John the Baptist, the St. John’s Day League has provided charitable gifts to benefit the Masonic Homes of Kentucky. For 150 years, the St. John’s Day League has provided financial support for buildings, vehicles, furniture, and medical equipment to benefit Masons and the widows we serve.
Madelyn Johnson Raderer Nursing Education Scholarship – Scholarship program
The Madelyn Johnson Raderer Nursing Education Scholarship was established to provide Masonic employees the ability to receive financial support in becoming Certified Nursing Assistant (CAN), License Practical Nurse (LPN), or Registered Nurse (RN).
Walters-Judy Scholarship – Scholarship program for Masonic Employees
By providing financial support to outstanding employees at Masonic, the Walters-Judy Scholarship helps those employees who seek to further their career in healthcare. Through our partnership with Bethel University, they have developed an online program for CNA’s, LPN’s, RN’s and BSN’s.
Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool – Providing support for the programming at our pediatric daycare and preschool
Located in Kosair Charities Center on Masonic’s beautiful 82-acre Louisville campus, Sproutlings offer care for children. Our unique approach begins with our designation as a referral-based Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) center for medically fragile children. It continues with our integration of traditional day care services for children without special needs.
To participate in one of these giving programs call us at 502.259.9627 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.