At Masonic Homes Kentucky, we have a variety of ways you can support us and the services we provide the community.
Masonic Homes Kentucky Giving Opportunities
Built on a legacy of care, Masonic Homes Kentucky has provided housing and services to individuals and families since 1867. What was founded as the first Masonic Home of its kind, the original mission was to provide care for the widows and orphans of fellow Masons who perished during the Civil War. Today, it continues its original mission of providing services to Masons and their wives and widows, but has expanded its services to anyone, regardless of affiliation, offering long-term care, rehabilitation services and operating a Pediatric Prescribed Extended Care program for both traditional and medically-fragile children.
Caring for and about people is what we do. Donors can be assured that their gift will make a difference in the lives of others. Masonic has developed a variety of giving opportunities so donors can select a program or service near to their heart.
The Olmsted Society – Planned giving society
The Olmsted Society was created to recognize individuals who have made planned gifts to Masonic by naming Masonic as a beneficiary of your Last Will and Testament, life insurance policy and/or gift annuity. 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 at Masonic’s Olmsted Society Banquet with a membership gift, lapel pin, and invitations to Olmsted Society exclusive events.
James Garnett Fellowship – Endowment fund program
The James Garnett Fellowship support’s Masonic’s endowment fund to help continue PGM Garnett’s commitment to ensuring the prosperity of our communities in Louisville and Shelbyville.
The fellowship allows donors to support Masonic’s future. In appreciation, all new members will be recognized at Masonic’s Olmsted Society Banquet with a beautiful lapel pin and frame able certificate.
Capital Campaign Support
In October 1920, Past Grand Master James Garnett, Columbia Lodge No. 96 proposed a committee of five Master Masons appointed to devise plans and carry on a campaign for the purpose of raising a million dollars. Aptly names the Mission Dollar Committee, the funds raised were used to construct and support the early Masonic Homes.
Today, the organization adheres to a policy that allows expenditures over $1000 to be capitalized. Such project include remodeling projects, room refurbishing, new construction, transportation vehicles and expenses with a life expectancy of more than two years.
Grand Master Program – Supporting Masonicare
Grand Master James Gibson supports Masonicare. A beautiful lapel pin is available for a minimum gift of $10 and can be worn by anyone who wishes to support the program. There will also be a fundraising event supporting Masonicare on July 23, a car show hosted on Masonic’s Louisville Campus by the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, F.&A.M.
Masonicare – Providing support for masons and widows
Masonicare is a program that offers nursing care and other services to those who require financial support for their care and who meet specific requirements. The Masonicare program is sustained by generous donors, including many Masonic lodges throughout Kentucky. Residents, supported through Masonicare, reside in all our communities, at both Louisville and Shelbyville campuses. Masonic incurs more than $4 million annually through Masonicare and other subsidized care.
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:
Friends of Masonic (FM) The FM campaign is a monthly ACH or debit card donation at increments of $5, $10, $25, $50, $75, or $100 from Brothers, their wives or widows to support MasoniCare. All donations made will be calculated by lodge affiliation. When all total contributions made by lodge members that equal the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum levels, the lodge will be recognized as a Badge of a Mason Lodge.
Carefree Living Campaign
The Carefree Living Campaign and Luncheon connects Masonic to local business communities to provide education about the services provided to our residents. Funds raised through the campaign help offset the $4 million per year subsidized by Masonic for residents who cannot fully pay for services.
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. Its Giving Tree honors the remarkable achievements of stakeholders and employees as well has memorialized cherished residents and their families. Gifts to The Giving Tree make it possible to provide special amenities and programs that enhance the life of Shelbyville campus residents.
Donor level includes either a personalized stone or an engraved leaf on the display wall.
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.
Masonic Masquerade Gala
As the first Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) center in the region, Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool at Kosair Charities Center at the Louisville Campus is an exceptional place for kids to grow, through an inclusive approach for both medically fragile and traditional children. It offers services and resources for children who require continuous therapeutic or skilled nursing supervision or traditional children needing day care and preschool.
All proceeds from the gala support Sproutlings’ programs and materials.
Sproutlings Golf Scramble Masonic hosts its annual Sproutlings Golf Scramble with contributions and funds raised to support accessible education, play equipment and programs. The Scramble offers sponsorship packages and golf team opportunities.
To participate in one of these giving programs call us at 502.259.9627 or email us at email@example.com.
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