October 13, 2016
We are in the final quarter of the calendar year. As we start to wind down the year (and get into my favorite three month stretch) I want to share with you the progress we’ve made so far.
As you can see in the infographic below, we have raised more than $954,000 thanks to almost 2,500 donors. If you remember, our Grand Master has encouraged Masons to Set a Good Example, and our supporters certainly are.
With 89% of Lodges contributing to the Home, it has been an excellent first 9 months. That said there is a lot left to be done. In the graph below, you can see what an average year looks like compared to where we are today. Let’s beat the average.
We have been tracking a little bit below our long-run trend, but that has a lot to do with bequests, i.e. gifts left to the Home in your will. These are by far the biggest drivers of our annual donations. If you would like to learn more about how to give to the Home in your will, click here.
As always, I encourage you to support the Home in any way that you can. A quick and easy donation can be made by clicking the “Donate Now” button on the giving page.
Thank you for making the first three quarters of the year a success! Our residents and staff appreciate all that you do for our Home. Let’s finish strong!