PRINCE HALL MASONS OF MISSOURI
CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, INC.
The Prince Hall Masons of Missouri Charitable Foundation was officially formed in 2008 by the Board of Directors of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A.M. of Missouri. The Foundation is a 501 c (3) not-for-profit Tax-exempt Corporation headquartered out of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri F. & A.M facility at 4525 Olive Street, St Louis, Missouri 63108.
A major goal of its founding was for the building of a Grand Lodge Masonic Complex of which the foundation offices would be located. It was envisioned that the complex would be equipped for the preservation of Prince Hall Masonry in Missouri.
The Foundation was to further perpetuate the philosophy and values held by Prince Hall Masons of Missouri in providing for, facilitating and fostering community health and welfare through the implementation of structured programs of intervention and abatement of community ills.
Prince Hall Masons and non masons are members of the Foundation by virtue of their gift(s) to the Foundation. They are entitled to attend the annual meeting and become primary candidates for future board members.
Foundation Board of Directors are recommended by Board Development Committee and elected by majority vote of the active board members present. Board members are elected to represent the broad interest of the public rather than the personal or private interest of a limited number of donors.
The Foundation survives totally on gifting. It is the function of the Foundation to accomplish this by securing private financial support through an all-inclusive fund raising program. Lodges, Adopted Bodies, individual members and non members are strongly encouraged to make an annual contribution which goes toward education and scholarships, annual golf tournament charitable efforts, benevolence and disaster relief.
There are several ways a tax-exempt gift can be made to the Foundation; Gifts of Cash, Appreciated Properties and Securities, Life Insurance Policies, Real Estate, Charitable Trusts, and Bequests.
Investment in Community
Masonic legacy of giving!
Masons worldwide pledge to be of service working in their communities to make a difference. The Foundation has a like mission and is committed to assisting the Grand Lodge, local lodges and its members in achieving their goals.
The success of this partnership is achieved through the Grand Lodge, local lodges, individual members and public contributions. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Prince Hall Masons of Missouri Charitable Foundation today. The achievement of our common goals is dependent upon your support.
Your donations to the Foundation are cumulative, allowing you to progress through the various designated levels of giving over time. Individuals who give at designated levels for three or more consecutive years also become eligible for membership in the Grand Master’s Pacesetters, receive a special designed lapel pin and receive special recognition at the July Annual Education and Scholarship Banquet.
Directors, Officers and Committee members of the Foundation serve their respective offices without any financial remuneration. The Foundation is indebted to the dedicated Directors and Committee Chairmen; they personify the true meaning of charity.
Should you have questions and would like additional information please contact Anthony Francis, President, Prince Hall Masons of Missouri Charitable Foundation, Inc. at (314) 496-5433. The Foundation is 501 c (3) not-for profit Tax-exempt Corporation operating under the U.S. Department of Revenue tax code.
Say yes to, becoming a friend of the Prince Hall Masons of Missouri Charitable Foundation, Inc. and help secure the Masonic legacy of giving!
Checks should be made payable to the Prince Hall Masons of Missouri Charitable Foundation, Inc.
DOWNLOADABLE FORMS CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.
Please send your completed form and check to:
Prince Hall Masons of Missouri Charitable Foundation, Inc
Attn: Edgar Edison, Treasurer
4525 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Ways of Giving
Explore this section to discover new ways to make a gift that also take into consideration your personal circumstances and the needs of your loved ones.
Cash (currency, check, money orders, or bank draft) is the most popular form of giving because of its simplicity. Donors appreciate the tax deduction that gifts of cash provide, reducing the actual cost of the gift.
A gift by will either is an excellent way to perpetuate your support of the Foundation. The Foundation may be designated as a recipient or as a contingent beneficiary of the bequest. Proper designation is: The Prince Hall Masons of Missouri Charitable Foundation, Inc., 4525 Olive St., St. Louis, MO. 63108
Planned or Deferred Gift
Planned giving opportunities offer advantages to donors instructed in both current and long-term tax benefits. Planned gift enables you to make a commitment to support the Foundation in a manner and at a time that is best for you. Through a planned gift, many persons who had not expected to have the resources that they can be provided increased financial security for themselves and their loved ones.
Gifts of Life Insurance
When properly arranged, life insurance offers an attractive way to benefit the Foundation at a relatively low cost. Life insurance gifts permit you to provide a substantial deferred gift for younger brethren because of the relatively low premium expense. Also, the proceeds from the policy are paid promptly to the Foundation, and this eliminates the delays caused by the estate administration process. For Maximum tax benefits, gifts of life insurance should be discussed with the foundation staff before naming or renaming the Foundation as beneficiary.
Certain tax advantages apply to gifts of long-term appreciated real estate. These gifts typically provided an immediate income tax deduction and avoidance of capital gains tax. Other advantages also may apply. Gifts of real estate are reviewed individually by Foundation staff prior to gift transaction.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
If you have a family member or friend whose life has been touched by the Grand Lodge, local lodge, individual member, or the Charitable Foundation, we hope you’ll consider making a gift to us in honor of that person.
Acknowledgment of Gifts
All gifts and commitments to the PHMMCF receive a written acknowledgement in accordance with IRS rules and regulations for charitable gifts to 501(c) (3).
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