Scottish Rite Grand Almoner's Fund

Our Grand Almoner’s Fund is the keystone charity fulfilling our mission of being a Fraternity "that strives to fulfill our Masonic obligation to care for our members." When a Brother's journey is met with peril, every dollar donated to the Grand Almoner's Fund serves as a lifeline to help him overcome the challenges in his path. Whether it be a natural disaster or personal tragedy, the fund exists to make certain a helping hand is there in times of crisis providing immediate assistance for distressed Brothers and their families.

How does my donation improve lives?

There is a saying, “you get in return what you give.” As Freemasons, helping others is in our DNA. We do not ask for ourselves, but for others. Financial relief is given to your Masonic Brothers, their families, and Masonic widows in need. The aid is direct and is arranged quickly, delivered at a time of intense hardship when it is needed most. 100% of your donation goes to supporting this mission, with none of it used for overhead.

Will the Grand Almoner’s Fund remain central to our fraternity’s charity work in the years ahead?

Absolutely! More than a decade ago, the Scottish Rite rededicated itself to a core value of our Craft — Service to Humanity. Masons caring for Masons. Brothers caring for Brothers. Friends caring for families. Our fraternity will not turn away from this commitment. Your support of the Grand Almoner’s Fund ensures that, together, we fulfill our highest calling.

How can you help?

You can donate easily, simply, and securely here.

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The Commander’s Circle is an elite giving program within the Scottish Rite, NMJ. As Scottish Rite Masons, our commitment to care for Brethren in times of need binds us firmly to the bedrock of our values. Your membership in the Commander’s Circle makes that commitment manifest as we help those less fortunate face challenges with courage and dignity.

The Commander’s Circle pin you wear on your lapel serves as a deeply personal reminder that our commitment to each other is resolute, not just because it is the "Rite" thing to do, but because we are Scottish Rite.

There are five giving levels: Diamond ($100,000), Ruby ($50,000), Sapphire ($25,000), Gold ($10,000) and Silver ($5,000). Gold and Silver levels can be financially gifted either at one time or pledged monthly, annually, or in any increment for a maximum of five years. Individuals will be recognized at those levels at the time of donation or pledge. The Diamond, Ruby and Sapphire levels will be recognized only when the financial commitment has been completed.

More than 200 Scottish Rite Masons, Masonic families, and organizations are members of the Commander’s Circle.

Donations to the Grand Almoner’s Fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law allowable.


Diamond Donors

James M. Alter Trust *

Edward Parkinson Clark Trust *

Louis S. Ehrich Trust *

Hilmar Gulseth Revocable Living Trust *

A. Norman Johnson

Lafayette Consistory S.P.R.S *

J. Marshall, Jr. & Patty K. Blizzard

John Wm. McNaughton

Karl J. Mock

Estate of Robert Morefield *

G. Michael & Ruth Morris

Sven R. Mossberg

New Hampshire Consistory *

SEI Investments Company *

Richard J Stephenson

Henry E. Thelin Trust *

Malcolm B. Wernik


Ruby Donors

Far Hills Lodge #784 *

Fort Wayne Scottish Rite Benevolent Fund*

David & Monica Glattly

Estate of Charles McGrattan *

Paul & Joan Rubschlager

Robert William Smith

George G. Talisse

Michael A. Wolcott


Sapphire Donors

Boston Lafayette Lodge of Perfection *

Thomas F. Brown

Ronald & Elaine Connelly

Thomas E. Ewald

Matthew & Kate Gerrish

Giles F. Yates Council Prince of Jerusalem*

Ben & Sherrie Grisham

Jeff & Darla Kitsmiller

Charles R. Lefever

J. Brian & Macy McNaughton

Massachusetts Consistory *

George Nakonetschny

Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Hartford *

Terry N. Steinheiser

The Royal Order of Scotland *

Walter & Vickie Wheeler


Gold Donors

Marcus E. Abbott

Amwell Lodge #12 F & A.M. *


Herb & Mary Ann Atkinson

D.J. Barrett

David R. & Pauline Bedwell

Ronald W. Beebe

Frederick & Evelyn Berenbroick

William & Lisa Berenbroick

Ross & Linda Black

Brian & Jane Blades

Matt & Angela Blaisdell

Timothy & Beth Boutell

Elbridge & Mareeta Brewer

Robert E. & Irene M. Brightbill

Leland L & Marilyn J. Burlison

William C. Chapman & Helen A. Shaw

Austin P. Clark

Greg & Gerti Clark

J. Randolph & Dana Clark

The Cockerham Family

Cogswell Benevolent Trust *

Thomas H. & Dorothy Corson

Keith W. Cravens

Michael & Annie DeWolf

James Dill

Donald & Wendelyn Duquette

James T. Elliott Jr.

Philip & Arlene Elliott

Paul & Semra Ferreira

James H. Fischer

Raymond & Ginnie Foose

Mark David Gall

In Memory of the L. W. Getman Family

Bradford & Kathleen Goebel

Nicholas & Marla Graff

Marlin & Kay Gray

Matthew Francis Griffin

Garry D. & Sonia G. Hageness

Philip L. Hall

Brian & Lynne Hartel

Alan R. Heath

Kevin J. Hecht

Dick & Susan Heldman

Donald & Nancy Hicks

Lee D. Hieronymus

Scott & Aubri Hilsee

George & Leslie Hixon

Keith & Judy Hoskins

Theodore "Ted" H. Jacobsen

David W. Jones Trust

Richard R. Jones Jr.

Bob & Maria Kefalas

Gail N. Kemp

Robert F. Keuper

Estate of Sherman Kisner*

Thomas & Virginia Labagh

Estate of Paul E. Lange *

Lawrence J. Leib

Charlotte E. Lomell

Albert R. Marshall

Masonic Family Health Foundation *

Carl L. Martenson

Lois L. McNaughton Memorial Fund *

Michigan Scottish Rite Fund *

Donald D. (Pete) Miller

Randy R. Milone

Dr. John E. Moats

Paul E. Mossberg

Mount Olivet Chapter of Rose Croix *

D. Dee & Kathy S. Mowry

Dr. & Mrs. Gary L. Nicholson

Oriental Lodge No. 27 A.F.&A.M. *

Howard & Ann Orr

Kamel & Mary Oussayef

Clark D. Page

Laurence E. & Nancy Perkins

George Powell

Robert W. Reinhardt III

Edgar J. Rennoe Jr.

Carolyn Ribordy

Mark & Karla Roth

Peter J. & Gail R. Samiec

Jon & Kellie Sellars

John A. Sentz, Jr.

Scottish Rite Cathedral-Valley of Chicago*

Scottish Rite Valley of Boston *

David & Cheryl Sharkis

Jim Sheets

Jeffry A. Simonton

Neil & Willa Jean Smalley

Gail N. Smith

James R. Spencer Jr.

Henry & Karen Stein

Richard J. Stewart

Paul C. St. Pierre

Howard E. Struble

Robert N. Stutz

George T. Taylor III

George Thomas Taylor IV

In Memory of Ferris O. Tryon

The Grand Lodge of New Jersey F&AM*

The LIGHT Foundation *

Donald D. Thomas

Richard V. Travis

James & Susan Tungate

Len & Brenda Vander Horn

Valley of Chicago*

Valley of Cincinnati*

Valley of Michigan*

Valley of Philadelphia *

Valley of Portland*

Valley of Utica*

Maurice C. Vercoe

Verdon R. Skipper

Paul & Karen Weglage

Frank M. & Caitlin C. Williams

Gary B. Williams M.D.

Connie & Daniel Wilson

Douglas N. Winter

James E. Winzenreid

Bruce T. Work

John & Jacque Wright

Charles W. Yohe

David & Sandy Young


Silver Donors


Harold & Phyllis Aldrich

Ronald & Norma Aungst

Archie & Kellie Canterbury

Steven B. Carr

Craig & Susan Cobb

Columbian Lodge AF & AM *

Congdon-Overlook Lodge #163 *

Daniel C. Deufel

Robert A. DiPalma

Darrin Eugene Eastes

John W. Eldred

Emil Ewald Family Foundation *

E. R. H. Enterprises, Inc. *

Estate of Richard H. Schnakenburg *

William R. Faulkner Jr.

Ken K. Feinthel

Bret & Mary Jane Fledderjohn

Bruce C. and Margie Golway

Donald I. Green in honor of George & Helen Green and Joseph & Jean Lenhart

John & Sara Greer

Dr. Richard Carlton Haney

Leon F. Higgins, II

Jeffrey B. Hodgdon

Frank & Kathryn Howard

John J. Hunt

Lawrence D. Inglis

John D. Jawor

Robert Johnston

Thomas E. Julian

Douglas & Diana Kaylor

Marc R. Koble

Harold T. J. Littleton

Laurel Lodge No. 237 F. & A.M. *

John E. Lord, Jr.

Richard J. Luckay

James A. Manninen

Harold Dean Meade

Mark E. Megee

Emmett W. Mills

Anthony W. Montuori

Arthur Moore

Don & Meg Moran

William S. Moyer

Robert E. Murray

Samuel C. Nana-Sinkam

North Jersey Past Master's Association *

Walter F. Neumann

P. Michael Nielsen

Robert & Jane Ogg

Keith & Linda Patch

E Joel Peterson

Macario J. Ramos Jr.

Douglas E. Robinson

N. S. Jack Ruby

Michael & Megan Russell

Robert W. Sanborn

Gerard and Julie Sealy

Frank & Debbie Sekeres

Thomas & Pauline Skoog

South Bend Lodge of Perfection AASR*

Edward & Diana Stumm

John K. Takian

The McCormick Family Foundation *

The Order of the Thistle *

Valley of Allentown *

Valley of Moline *

Valley of Pittsfield A.A.S.R. *

Valley of Portsmouth/Dover *

The Western Reserve Chapter of the Philalethes Society *

Deon P. White

Stephen R. & Ann Whittaker

Charles Carter Wicks

Alton Paul Williams

John L. Winkelman

Bertram J. Woodside