In the midst of a global pandemic and some unimaginable changes that turned our world upside down, you did not miss a beat in helping to support our Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction charities. This year’s Impact Report centered on one main theme: Because of You.

Because of you:

  • We raised more than $1 million for the Grand Almoner’s Fund to support more than 100 Masonic Brothers and their families in need

"The Grand Almoner’s Fund allows us to live up to the obligation that we took when we became Master Masons – to help, aid and assist a Brother in distress, their widows and orphans. I couldn’t do my job without the support of our members. It’s a job that I’ve held since 2015, and I’ve never grown tired of it. My passion for it has never died. The amount of satisfaction that I get from helping people in need, the thank you letters I get from our members – that’s more inspirational and important to me than any award I could ever receive," said Brother Peter J. Samiec, 33°, Lieutenant Grand Commander and Grand Almoner.

Because of you, we also:

  • Provided tutoring education to 1,370 children struggling with dyslexia, including online tutoring throughout the pandemic
  • Assisted 300+ students with Abbott Scholarships for their higher education
  • Raised nearly $200K in funding for member education to hold our Virtual Reunions, continue our Hauts Grades Academy, livestreams, and more
  • Continue to preserve and protect Masonic history. While the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library doors have been closed since March due to the pandemic, our staff has been working hard to digitize our Masonic artifacts so that brethren can enjoy our history online

We welcomed an unprecedented number of Brothers and friends to the Scottish Rite giving family. Thank you to the more than 1,600 supporters who donated to one of our Scottish Rite charities for the first time in fiscal year 2020!

“Take a deep breath and smile. You deserve a proud moment knowing you have changed lives, forever. Every life touched is because of you. Your donations make this incredible journey of impact possible. Thank you for everything you do. Because of you, the world is a better place for all of us

-- Executive Director Michael Russell, 32°, and Director of Charities Walt Wheeler, 33°

Learn more about the incredible impact of your service and charity in our 2020 Annual Impact Report.