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Masonic Philanthropy


Kosair Charities has been providing funding for pediatric healthcare in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area for over 75 years. In the last year alone, Kosair Charities provided over $7.4 million to help individual children and numerous agencies that serve the needs of children.

On Tuesday, November 19, 2002 Kosair Charities received the Philanthropist of the Year Award. This award is presented to anyone with a proven record of exceptional generosity, who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles in our community.

Congratulations to all our Brothers on this outstanding award.

Grand Lodge
Kentucky DeMolay Foundation, Inc. (Scholarships) 10¢ per paying member
Rainbow & Job’s Daughters Scholarships 10¢ per paying member
Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc.
Louisville Facility Annual Budget $17,465,214
Shelbyville Facility Annual Budget $ 8,589,342
Grand Chapter – Royal Arch Masons
Royal Arch Research Assistance $8,400
Youth $750
Grand Council – Royal & Select Masters
Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation $5,254
Youth $400
Grand Commandery – Knights Templar
Educational Foundation Loans $121,067
Eye Foundation Donations $23,342
Paid on Kentucky Eye Care $ 449,365
Holy Land Pilgrimage (2 Ministers) $3,000
DeMolay Past State Master Councilor’s Jewel $100
Other Youth Groups $300
Scottish Rite
Almoners Funds Not published
Childhood Language Centers and Clinics $85,400
Community Service $21, 700
Museums and Buildings $5,100
Youth scholarships and Doctoral Fellowships (16 in program) $29,188
Kosair Charities $4,245,150
Lexington Hospital for Children $10,172,700
Total listed Kentucky philanthropy $41,225,372 Not included are the various local expenditures by Lodges e.g. scholarships, teacher/student recognition, diaper changing booths, assistance to the needy, and donations to the local charities. National Masonic philanthropy is approximately $700,000,000 or $2,000,000 per day.

Note: These numbers will vary from
year to year with membership.