Greetings from “YOUR” Scottish Rite Foundation!
It has been an exciting month. At February’s Ring Ceremony, Knighting and Double Eagle Award event, we presented our first round of Foundation Donation Recognition Bars. We gave these bars to brothers who have donated to the Foundation, and they wear the bar with their Double Eagle Awards. These donor bars are an exciting new program that will allow us to thank our donors for their generosity.
As I mentioned last month, we have identified an entity that is willing to match the money raised by the brethren, dollar for dollar, to help us meet our goal! This past Saturday at the Scottish Rite Foundation Meeting I had to pleasure to present a check for $16,922 to Ill:. Rick Hoover, 33° Deputy of the Supreme Council, on behalf of the Valley of Orlando. This $16,922 donation is the matching funds from our donor for the first six months of the year!
Currently, we have raised $47,209 of our $56,370 budget commitment. So, to meet our goal, we need to raise $4,580! At the Orlando Speech Clinic, we currently have kids on our waiting list, if you are able, please consider a donation to YOUR foundation. Remember, we have matching money that doubles your gift, whether your contribution is $5, $50, $500, and the money will go to helping our kids and making our goal!
In closing, I thank you for all you have done, are doing, and will do for our fraternity.
Jay Cebollero, 32° KCCH
Trustee, Scottish Rite Foundation of Florida
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others is immortal.”