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The Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey was established in 1937 as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States tax code. Ever since, we have received charitable gifts from our donors in support of our mission to promote the highest quality of life for Freemasons, families and others in the community.
The Foundation prides itself on practicing responsible fund development and fiscal stewardship. We value the generosity and partnerships of our individual donors and corporate sponsors. Whether these gifts are for general operating support or for a specific purpose, our donor's philanthropy makes a real difference in the lives of those we serve.
Donors may direct their donations to benefit those whose lives they wish to touch: the Masonic Village's residents, Acacia Hospice's patients, student scholarship recipients, member Masons and their loved ones, others in our community. If you would like to support our mission, please contact:
Director of Development
Masonic Charity Foundation of NJ
902 Jacksonville Road
Burlington, NJ 08016-3896
Phone: 1 (800) 792-8690
Giving to the Masonic Charity Foundation - How to Donate
All donations to the Masonic Charity Foundation are very much appreciated. In fact, we would not be able to succeed in our mission without your generous support.
We have put together a number of giving programs designed to meet our donor's varied interests. Donations can be made by cash, credit card or check; they can consist of almost any type of asset (stocks, bonds, life insurance proceeds, even real estate); and, donations can be planned for the future through an estate plan.
Grand Master's Appeal: This request for support is mailed each year to New Jersey Masons, Masonic widows, and friends. Donations may be made in cash, check, by credit card or by direct debit from a checking/savings account. Donors making gifts of $100 or more will become members of one of our giving clubs.
Honorarium/Memorial Giving Program: Gifts may be made in honor/memory of a loved one. Rest assured that we notify the honored/memorialized individual/family of the donor's kindness. Click this link to make an honorary/memorial gift.
Sustaining Donor Program: Donors may elect to have the convenience of a recurring charge or direct debit made from their checking/savings account.
Corporate Sponsorship: Corporate support may be made for general operating needs, or for a specific purpose. Many tax planning opportunities exist to encourage gifts from closely-held businesses.
Corporate Matching Gifts: Many large corporations will match charitable gifts made by their employees. Check with your company's personnel office, or contact us.
Vehicle Donation Program: By dialing 1 (888) 71-MASON, donors may make arrangements to donate their vehicles to the Foundation. It's fast, easy, and hassle free. Click this link for more information about vehicle donations.
Capital Items: Larger gifts (usually of $3,000 or more) may be made to designate a donor item within the Masonic Village at Burlington in honor/memory of an organization/individual. Here is a sample of such items:
- A gift of $3,000 – personal care suite
- A gift of $7,500 – bistro kitchen
- A gift of $10,000 – resident lobby
A brass plaque mounted near the donated item recognizes the donor. Please contact us for a full list of the currently available items.
Charitable Gift Annuity Program: Through this program, donors give funds of $5,000 or more to the Masonic Charity Foundation. In return, the Foundation pays them lifetime income at a rate based on their age. At the end of the term, all remaining funds are used to care for the Masonic Village residents. For this reason, several tax benefits are generated. Contact us for the current rates for single-life and double-life annuities.
Charitable Remainder Trust Program: Through this program, donors irrevocably transfer a significant amount of funds (usually $75,000 or more) to the Foundation. In return, the Foundation pays them lifetime income at either a fixed or variable rate. Such trusts are an important tax planning tool that may be incorporated into sizeable estate plans.
Estate Planning Service: Simply by remembering the Masonic Charity Foundation in their Wills, donors may do much to help us to succeed in our charitable mission. Through the Foundation's Estate Planning Service, a number of estate planning resources are available to donors. Click this link for more detailed information about how to include philanthropic giving in your estate and financial plans.
For more information and details about any of the Masonic Charity Foundation's charitable giving programs, please contact Foundation staff today. We are looking forward to answering your questions and assisting you with your philanthropic giving.