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"Angel Mail" Update - November 10, 2008

Benevolence Builder Grants

Dear friend of the Masonic Angel Fund,
We are pleased to announce a new series of Benevolence Builder Grants specifically for Masonic Angel Funds outside Massachusetts.
As regular readers of these e-newsletters are aware, we have offered Benevolence Builder Grants (BBG) to Massachusetts Masonic Angel Funds for many years through the generosity of The Lodge of St. Andrew.  With more and more MAF's starting up in states other than Massachusetts, some of our donors felt it was time to set up a BBG series specifically for non-Mass. chapters.
Over the past year, several donations were made to the Foundation for the specific purpose of funding non-Massachusetts BBG's.  Many of these donations were made in honor of co-founder John Alden Sherman.  Initially we planned to name the new fund for John Sherman but he requested that instead we call it the Founders' Fund.  Thus, this new series is called the Founders' Fund Benevolence Builder Grant.
This grant series will run from November 10, 2008 through January 15, 2009 and will conclude early if the allocated funds are expended.
In order to qualify for the Founders' Fund BBG series, the affiliate must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Operates in a jurisdiction other than Massachusetts
  • Has joined the group exemption
  • Is in good standing with all Foundation and regulatory reporting requirements
Any Masonic Angel Fund outside Massachusetts that meets the above qualifications may apply for a 50% replenishment of benevolences conferred during the grant period.  Please note that each qualified Masonic Angel Fund may receive up to a cap of $1,000 for this series.  This means that we can replenish 50% of your benevolences up to $2,000 during the life of this grant series.

To apply for a Founders' Fund Benevolence Builder Grant simply email the particulars of each benevolence to - DO NOT save up your benevolences to be submitted at one time - the money might very well be depleted before you submit your request.  Please send your requests as you confer the benevolences.
We express our sincerest thanks to the friends and family of John Alden Sherman as well as to the many other donors that helped make this Founders' Fund BBG series possible.
Regards to all,
Robert W. Fellows
Co-Founder/Managing Director
Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc.
Phone 508-255-8812