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"Angel Mail" Update - June 30, 2009

Dear friend of the Masonic Angel Fund,

The spring series of St. Andrew Benevolence Builder Grants concluded today when the funds allocated for this series were fully expended.

We are proud of the dozens of "Masonic Angels" who have been so proactive with their benevolent outreach during these trying economic times. Many of the recipients of BBG funds are Lodges that were just starting up their Masonic Angel Funds. These replenishment grants played a big part in advancing the new MAF's towards success.

Most significantly, the BBG program requires Masonic Angel Funds to "give money to get money". We find this is a far more effective motivator than traditional matching grants - which, in theory, permit MAF's to accumulate money without regard to how much they expend to help children in need. Benevolence Builders replenish local MAF accounts after a benevolence is conferred. Each local MAF is responsible for its own success. The BBG program rewards "successful" Masonic Angel Funds based on what they are actually doing to help children in need.

We thank everyone involved for their exemplary work on this program.   Look for a broadcast featuring some of the benevolence stories in the very near future.

Regards to all,
Robert W. Fellows
Co-Founder/Board Secretary
Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc.