Philanthropy in Our Community
Masons are known for their dedication to community service and their generosity for those in need. The Grand Lodge of California supports many charitable causes that advance the health and well-being of others. From Raise-A-Reader programs in our schools, RiteCare Childhood Language Center of the Coachella Valley that give a voice to our youngest children with communication disorders, and scholarships to graduating high school seniors, to Masonic Homes that provide quality assisted living and skilled care for retired Masons, we are here to serve.
The Charles Ash Scholarship Committee has awarded scholarships to two very deserving students. The process began with 356 students, with 61 submitting an application fo the scholarship and 29 completing in full.
The Committee vetted the applicants using a preset criteria. Congratulations to Ashley Mentor and Sofia Salazar who achieved the top two scores.
They will receive a $2500 scholarship with $1,000 provided the first year and $500 provided each year for the next three years with proof of a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Next year the Committee has decided to change the scholarship slightly. The changes are as follows:
We will provide two scholarships every year to the high school students who resides in the Greater Coachella Valley and the High Desert (Blythe, Yucca Valley and 29 Palms).
The amount of Scholarship will be $3000 effective 2023. Upon qualifying, the student will receive an initial payment of $1,500 made payable to the College/University she or he will be attending. The remaining $1500 will be paid in the same fashion every year at $500 per year once the student provides us with the transcript of with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
We will choose two students every year who meet the qualifications. One of those students will be required to have a Masonic affiliation.
Masonic Outreach Services
Masonic Outreach Services (MOS) exists so that no fraternal family has to go through tough times alone. With one phone call, it becomes our mission to help you and your loved ones. We created the MOS program in 2009. In the midst of the recession, many fraternal families were confronted with job loss and foreclosure on top of other challenges. Thee fraternity has a
long history of stepping in to help families in such moments of crisis, and we created MOS as a modern extension of this relief – offee ring expertise and resources to guide families through sensitive situations.
Today, Masonic Family Outreach Services and Masonic Senior Outreach Services serve California Masons who live throughout the United States. We connect Masons and vulnerable community members with health, transportation, and other local resources near their homes. We assist fraternal families with managing health care di fficc ulties and major life transitions.
Ther ough the Masonic Value Network, you can access independent care-related service providers to assist families in California and beyond.
Our goal is to help you and your loved ones achieve meaningful, safe, and rewarding lives. Read a client testimonial in California Freemason magazine. Find out what’s new in the MSOS Gazettee. For more information and support, contact Arman Ordian at 760-844-4897 or firstname.lastname@example.org