Contributions to CMMRF
Contributions are urgently needed. Most CMMRF donations are voluntary. Only three known jurisdictions have included CMMRF in their per capita dues. This is a decision that must be made by each Grand Council and not the General Grand Council. (CMMRF recommends that each jurisdiction consider this a worthy cause to be added to its per capita dues.) This is one reason a life sponsor program is not attractive to our members, we cannot offer them a savings for being a life sponsor. Contributions to CMMRF are tax deductible and that does have some appeal. CMMRF encourages all individuals as well as Cryptic Masons and their families to consider remembering CMMRF in their estate planning.
From time to time CMMRF publishes and makes available upon request, updated brochures, flyers, and supplementary information. Currently, research videos are downloadable from our web site, www.cmmrf.org.
In recognition of donations to CMMRF, there are six lapel pins presented to contributors for donations totaling $50.00, $100.00, $150.00, $300.00, $500.00 and $750.00. A plaque is presented to the Council or individual for a $1,000.00 donation. An individual receives a gold filled 9 Arch Pin with a diamond chip for each additional $1,000.00. After the first $1,000.00 a Council is presented with an extender bar for its plaque for each additional $1,000.00. These donations may be a one-time gift or an accumulation over the years since 1986.
The Board of Trustees meets at least once a year. The General Grand Master serves as the President during his triennial. The current President is David A. Grindle, MPGGM. The Executive Secretary is Gary G. Wyne, PMIGM, Indiana, P.O. Box 1489 Nashville, IN 47448.
Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation, Inc. has been the “Flagship” charity of the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International for many years. The General Grand Council needs to keep this tradition moving forward. However, this cannot be done without a dedicated effort on everyone’s part.
We are currently updating our online system, please send all contributions to the address provided below:
Cryptic Mason Medical Research Foundation
PO Box 1489
Nashville IN, 47448-1489