The Masonic Charities of Arizona is a non-profit charitable organization, organized under the laws of the State of Arizona on April 25, 1981. The Board of Directors is appointed to serve a three-year term by the Grand Master of Masons of Arizona. Directors serve voluntarily and receive no compensation for their services.
The purpose of the charity is to primarily assist those organizations throughout the State, engaged in relieving human suffering of any kind, which are dependent upon contributions from the public to accomplish their mission.
In these times it’s easy for kids to get lost. When a child is in pain, it becomes very easy for them to turn to drugs, alcohol, gangs, fall into depression or even turn to violence or suicide. When a child turns to such destructive activities, everyone loses — kids, families, schools and the community.
Because Freemasons care about kids, they offer a nationally recognized seminar free to Arizona educators, administrators, and support staff in schools from kindergarten through high school. Called Masonic Student Assistance Program (MSAP) this three day workshop teaches participants how to identify kids at risk and how to develop plans of action to help them reverse their downward spiral and live successful, productive lives.
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is a memorial and museum, an active Masonic temple, a research library, a cultural space, a community and performing arts center and an important regional landmark.
This magnificent nine-story neoclassical structure has been erected and maintained by the Freemasons of the United States as an expression of the high esteem in which the memory of George Washington is held within the Masonic fraternity, and to preserve the history and heritage of American Freemasonry. In 2015, the National Park Service named the Memorial a National Historic Landmark, in recognition that it is “the only major unified, fully national initiative of the Freemasons and among the boldest attempts by a private organization to memorialize George Washington.”
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial was built in the 1920’s by the more than two million American Freemasons who wished to “express in durability and beauty the undying esteem of the Freemasons of the United States for him in whose memory it shall stand throughout the coming years.”
The mission of the Memorial is to inspire humanity through education to emulate and promote the virtues, character and vision of George Washington, the Man, the Mason and Father of our Country.
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.