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mcannuitAnother Gift Annuity

Why do some Brethren and friends who have a charitable gift annuity with one of the Masonic Charities of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania obtain another one...and another? There are at least three reasons:

1. SATISFACTION: They are having a positive experience with their existing gift annuities and know they can count on the Masonic Charities to follow through.

2. CONNECTION: Having a life-income agreement with a Masonic CHarity involves am interdependence not experienced with normal annual giving. Annuities receive as well as give. This enhanced sense of partnership encourages the feeling that "we are in this together."

3. BETTER RATES: Gift annuity rates are determined by the annuitant's age. The older you are, the higher the rate you receive so for many Brethren and Friends, it makes sense to obtain additional annuities as they grow older. Consider the following sample gift annuity rates in effect since July 1, 2003:
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badgeCharitable gift annuities are offered by each of the Masonic Charities including the Masonic Villages; the Pennsylvania Youth Foundation; The Pennsylvania Masonic Foundation for Children; The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania; and the Masonic Charities Fund. To learn how a gift annuity might benefit you, in complete confidence and at no cost or obligation, fill out and return the response coupon, or call Bro. Alvin H. Blitz, Chief Director of Gift Planning, or Bro. John R. McFadden, Director of Gift Planning-East Region, at (717) 367-1211, ext. 33311, or toll-free (800) 599-6454. Brethren and friends in Western Pennsylvania are invited to contact Sister Jane W. Binley, Director of Gift Planning-West Region, at (412) 741-1400, ext. 3011 or toll-free (866) 872-0664.

The official registration and financial information for any of the Masonic Charities may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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