Volume LIVMay 2007Number 2

Hit a Charitable Hole in One!
The perfect score: give to others while allowing yourself income for life.

Like Bro. Charlie Ross, many of those considering gifts want the comfort in knowing their donation will help the most people possible, while offering the donor some security of their own. These reasons lead many to give to the Masonic Charities' gift annuity program. Many donors find that through a gift annuity, they can help to further the Masonic Charities while creating a dependable stream of lifetime income. This gives Bro. Ross more time to spend on things he enjoys and less time worrying about the future.

They like the other benefits that gift annuities provide, too. Things like a good payment rate and annuity payments that are partially tax-free for a period of time. They like the Federal income tax charitable deduction they receive, and, of course, the fact that they are supporting the charitable works of the Masonic Charities.

Masonic Charities' gift annuities may be funded for as little as $5,000 in cash or appreciated stock, and may be established for the lives of one or two persons. Annuities may be funded to assist with the college education of a child or grandchild or to provide a reliable income stream for a beloved family member such as an older parent who is living on a fixed income, perhaps without the benefit of a pension plan. The payout rate an annuitant receives depends on the nearest age of the annuitant on the date the annuity is funded.

For additional information about how a gift annuity might benefit you, in complete confidence and at no cost or obligation, simply complete and return the response coupon to the Office of Gift Planning, or telephone to speak with one of our Office of Gift Planning staff members in the geographic region nearest you:

Central Pennsylvania
(717) 367-1121, ext. 33460
or (800) 599-6454
Western Pennsylvania
(412) 741-1400, ext. 3011
or (866) 872-0664
Eastern Pennsylvania
(610) 825-6100, ext. 1348
(800) 599-6454
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.

Consider the Following NEW
Sample Payment Rates*:
One-Life Two-Life
Age Rate Age Rate
70 6.7% 70 & 75 6.3%
75 7.3% 75 & 80 6.8%
80 8.2% 80 & 85 7.5%
85 9.7% 85 & 90 8.6%
90+ 11.5% 
*New rates reflect changes recommended by the Office of Gift Planning for all NEW Charitable Gift Annuities written on or after July 1, 2006. Some restrictions apply.

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