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In¢rea$e Your Retirement In¢ome

It's quite possible you can make a gift to one of the Masonic Charities of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and actually increase your retirement income. Take, for example, Bro. Jones (a fictional name). He is 80 years old and receives retirement income from various sources, including certificates of deposit. One of his CDs is maturing, and he's reluctant to take out another one because of the low rates.

Then Bro. Jones learns that for a minimum gift of $5,000.00 he can obtain a one-life charitable gift annuity from one of the Masonic Charities that will pay him an annual rate of 8.0 percent.

What's more, because a gift annuity is irrevocable, he will receive an income tax charitable deduction for a portion of his contribution. And, since the Masonic Charity he selects will ultimately benefit from his gift, Bro. Jones will have the added satisfaction of knowing that he is helping to "Share the Light of Freemasonry" by arranging a gift that will eventually make a difference in the lives of others.

Consider the Following Attractive Sample Gift Annuity Payment Rates*:

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*Rates recommended by the American Council on Gift Annuities, effective July 1, 2004. Two-life rates are less due to added life expectancy.

mc3To learn more about the benefits you might realize from a charitable gift annuity, in complete confidence and at no cost or obligation, simply complete and return the accompanying response form or call to speak with one of our staff members in the geographical 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

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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