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Preserving the Heritage and Splendor
of the Masonic Temple

The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia was constructed in 1873. It has been called one of the great "wonders" of the Masonic world. Adorned with some of the finest artifacts of Freemasonry and magnificent Lodge rooms based on themes of the ancient architectural world, the Masonic Temple connects us with our past by outwardly displaying our Masonic traditions and values.

Like any aging work, time has had a deteriorating affect on this great wonder. A recent study has indicated a strong need to conduct extensive work now and in the near future to protect and preserve the future of the Temple. Although the Grand Lodge is committed to providing funds to assure the future of this historic building, the work cannot be completed without the help of the fraternity.

To this end, the Grand Master has announced the formation of two recognition societies for donations from Lodges, members and friends, businesses and groups wanting to sustain and preserve this symbol of Masonic Heritage. The Gold Book Society and Philanthropic Society are both tax deductible.
The Gold Book Society
The Gold Book Society recognizes those individuals and Lodges which make a contribution of $500 or more to provide for the ongoing operational expenses of the Masonic Temple. Contributors will be recognized in a "Gold Book" displayed in the Temple and will receive a picture with the Grand Master and a certificate of recognition.
The Philanthropic Society
The Philanthropic Society recognizes those individuals and Lodges which make a donation of $250,000, $1,000,000 or more to fund a Permanent endowment for the restoration and preservation of the Temple. Contributors will be appropriately recognized on a donor plaque placed within the Temple and will receive a picture with the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge Line Officers.
For Further Information
More information on how you can help preserve the future of the Masonic Temple,
Office of Gift Planning
Masonic Charities
One Masonic Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2199
1-800-599-6454
email: giving@pagrandlodge.org
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