“The Masonic Home of Missouri, in my opinion, is reason enough for the existence of the Masonic Fraternity. Every man who is a member of our Fraternity in Missouri ought to be proud of the fact that he contributes to the welfare of his Brethren, and their children.”
– Harry S. Truman, Grand Master’s Address, 1941.
MWB Harry S. Truman served as Grand Master of Masons in Missouri and as President of the United States. He was committed to the mission of the Masonic Home through his leadership and his financial support.
The Truman Club honors that commitment.
What is The Truman Club?
The Truman Club recognizes donors who support the Masonic Home with ongoing, annual giving.
The support of Truman Club members is essential for the Masonic Home to help those in need. During Fiscal Year 2018, Truman Club members contributed more than $203,000 to assist individuals in need statewide.
To be eligible for membership, an individual must make an annual commitment of at least $100 in contributions during the calendar year. Membership is renewable each year on January 1.
The Truman Club recognizes both annual and cumulative giving to the Masonic Home. An individual’s cumulative giving since January 1, 2004 is calculated to determine eligibility for the Truman Giving Societies.
Truman Giving Societies
Once individual cumulative giving since January 1, 2004, reaches $1,000, you will become a member of the first Giving Society and receive the distinctive Harry S. Truman bust symbolizing the enduring legacy made possible by your giving.
As your donations accumulate, you move through the society levels, each named after one of Missouri’s most illustrious Masons and Eastern Star Members:
|Lewis and Clark Society||$1,000 – $2,499|
|Laura Ingalls Wilder Society||$2,500 – $4,999|
|Thomas Hart Benton Society||$5,000 – $9,999|
|Samuel Clemens Society||$10,000 – $24,999|
|Charles A. Lindbergh Society||$25,000 – $49,999|
|Omar Bradley Society||$50,000 – $99,999|
|JC Penney Society||$100,000 – $249,999|
|Harry S. Truman Society||$250,000+|
As a member of The Truman Club, you know that your collective financial support facilitates the transformation of Masonic tenets into reality.
Members are invited to attend The Truman Club’s annual, exclusive dinner each September, where we recognize club members and raise funds to benefit the Masonic Home’s Outreach Programs.
Members whose cumulative giving reaches $2,500 or more will be permanently recognized for their contributions on the Truman Club Donor Wall, located at the Masonic Complex in Columbia.
How Can I Join The Truman Club?
We invite you, Brothers, Sisters, and friends of the Masonic Home, to join The Truman Club.
“When Masonry was first formed in the US, we didn’t have social security, life insurance or other forms of public assistance. The obligations and oaths we took meant that a man could rely on his “brothers” to take care of him if he needed it and if he wasn’t around to take care of his family. I still believe in that concept. “We take care of our own” is a phrase used by multiple organizations, mostly military, but I think it has special meaning to us (as Masons). I give to fulfill my obligation to my brothers and their families.”
“We are glad to ‘pay-it-forward’ to the Masonic Home for the love and care provided to a young boy and an elderly ‘Grandma’ in our family.”
“If one has the ability to help another human, Mason or otherwise, it is our God-given responsibility to do so.”
“The Masonic Home of Missouri is recognized nationally for their outstanding Outreach Program and their client services provided to the members and others in need.”
President of Masonic Home Board of Directors, 2018
“I support the Masonic Home of Missouri because as the Masonic Home Representative for 9 years, I have seen first-hand how the Home continually serves our Brothers and Sisters.”
“It is my way of saying thank you to those Masonic men and women that paved the way for my own Masonic journey. I also want to do my part to help bring Brotherly Love and Relief to those men, women and children of the Fraternity during their time of need.”
Truman Club Member
“We feel blessed in all that God has given us. The small gift we contribute to the Masonic Home cannot compare to all the blessings we receive, but hope it will give some comfort to those Brothers and Sisters who can use it in their time of need.”
“The Home is a tremendously important lifeline for those Brothers and Sisters who need help. We are pleased to support the work of the Masonic Home of Missouri.”