“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.
“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.”
“In our younger days we often struggled, but with the help of family, friends, church and others we have managed to do fairly well. We give to the Masonic Home of Missouri as pay back for our good fortune and ‘pay-it-forward’ to help those who need assistance now and in the future.”
Truman Club Members
“I support the Masonic Home because I am in awe of the help they give to our membership when they are facing difficulties. Although my gifts may not be large, I feel that in some small way I am helping others.”
“I think it’s very important to take care of our members, widows, and children. Being the Masonic Home Representative for several years, I have seen first-hand the good our Outreach Programs do.”
“We take an obligation to help those less fortunate. It is sharing God’s blessings on us with others that will make our country a better place to live.”
Truman Club Member
“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.”
“One of my missions in life is to be of assistance to our brothers and sisters, not only in our church but those in our Masonic Fraternity. Supporting the Masonic Home of Missouri is a gift of giving that develops a love of and dedication to all.”
“There is no shortage of charitable organizations to support. All of them worthy of doing good things for others. Personally, it gives me great comfort in knowing the team behind the Masonic Home of Missouri. Their duties are expedited with the greatest love and compassion to the recipients and their attention to the members of the club are confirmed with top tier class.”