“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 have realized that there is always change in the world and the Masonic Home has embraced this change by allowing the Masons and Eastern Star members of the great State of Missouri to stay in their comfortable places of residence. The Masonic Home can offer the helping hand that so many of our members may need as their incomes have gone down. Being able to help these members just a little bit each year has been a blessing.”
“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.”
“The Home continues to exemplify the principles of Freemasonry and search out and develop new programs relevant to their mission and vision.”
“By working together with others who share similar beliefs and goals, it is possible to achieve what few of us could achieve alone.”
“The Masonic Home was a valuable part of being able to care for my mother. My service on the Home Board and the contributions I make are just my way of giving something back.”
“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
“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
“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.”