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MWB Rev. John D. Vincil, orphaned as a child, was very passionate about the need for the creation of the Masonic Home of Missouri, making the call for support to Lodges in 1889 during his 27-year tenure as Grand Secretary and serving on the original Board of Directors.

A true leader, MWB Vincil also served two terms as Grand Master of Missouri; assisted with the formation of the Order of the Eastern Star in Missouri in 1875, serving as the first Worthy Grand Patron; and served as the first Most Worthy Grand Patron when the General Grand Chapter was organized in 1876. He was a teacher, a minister, and a member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators, where he served as President.

During Fiscal Year 2022, Vincil Society members contributed more than $197,000 to assist individuals in need statewide.

What is The Vincil Society?

The Vincil Society recognizes the financial support of Lodges, Chapters, and other organizations for the Masonic Home of Missouri.

As a member of The Vincil Society, you will join others, with a passion for helping those less fortunate. Your gifts will make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of grateful adults and children every year.

Membership Eligibility

The Vincil Society recognizes cumulative generosity to the Masonic Home. Upon reaching $500 in cumulative gifts, your organization is invited to join The Vincil Society. As you continue to give, you will move up through the Giving Levels.

Qualifying Gifts

The following types of donations made by the organization to the Masonic Home of Missouri will be included when calculating cumulative giving:

General Contributions  •  Penny-A-Day  •  Square & Compasses Courtyard Paver Stones  •  Event Sponsorships & Support  •  Memorial & Honorary Gifts

The following do not qualify when calculating cumulative giving for Vincil Society membership: Creating-A-Partnership (CAP) and Partnering To Honor (PTH) donations matched by the Masonic Home, per capita fees, and gifts to other Masonic charities.

Vincil Giving Levels

Giving levels are based on an organization’s cumulative donations made to the Masonic Home of Missouri. 

Bronze$500 – $2,499
Nickel$2,500 – $4,999
Silver$5,000 – $9,999
Gold$10,000 – $24,999
Platinum$25,000 – $49,999
Diamond$50,000 – $99,999
Yellow Diamond$100,000 – $249,999
Pink Diamond$250,000 – $499,999
Red Diamond$500,000 – $999,999
Blue Diamond$1,000,000 and above

Annual Recognition

New Vincil Society members and those who have achieved a new level during the year will be formally recognized with a certificate or plaque for display at their organization and permanent recognition on The Vincil Society Donor Wall, located at the Masonic Complex in Columbia.

Gifts received by August 31 each year will be included for recognition purposes within that year.

How Can My Organization Join The Vincil Society?

We invite your Lodge, Chapter, or organization to join The Vincil Society. To join, contact our Sr. Engagement & Major Gifts Officer at (800) 434-9804.

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