We are proud to honor our planned giving donors with membership in the Master Architect Society. This Society was established to pay tribute to those who have included the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation in their estate plans. We invite you to explore the Master Architect Society further and consider establishing your legacy with us.  Please click here for further details. WHAT IS PLANNED GIVING? Planned giving plays a crucial role in sustaining the Foundation.  Quite simply, PLANNED GIVING is putting a plan in place to leave a gift to the Foundation after you have passed away. There are multiple ways to give and many different assets you can use.  From something you can do without a lawyer, such as instructing your bank to make the Foundation a beneficiary on one of your bank or retirement accounts to more complex arrangements such as formal bequests in your will or setting up a tribute or memorial gift, we welcome the opportunity to assist you and your advisors in planning a contribution that suits your particular needs. Click here to read our brochure on Estate Planning – you may be surprised at how easy it can be to make a planned gift! For further information on specific subjects, please click on the subjects below: Your gift directly supports Maine Masonic philanthropy, and you have options in directing your donation. For instance, you may choose to have your gift used for relief and/or matching grant needs immediately, or perhaps you would prefer to have your donation added to our endowment, thus generating investment income that will be used to support the continuing philanthropic efforts of Freemasons in Maine. The Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation is a nonprofit public charity designated as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Our tax ID is 22-3211042.