Planned Gifts

​Planned Gifts​

​Through planned giving to The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, your generosity can spring eternal.


Unlike endowment gifts, which are restricted with only the earnings available for use, unrestricted donations to The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut can be used in their entirety to support the healthcare programs, services and facilities offered by Masonicare and its affiliates. Donors contributing outright, unrestricted gifts of $10,000 or more to the foundation in a one-year period are recognized as Cleaveland Society members.

Gifts to the Endowment Fund are held in trust and prudently invested. Only income earned from our endowment is used to support innovative programs and services, and to expand Masonicare’s reach throughout Connecticut. Donors who give $10,000 or more in one year restricted to the Endowment Fund are recognized as members of our Baldwin Society.


Benefactor Luncheon and Awards Ceremony 

Each October, donors who have made gifts of $10,000 or more to The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut within a 12-month period or who have made confirmed bequest intentions are invited to an elegant luncheon in the Hartog Activities Center at Masonicare at Ashlar Village. Two separate luncheons are held to accommodate our many donors. At each luncheon, new donors are recognized and presented with a special award.

Choose a gift plan that is right for you and leave a legacy. Planned gifts are typically made with accumulated (rather than current) assets. Life income agreements allow donors to take an immediate income tax deduction, and receive a fixed income stream. All provide a way to sustain the Masonicare mission beyond your lifetime.

Read more about your planned giving options by clicking the links below. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Jennifer King at 203-679-5555.

Gift annuities
Beneficiary designation of retirement plans or life insurance

Charitable remainder trusts

Gifts of real estate​


The Foundation's Bequest Language 

Should you wish to remember The Foundation in your will, we encourage you to provide the following bequest language to your attorney: “I give, devise and bequeath $___ (sum of money), or ___% (percentage) of my estate, or ___ (named property), or all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, Inc., located in Wallingford, CT.”


The Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Our federal tax identification number is 06-1435920.



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