Together we make a profound difference

When you support California Masonic charities, you are making a profound difference for families and communities throughout the state. Our fraternity champions public education and provides industry-leading care for vulnerable seniors and families. Donating a legacy gift to our Masonic charities changes lives.

Additionally, a legacy gift can help you achieve your personal, financial, and estate planning goals. In some cases, for example, a legacy gift can provide the donor with an income for life as well as a charitable income tax deduction.

The simplest way to make a legacy gift is through a bequest, but there are a variety of giving options available, such as trusts and annuities. The method you choose will depend on your personal circumstances and needs. The information provided here will help you determine the best way to make the most of your gift, both financially and philanthropically. As with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney and/or tax advisor for additional advice and expertise.

Cornerstone Society

The Cornerstone Society celebrates donors who leave a legacy gift to Freemasonry by including the Masons of California in their wills or estate plans. A legacy gift to the Masonic Homes of California or the California Masonic Foundation helps ensure the future of California Freemasonry for all time. We are grateful for the support of our Cornerstone Society members.

If you have already included a Masonic charity in your estate plans, please let us know. We will ensure that your intentions are properly carried out and will be pleased to include you as a member of our Cornerstone Society. Please contact us to learn more.

Thank you to our generous donors. The list below recognizes members of our Cornerstone Society as of the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Italics: Deceased

    Founding Members
    Karen Joe Abbott, in loving memory of Charles Gordon Abbott
    Larry and Lynn Adamson
    Thomas T. Albers
    Warren J. Blomseth
    John F. and Francene C. Burgess
    John L. and Heather Cooper
    David and Nancy Decker
    George L. Geanoulis
    Mark N. Gibson
    Allen and Clara Gresham
    M. William and L. Jean Holsinger
    David D. and Nora E. Johnson
    Howard D. Kirkpatrick
    Jack R. Levitt
    John F. Lowe
    Kenneth G. and Kathy Nagel
    Michael D. and Myra E. Neben
    Mark and Beth Pressey
    Fred and Marlene Sorsabal (Sorsabal Family Trust)
    Melvyn B. Stein
    Myron A. Tisdel
    Frederich J. and Ethel E. Wentz
    Jerry and Norma Wohlfarth
    Gary and Deann Yanes

    Jean A. and Janice Abadie
    James F. and Mary Lou Abraham
    Charles H. and Greta P. Alexander
    Dennis Anastole
    Marvin R. Andrews
    Jon D. Armantrout
    John B. and Sandra E. Armstrong
    James and Jennifer Banta
    Rick and Barb Baskin
    Michael and Debbie Bear
    James W. Bell
    Maurice and Olga Bernard
    Dell Bleiler
    George M. Bliss
    Gordon A. Boggs
    Edward R. and Carmen M. Boitano
    Lucien A. Bone
    Letha Bowman
    George E. and Bernice Bowser
    Michael D. and Patricia Brown
    James Mason Busch
    Walter "Joe" and Mary Jane Campbell
    Allan L. Casalou
    Hilda Chapman, in loving memory of James M. Chapman
    Gary Charland
    Russ and Linda Charvonia
    Roger L. Poynts and Nancy L. Christman
    Maurice H. and Miriam Cohn
    Richard S. and Jacqueline Comras
    Alto Rex Cooper
    Douglas Cooper
    Barrie R. and Kai Di Copp
    Michael and Norma Cornell
    Cecil W. and Margaret Crowe
    William A. Cunningham
    Gerald P. and Lynn M. Devine
    Lawrence K. Dinsdale
    R. Stephen Doan
    David L. Doten
    Randy and Micki Downey
    Christian Eddleman
    Junior L. Edwards
    James W. Erickson
    Ronald M. Forsberg
    Gordon L. Freeman
    Robert W. Gaines
    Roland L. Ghazal
    Robert J. Gibson
    Theodore Glen Gibson
    Robert H. Gilbert
    Stanley and Bobbie Gold
    John and Anne Golia
    Robert and Elva Green
    Donald and Dottie Griffiths
    Glen Guttormsen
    Kevin Hall
    Michael J. and Renee Hall
    Richard and Sue Hall
    Lisa and Ben Hamilton Family Trust
    Jay and Betty Hansen
    Steven J. Harris
    Richard and Lisa Hatchett
    George W. and Catherine Helling
    Ronald G. Hewitson
    Jesse and Maxine Hill
    Robert L. and Wilma Hobbs
    William Hockenberry, Jr.

John D. Holland
Gerald P. Hurd
Rick Hutchinson
Dr. Robert and Dr. Louise Hutchinson
Raymond W. James
Prue and Pete Jantz
James O. Jarnagin
John M. Jensen
Phillip Johnson
James L. Jones
Richard A. and Pamela S. Kellogg
Donald S. Kessler
Boris A. Koneff
Jay and Karen Krumholtz
Timothy and Julie Kuzelka
Jerry G. Laiblin
Fred M. Larmie
Robert L. and Patricia A. Lehow
Stella Leichner
William Thomas and June Marie Lewis III
Edmond and Annette Lim
Ian and Jane Linton
Russell L. Logan
Frank and Jeanie Loui
Jarvis H. and Helyn Luechauer
Donald B. Lyles
Richard Lyon
Melvin and Marilyn Magnet
William J. Malmstrom
Harry L. and Carolyn J. Maynard
Donald B. Mc Cann
Jack and Scottie McEnterfer
Michael and Dee McReynolds
Nancy McVean
Douglas G. Menard
Clarence G. Miller, Jr.
Nicholas Mitchell
John M. and Elaine Morrison
Bernhard Morse
Joseph D. Murdock
Steven Oakley, Esq.
Robert F. and Dorothy E. Oberdorfer
Robert M. O'Neill
Rodger and Jorene Page
Glenn and Kathleen Patmore
Gary L. Peterson
Sidney L. Pond
Michael S. Potopea III
H. "Bud" and Susan Ramsey
John W. Ramsey
Irwin M. and Shirley Randolph
Walter and Nancy Ringwald
Leland and Gertrude Roberts
Norman and Agnes Roberts
David R. and Lois Z. Rodger
Louis and Marie Rusconi
Philippe Paul Saisse
Joseph D. and Dorothy E. Seckelmann
Evelyn H. Shopp, in loving memory of William Hershey Shopp
Robert L. Sills
William B. Simpson
George T. and Judy D. Sluder
Stephen E. and Marjorie A. Smith
Hugh A. and Dominique M. Soules
Alan L. Spalding
Major Thomas A. Spencer, AUS Ret.
Carl C. Spring, Jr.
Charles M. Steiger
Roy Ellis Steinfeld
Sally Stokes-Cole, in loving memory of Roger Stokes
Elwin O. and Terry J. Studebaker, Jr.
Charles T. and Sheila A. Sweet
Michael and Kasey Thibodeaux
Scottie B. and Neita Thomason
Charles E. and Ann Tooth
Barbara M. and Clifford C. Topliff
Vincent A. and Betty J. Verlod
George R. Von Arx
Reino I. Wantin
James A. Warnken
Norman R. and Nancy Webb
Richard J. Weigle
Alvin J. Weis
Arthur and Barbara Weiss
Kennard Allen Wellner
Raymond S. Werner
Lloyd Jay West
J. Ronald White
Robert and Virginia Whitfield
David and Eleanor Williams
Knox and June Williams
Melvin N. Wilson
Jeff and Marianne Winters
Richard O. and Vicki Wright
Stuart A. and Julie M. Wright
Jordan T. Yelinek




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