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Philanthropy

Since 1934, Scottish Rite in the Northern Jurisdiction has directed and financed the first coordinated research program into the cause of schizophrenia—the most widespread and serious form of mental illness. This research activity—of benefit to all mankind—is carried on with the cooperation of an advisory committee composed of leading medical scientists, psychiatrists and psychologists. Scottish Rite to date has appropriated more than $12,750,000 for this purpose.

As a Masonic contribution to the Bicentennial observance, Scottish Rite constructed and opened a Museum and Library devoted to our national heritage. The attractive facility at historic Lexington, Massachusetts, has been erected by Scottish Rite members and friends for the purpose of disseminating knowledge of the country's history, purposes and ideals among all the people—especially our youth.

Scottish Rite sponsors the Leon M. Abbott Scholarships, named for the former Sovereign Grand Commander who by a generous legacy founded the Supreme Council Education and Charity Fund. Originally, Abbott grants when to university schools of journalism and schools of international service. Now, scholarships are allotted to the 15 states and in turn awarded to the offspring of Scottish Rite members and to young men and women who have participated in such youth organizations as DeMolay, Rainbow, and Job's Daughters. Recipients may use grants at universities of their choice. More than $790,000 in scholarships has been awarded since 1952.

A number of local Valleys also maintain charitable projects of their own, contribute to the operation of Grand Lodge Homes and provide special relief assistance to distressed brethren and their families.  Below some more information about some of the many charities that we support in the Valley of Columbus:

Masonic Learning Center

Learning Center

Millions of school children with dyslexia endure frustration and demoralization on a daily basis as they struggle to acquire skills that many of us take for granted. If your child is struggling with reading and writing, how do you know if dyslexia is the cause? Where can you go for help?

For over ten years, the Scottish Rite Masons, Northern Jurisdiction, have been national leaders in the effort to help children and their families overcome the painful obstacles of dyslexia. At 59 Learning Centers in 15 states, the Children's Learning Centers tackle the challenge of dyslexia head-on, both by providing free tutoring for children with dyslexia and by training a growing cadre of highly skilled and dedicated tutors.

To visit the Columbus Learning Center for Dyslexia - Click Here


Box Tops for Kids

Box Tops for Kids

The Board of Governors of the Masonic Learning Center, has decided to participate in the General Mills Box Tops for Education program.

The Box Tops program offers an easy way to earn cash for the Learning Center through an everyday activity like buying groceries --all at no additional cost. Clip Box Tops from hundreds of your family’s favorite products from General Mills, Betty Crocker®, Pillsbury®, Ziploc®, Kleenex® and more.

Brother Sean Demaree will serve as the volunteer coordinator for this program. “This year, our goal is to raise $5,000 to sponsor a child at our Center,” said Brother Demaree.

To learn more, visit boxtops4education.com, or contact coordinator Sean Demaree or call 614.314.9147.

Mail labels to:

32° Masonic Learning Center
290 Cramer Creek Ct.
Dublin, OH 43017

Thanks for choosing to make a difference in a child’s life and for our school with Box Tops!


WalkathonWalk A Thon

The Valley of Columbus is proud of it's Dyslexic Learning Center. The Walkathon Committee is responsible for the planning and coordination of this fund-raiser. Please contact one of these Brothers if you have a question or concern.

For more information about the Walkathon, contact our Walkathon Committee for more information.


Faith Mission

The Valley of Columbus sponsors 6 dinners each year at the Men’s Shelter in the Columbus Faith Mission. These are in the odd numbered months on the second Sunday of the month. The Valley pays for ten large serving pans of meat and pasta dishes at a cost of $20 per pan or $200 per dinner.

The number of men served at each meal is 180 and the total number of approximate servings is 210. All remaining pans are used in the following days for either the women’s or families meals served at the Faith Mission.

This Valley service event usually involves 3 to 5 volunteers per meal. Our volunteers will also bring in 3 to 5 dozen cookies for a dessert item.

The Valley also donates money to the "Holiday with Honor" program at the Faith Mission. This program helps families by supplying them with the essential house keeping items during the holiday season.

If you any further questions please don’t hesitate to call the Valley Office at 1-800-344-9741 or send an E-Mail to William G. Guy.

Interested in becoming active in the Scottish Rite?

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”