The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s CEO David Innes explains how the charity aims to create a single organisation with a shared vision
After many years of careful planning, it was exciting when on 1 April 2016 the staff from the four central masonic charities finally transferred to the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the new charity at the heart of Freemasonry. At the same time, legal control of the four charities passed from their individual boards of trustees to the MCF Board. The next stage will be to integrate everybody into a single staff team with a shared vision and a common culture. I am optimistic that this will be achieved over the next few months.
In parallel, the new MCF Board will be formulating ideas as to how it would like the Foundation to evolve. Their thoughts will be shared with the members of the MCF (two representatives from each Province and Metropolitan Grand Lodge) later in the year.
One of our early initiatives has been to provide a number of leaflets and videos, as well as an informative new website. In addition, presentations are already scheduled in many Provinces to ensure that members of the Craft can hear about their new charity first-hand.
Our first year will be challenging and it is vital that the needs of our beneficiaries remain paramount. With your help, I am confident we will meet that challenge.
‘Presentations are already scheduled in many Provinces to ensure that members of the Craft can hear about their new charity first-hand.’