ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Solicit and grant funds to support the mission, programs, and services of DeMolay International.
Strengthen DeMolay International by supporting programs and services that give members the opportunity to realize their potential in service and leadership.
The DeMolay Foundation helps DeMolay International by:
- Cultivating future leaders
- Supporting volunteers
- Enhancing member benefits
- Growing and retaining membership
- Preserving our past
History and Governance
Founded in 1948, the DeMolay Foundation is responsible for soliciting and granting funds to support DeMolay International. The DeMolay Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity governed by a nine-member volunteer board of trustees, each of whom serves a term of three years. The Foundation provides educational materials, awards scholarships to DeMolays in higher education, offers leadership training, manages special projects, and supports the DeMolay International Service & Leadership Center.
How the DeMolay Foundation Supports DeMolay International and Local Chapters
The DeMolay Foundation’s major yearly initiative focuses on fulfilling Dad Land’s dream of awarding scholarships to worthy DeMolays pursuing higher education.
Gifts to the DeMolay Foundation underwrite a variety of new and existing programs and services that benefit members. In addition, funding from the DeMolay Foundation ensures current and future volunteer leaders are properly trained, equipped, and assisted.
Your support helps DeMolay International maintain the Henry E. “Hank” Stickney International Service & Leadership Center, headquarters and administrative hub of DeMolay International. This multi-purpose building is used for meetings, training sessions, and the preservation and displaying of historical artifacts from DeMolay’s storied history. The building is also home to Frank Land’s office, and features memorabilia and personal items of Dad Land.
DeMolay Foundation Bylaws
Make A Gift
Founded in 1948, the DeMolay Foundation is responsible for securing funding to support the mission, programs, and services of DeMolay International. The DeMolay Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity governed by nine volunteers who serve as trustees.
The DeMolay Foundation supports:
- Developing educational materials
- Funding scholarships for DeMolays in higher education
- Operating the International Service & Leadership Center
- Ongoing support of programs and services
To make a gift to the DeMolay Foundation, please click here.
Founders’ Legacy Society
Joining the Founders’ Legacy Society is a way you can honor Frank S. Land, the original nine young men who were with him in the beginning, and the adult leaders who contributed to the formation of DeMolay.
Your recognition in the Founders’ Legacy Society means you have included the DeMolay Foundation in your estate plans. Your legacy gift will help DeMolay remain financially sound for future generations of DeMolays.
The following types of gifts are gratefully accepted by DeMolay:
- Tangible Personal Property
- Real Estate
- Qualified Charitable Distributions from IRA
- Living Trust
- Family Trust
- Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
- Charitable Remainder Unitrust
- Pooled Income Fund
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Life Insurance
- Charitable Bequests and Beneficiary Designations (Will)
- Charitable Gift Annuity
To find out how easy it is to join the Founders’ Legacy Society by making a planned gift to the DeMolay Foundation, please contact April Anne Adicks , Chief Development Officer
DeMolay Foundation Trustees
2017 – 2018
William K. Paisley, President
Randy C. Knapp, Vice President
Johnny Dean Onkst, Treasurer
Paul M. Bohannon, Secretary
Greg L. Kimberling, Trustee
Jason B. Wood, Trustee
Kansas City, MO
Louis K. Campbell, Trustee
Allan E. Iding, Trustee