Pillars of Charity

Pillars of Charity PP enlarged_001Frank S. Land Pillars of Charity Campaign

A joint effort to benefit the DeMolay Foundation and the House of the Temple Historic Preservation Foundation, Inc.


To raise $1,000,000 to permanently honor Frank S. Land, founder of DeMolay International and 33° Scottish Rite Mason, with a portrait at the House of the Temple, headquarters for the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, USA in Washington, D.C.


DeMolay and Scottish Rite Connection

The legacy of “Dad” Frank S. Land goes beyond his exemplary commitment to DeMolay. It was his involvement in the Scottish Rite that led to such a natural connection with the organization. The original nine young men first met in the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple where Dad Land was employed. The Scottish Rite Adoniram Lodge of Perfection was the first sponsoring organization and appointed the first Advisory Council.

About the House of the Temple

Opened in 1915, the House of the Temple functions as the headquarters of the Supreme Council, 33°, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA. The Temple houses a library, archives, and museums. The library – the first library open to the public in the District of Columbia – contains books on Freemasonry, including history, philosophy, symbolism, and poetry. Other features of the Temple include the Pillars of Charity Portrait Gallery.

Campaign Duration

The campaign runs from July, 2014 through the end of 2016. The portrait will be unveiled on December 10, 2016 by leadership from the DeMolay Foundation, DeMolay International, and the Supreme Council, 33°, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA. Please click here for times and location of this special event.