“The more people you help to become
successful, the more successful you will become”
the Luther V. Garrison Sr. Masonic Foundation Inc. website.
the City of Yonkers and Westchester County, there are many young people living
in poverty and single family households.
Despite the many obstacles in their lives, these young people managed to
graduate from high school. Sadly, few if
any of these students receive scholarships of any kind. Considering the increase in tuition, books,
lab fees, supplies, etc, these students often fall short of the financial means
to attend college, even with financial aid.
Many of them fail to have the confidence to enroll or they quit due to
financial hardships. Our scholarship
program is designed to assist with these necessities and instill the confidence
to stay in school.
For the past five
(5) years, the Luther V. Garrison Sr. Masonic Foundation Inc. has committed to
providing much needed services and assistance to our community. As a 501-©-(3) non-profit charity
organization with federal and state tax exempt status, we provide services such
as Scholarships, Christmas Programs, Thanksgiving Programs, Easter Programs and
Feeding the Less Fortunate all free of charge for the community.
One of the
major services that we provide is our scholarship program. As chairman of the scholarship committee, it
is our duty to raise funds for these scholarships. In the past, we have relied on contributions
from the membership. However, due to a
decrease in member donations and a decrease in the amount donated, our ability
to give scholarships has been drastically limited.
In order to
continue this great program, we must solicit donations from donors such as you. Over the past five (5) years we have been
able to award more than 25 scholarships to inner city students, in the amount
of $1,000.00 each. However, we received
more than 150 applications during this period.
We must do better. These students
are enrolled in schools such as: Howard U, Hofstra U, Morgan ST, Herkermer
Comm. Coll, Amherst, John Jay Coll, St. Johns U, Yale U, Westchester Comm.
Coll. and many others.
Our goal for year
2014 is to award 15 scholarships. We are
asking you to sponsor 1 (one) scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00. Any donation you make will be greatly
appreciated and totally deductible.
require further information, please contact me at 914-309-2466. Your earliest reply will be greatly
appreciated. You can also make a
donation through any page throughout this website by clicking on the “PAYPAL”
thumbnail, located in the upper right hand corner of each page. Thank you in
advance for your contribution.