Historic Page, now superseded; Freemasonry Victoria - Masonic Charitable Foundation
These activities are now undertaken via
Established in 1989 by MWBro. The Hon. Mr Justice Williams, The Freemasons Public Charitable Foundation raises funds from the general public as well as from Freemasons.
Investment income funds raised by the Foundation are then directed to public charitable enterprises approved by the Foundation and the Commissioner of Taxation, ensuring tax deductibility for all donations.
For the financial year ended 30th June 2012, in excess of $250,000 dollars was distributed to 58 different charities throughout Victoria including child care, aged care, youth, health and community. In conjunction with the Shrine of Remembrance, the Foundation also sponsors the annual Reginald and Laura Gregory Memorial Lecture and the Kokoda Leadership Lecture for Students, each year funding approximately 100 students from Regional Victoria to travel by bus to attend.