Giving to the Masonic Library and Museum

The Masonic Library and Museum in Philadelphia is home to more than 30,000 artifacts, including precious relics from our nation’s founding. Built in 1873, it is a National Historic Landmark renowned for its beauty, architectural mastery and historical significance. Support from generous individuals is needed so the artifacts inside the Masonic Library and Museum will remain preserved for future generations to learn from and enjoy.

Do you want to make a gift from your IRA or a gift of stock? Call us today at 800-599-6454, and we can help.

The official registration and financial information of Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Giving Opportunities

Questions? Call 1-800-599-6454

Help keep the Masonic Library and Museum alive and humming with history. The Masonic Library and Museum welcomes more than 14,000 visitors annually. These include students, academics, artists, public visitors and Masons from across the world. Each piece of hand-crafted furniture, one-of-a-kind artwork, historic book and rare document inside the Masonic Library and Museum needs to be preserved, as each one tells the story of the birth of Freemasonry and our great Nation.

Your contributions to this endowment are invested, and the income earned is available to assist in maintaining and preserving the Masonic Temple, Library and Museum.

Make a Planned Gift

Leave your legacy while ensuring the Masonic Library and Museum’s mission can continue. There are various planned giving options for you to choose from:

  • Charitable gift annuities

  • An IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

  • A distribution from a donor-advised fund

  • Giving through your Will or trust by naming the Masonic Library and Museum as the beneficiary of your IRA, retirement plan, annuity or life insurance (easily print out our bequest language, and share it with your advisor to include the Masonic Library and Museum in your estate plan)

Contact Us:
Office of Mission Advancement and Development

If you are considering a planned gift, visit our Masonic Charities planned giving website with valuable tools to learn how to get started in realizing your personal and charitable goals. Explore a free Estate Planning Guide and Wills Planner, where you can securely establish your own estate plan to share with your attorney or one of our recommended attorneys. This site is a must-see if you’re preparing or updating your estate plan or making more than a cash gift to the Masonic Library and Museum.

Donor Recognition

The Franklin Legacy Society recognizes and honors persons of vision and foresight who have taken the initiative, through their estate plans, to strengthen and enhance the good works of the Masonic Library and Museum. Benefits of membership include invitations to special events, recognition on a special donor wall and in our Annual Report and a distinctive lapel pin and book clock.