RITE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION INC
St. John's, Newfoundland
Facts about the Foundation
All administrative costs of the Foundation are donated
by the officers and directors of the Foundation.
Over the last twelve years the
Foundation has donated directly to the University of Toronto $225,000
for Alzheimer’s research projects.
The Foundation has pledged an
additional $125,000 to the University of Toronto for further research
into Alzheimer’s disease.
Funding is provided primarily from
Investment income earned on the capital;
Personal contributions from Cryptic Rite Masons and
friends of the Foundation.
Bequests from estates of individuals who made provision
in their estate planning.
In recognition of donations of
Five Hundred dollars or more since June, 2008, an attractive Neck
Jewel and Lapel pin are issued to the donor. (Illustrated example
appended hereto). Donations to be mailed to:
The Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation c/o Thomas R. Janes,
2108 Garrison Gate, Sarnia, ON N7X 1H7.
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How Can You Help The Foundation
Meet its Commitment
The Foundation’s growth in the last
twelve years ($100,000 to over $375,000 in capital) is through the
generosity of the members of the Royal and Select Masters across
Canada and their friends who have donated to our capital fund and the
tireless efforts of speakers on this subject at all functions.
of our members have been affected by or have known family or friends
that have suffered from this debilitating disease and by virtue of
their donations, are making a difference, we hope, for future
generations. Research is expensive but the cost of the disease in
human and financial terms is beyond calculation.
If you wish to talk about this research and our Foundation, please do
not hesitate to contact any Director, through your local Council.
David G Walker, President
Thomas G. Janes, Treasurer
Donald F. Kline, VP Ontario
Gerald E. Tetzloff, VP Western
John R. Dollimount, VP Eastern
David P. Hardie, VP Medical
Donald J. Emerick, Director
The Cryptic Rite Foundation
qualifies as a charitable foundation under the Income Tax Act (Canada)
and can issue income tax receipts to anyone making a donation.
Click here to download a donation form
The Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation of Ontario, Inc. was
incorporated in 1982. It was founded by Letters Patent in Ontario to
provide a means to fund research into neurological diseases. From its
incorporation in 1982 it has supported Parkinson and Alzheimer’s
research. Initially, support was directed through the Parkinson’s
and Alzheimer’s Society’s. In 2000 the Foundation donated $2,500. to
each. However, during that year it was felt that more could be
accomplished by donating directly to a research program. Thus, after
due diligence, a relationship was formed with Dr. Joanne McLaurin’s
research with the University of Toronto with an initial Grant of
$6000. In the ensuing years these grants steadily grew so that by
2007 that support totalled $100.000. In 2008 the Foundation made a
five year pledge of $125.000 fulfilled in 2012. This pledge has been
renewed for a further five years.
2012 Invitations were extended to the Grand Councils of Cryptic Rite
Masons of Western and Eastern Canada to join this Charitable
Foundation in an effort to make the Foundation National in scope.
Accordingly, in May, 2012 the Grand Council of Cryptic Rite Masons of
Eastern Canada passed a successful motion to join the Ontario
Foundation, followed by a similar motion presented at the Annual
convocation of Grand Council of Cryptic Rite Masons of Western Canada
on May 12, 2012, which was passed unanimously. Subsequently, the name
was changed to the “Cryptic Rite Foundation Inc.” In 2014 Dr.
McLaurin’s Research was relocated to Sunnybrook Hospital and our
Foundation Board of Directors made the decision to continue our
support of her valuable research. This year, our donation of a
further $25,000 is the fourth installment of our 2013 pledge, bringing
our accumulated support for Dr. McLaurin’s research to $325,000.,
$250,000 through the University of Toronto and $75,000 through the