THE CRYPTIC RITE

CHARITABLE FOUNDATION INC

 

 

from
Vancouver Island
to
St. John’s, Newfoundland

***  printable information brochure [click here] ***

  *** for more information on the Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation ***

 

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 three sources:

·        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.

 

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. 

  Many 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.

Directors

David G Walker, President
Donald J. Emerick, Vice-President
Thomas R. Janes, Secretary/Treasurer
Gerald E. Tetzloff, VP Western
Howard F. Adams, VP Ontario
John R. Dollimount, VP Eastern
David P. Hardie, VP Medical

 

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 ***

 

History

  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.

  In 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 Charitable 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 Sunnybrook Foundation. 

 

Speaking Notes for address to Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation Fund-Raising Dinner

September 9 th 2023

by President David G. Walker, PMIGM

I became a member of the Cryptic Rite in March of 1974 and attended the Annual Field
Day at 888 Yonge Street on May 9 th of that year. Speaking at the Banquet on that occasion, the
Most Illustrious Grand Master, Robert Upton Day, suggested that the Cryptic Rite of Ontario
establish a Charitable Fund. For which purpose he committed to match every dollar donated to
such a Fund during his term of office. Progress was slow until at the Grand Assembly of 1983,
held in London, Most Illustrious Grand Master William Leslie Davies announced the
incorporation of the “Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation of Ontario” with its stated purpose to
support Parkinson and Alzheimer’s research.
Our first President was Les Davies and first Secretary R.Ill.Comp. Edward S. P. Carson.
I first elected a Director of our Foundation in 1990. Our second President was Most Illustrious
Companion James A. Shaw and second Secretary Most Illustrious Companion Thomas G.
Janes. Two thousand and twenty-three marks my twelfth year as its third President and
R.Ill.Comp. Thomas R. Janes’ tenth as Secretary.
Initially, our support was directed through the Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Society’s. In
2000 our Foundation donated $2,500 to each. However, during that year it was felt that we
could accomplish more by donating directly to a research program. Thus, after due diligence,
primarily assisted by Most Illustrious Companion Dr. David P. Hardie, we commenced our
relationship with Dr. Joanne McLaurin’s research with the University of Toronto with an initial
Grant of $6,000. In the ensuing years, these Grants steadily grew so that by 2007 that support
totalled $100,000.
In 2008 our Foundation made a five-year pledge of $125,000 fulfilled in 2012. Also, in
2012 we joined with the Eastern and Western Grand Councils of Canada to make the
Foundation national in scope and the name was changed to the “Cryptic Rite Charitable
Foundation Inc”. In 2014 Dr. McLaurin’s Research was relocated to Sunnybrook Hospital and
our Foundation’s Board of Directors made the decision to continue our support for her
research.
Our 2022 grant of $25,000 was the fifth installment of our 2017 pledge bringing our
accumulated support for Dr. McLaurin’s research to a half million dollars, $250,000 through the
University of Toronto and $250,000 through the Sunnybrook Foundation.
At the 2023 Annual Meeting, the membership approved the recommendation of the
Board of Directors to increase our Annual Grant to $35,000
In this our Fortieth Year, the Cryptic Rite Masons of Canada should be justly proud of
our accomplishments thus far and strive zealously together to reach even greater levels of
support for this important work.

THE CRYPTIC RITE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION INC

from
Vancouver Island
to
St. John’s, Newfoundland

    printable information brochure [click here]

   for more information on the Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation

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 three sources:

·        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. 

  Many 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.

Directors
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

 

History

  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.

  In 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 Sunnybrook Foundation.