Saving our historic building – implementing a successful business model
People in Salina and throughout Kansas recognize our Temple. It is on both the state and national registries of historic places and has been officially designated as one of the “Eight Wonders of Kansas.”
Our challenge: It has become difficult for a declining and aging Masonic membership to maintain and preserve it. The Foundation was created to generate philanthropic support to accomplish this and has developed a sound business plan to insure long-term financial sustainability.
The plan will establish a Community Resource and Learning Center, housing up to 10 nonprofit tenants. They will benefit through shared expenses such as reception, phone systems and access to the buildings many new and existing amenities.
“ Development of the Center can expose thousands more to the building’s unique architecture and beauty.”
Nancy Klostermeyer, ED, The Volunteer Connection)
The campaign to insure preservation, effect needed renovations and successfully implement the business model
Our goal is $7,000,000. Gifts, grants and investments will be sought from individuals, businesses, foundations and both Masonic and non-Masonic sources. Historic Preservation and Community Service tax credits are being pursued.
Gifts and pledges of 3 – 5 years, can include cash, securities, in-kind support and estate commitments from bequests, trusts, annuities and other arrangements so as to maximize tax benefits for donors. Memorial and tribute gifts are encouraged to recognize loved ones.