Membership | Shriners Legacy
Generations of Brotherhood
As Shriners, we are part of an international organization that strengthens us individually, enhances our families, and makes us part of a history of brotherhood and camaraderie. And, as Shriners, we also have the opportunity to be legacies. The Legacy Program helps strengthen our fraternal bonds with those closest to us and allows members to honor the many men before us who laid the foundation of our great fraternity.
Promoting both membership and the Legacy Program will help ensure the future strength of this great organization that has enriched our lives. Shriners International invites each of you to be part of the Legacy Program and to encourage your family members to participate, as well. Each February, which is now designated as Legacy Month, temples are encouraged to host Legacy Nights to promote membership and honor the members who have taken part in this program. Shriners International will also share stories of Legacy families in our various publications and on our websites in recognition of their dedication to the Shriners fraternity.
To commemorate taking part in this exciting program, each Legacy can download a certificate signed by the Imperial Potentate and Imperial Recorder. Shriners and their registered relatives can also order online a unique gold Legacy pin that represents the pride they have in their Shriner heritage. For many men, being a Shriner is a family tradition that stretches across generations. The Legacy Program is a way to honor this special bond.
Membership | $100 Million Dollar Club
What is the $100 Million Dollar Club
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a system of 22 hospitals in North America dedicated to treating children with orthopedic problems and burn injuries. There are 18 orthopedic hospitals, three burn hospitals and one hospital that provides orthopedic, burn care and spinal cord injury care. The mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay.
Since the founding of Shriners Hospitals for Children® in 1922, about $12 billion has been spent to provide quality and compassionate medical care to nearly a million children with orthopedic problems, severe burn injuries or spinal cord injuries. Most of these services are paid for by the Shriners Hospitals for Children® endowment fund.
Without this fund, Shriners Hospitals for Children® would not be able to ensure optimum and compassionate patient care. In order to meet the needs of thousands of children in need of the expert care Shriners Hospitals for Children® provide, the endowment fund must continue to grow during these times of increasing costs of medical care.
Since approximately 90 percent of the annual Shriners Hospitals for Children® operating budget will be spent in direct support of the 22 hospitals, your gift to its endowment fund is a gift to one of the world’s “purest” philanthropies.
Ways to join
There are three ways to become a member of the 100 Million Dollar Club:
- By contributing $100 or more to Shriners Hospitals for Children
- By having your will include a bequest of $100 or more to Shriners Hospitals for Children
- By adding a provision to an existing will leaving $100 or more to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
All such contributions should be processed through your local Shrine Temple Recorder.
What you receive Each donor receives a handsome 100 Million Dollar Club certificate. By contributing $100, you can feel like a million, knowing that you have helped to ensure that Shriners Hospitals for Children will be able to continue helping children in the years to come. Who can join To become a member you simply complete the form below and provide a one-time fee of $100, in form of cash or check, to the Kazim Recorder. Best of all, anyone can donate money. Non-Mason or Mason, Non-Shriner or Shriner, men, women or you can even donate in honor of a loved one who is deceased. You will receive a certificate acknowledging your gift, and you are entitled to wear the $100 Million Dollar Club fez pin, which can be purchased from the Kazim Directors Staff for $15.