Our order supports several charitable causes including Cancer Research, Service Dogs, ESTARL scholarships, Masonic youth organizations, and special projects of the
General Grand Chapter’s Most Worthy Grand Matron.
Below is a recap of our charitable giving for 2017-2018 and more information on those charities we are focusing on this year.
OHSU Knight Cancer Research Center
Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership
ESTARL is an acronym for Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership. In short, it is a program providing financial grants to students preparing for full-time religious service. Established in response to a concern for the decreasing number of persons preparing for full-time religious service and the increasing cost of tuition, the Grand Chapter of Oregon grants ESTARL awards each year.
The Grand Chapter also supports our state masonic youth organizations, the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, Jobs Daughters International and DeMolay. Check out our youth groups on their pages here.
Please make checks in support of our charitable projects out to the Grand Chapter of Oregon.
Oregon OES Donations in 2017-2018
Cancer Research at OHSU - $27,400 plus
approximately $491,000 from the estate of a deceased member
Shrine Patient Transportation - $8,906
Masonic Youth Groups (Job’s Daughters, Rainbow, DeMolay) - $8,520
Heart Research at Providence St. Vincent’s - $5,263.25
Guide Dogs for the Blind - $2,057
PAVE - $850
Sherwood Police Dept. – $219.50
Masonic and Eastern Star Home
Assessment - $12,489
Home Endowment - $2,227.62
Outreach - $1,024.80
FAITH - $2,124.62
ALS Research - $650
Regenerative Medicine - $530
Alzheimer’s Research - $20
Scottish Rite Speech and Language Programs - $150
Support First Responders - $255
Diabetes Research - $160
Benevolent Fund - $760
Dorothy M Dewing Scholarship Endowment - $48,548.22
$3,500 Scholarship Awarded
ESTARL - $4,639.84
$6,700 Scholarships Awarded
Leslie S. Parker Memorial Scholarship
$1,500 Scholarship Awarded