2015 was a banner year for the Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation. Generous donors and the successful completion of a recent fundraising drive enabled the Foundation to make a difference for the youth of our community. In 2015 the Foundation
- Awarded $60,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors,
- Donated $15,000 to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children,
- Reimbursed three local teachers for their expenses in attending the Dyslexia Training Program at the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children,
- Provided two specially equipped patrol bicycles to the Flower Mound police department,
- Continue recognition of ROTC and JROTC cadets, and
- Underwrote the majority of the Grand Annual Banquet expense.
These expenditures make a difference in the lives of our youth. Many cards are received from scholarship recipients expressing their thanks and the importance of your gift to them. The Flower Mound Police Department has used the patrol bikes to establish a new level of community involvement and recognition.
The giving of Fort Worth Scottish Rite Masons is legendary among Texas Masons. No other Valley can match the depth and breadth of the Valley of Fort Worth. Of special recognition are those who spent many weekends attending community events selling raffle tickets. Among this group are Bob Jernigan, Chuck Boggess, Jim Mendenhall, David Sebastian, Dan Gilbert, Jeff Mendenhall, Charles Farmer, Mike Sipes, Robert Champion, Jerry Leake, John Miles, John Boozer, Larry Field, Tony “T-Bone” Morgan, Miles Hutchinson, Mike Haverland, Mike Motley, John Karnes, Greg Bird, Ricky Cliatt, John Allen, and Finn Watkins. Special recognition goes to Finn Watkins for his exceptional stewardship of the Foundation resources.