Special award programs for contributions include:
o *Life Sponsor - Available to Sir Knights (members of a Commandery) who donate $30.
o *Associate Patron - Available to any person or organization that makes a donation of $50.
o *Patron - Available to any person or organization that makes a donation of $100.
*Payments for Life Sponsor, Patron, and/or Associate Patron will exempt your Grand Commandery from further assessment to the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.
o **The Grand Master's Club - One Thousand Dollars enrolls you as a concerned individual in the humanitarian work of the Foundation. The Grand Master's Club is available to all individuals, whether Templars or others, but not to organizations. Your membership in the Grand Master's Club entitles you to a lapel pin, an engraved wall plaque and the Crusaders Cross issued for the first 5 Grand Master Clubs. (As of 2/1/2015 once 25 Grand Masterís Clubs are reached, a Sword of Merit will be awarded.)
o **The Grand Commander's Club - You can enroll in the Grand Commander's Club by sending in your first installment of $100.00 or more. At the time of your enrollment, you will receive a lapel pin and wallet card (signifying your membership). In addition, members of the Grand Commander's Club pledge to make annual contributions of $100.00 or more for nine more years until the total of $1,000.00 is reached. Once contributions total $1,000.00, the individual is enrolled in the Grand Master's Club.
**The Grand Master's Club and Grand Commander's Club are available to all individual Templars or others, but not to organizations.
o Memorial Donations - These donations are of any amount in memory of a deceased person. A form is provided on the donor envelope.
o Honorary Gifts - These donations are given in honor of a living person in recognition of service or friendship.
o Wills and Bequests - Anyone who believes in the service provided by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. may leave a bequest to the Foundation in their will.
o Sight Crusader - Anyone who designates the KTEF in their will and provides suitable notification to the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. will be listed in the Gold Book and designated a Sight Crusader.
o The Permanent Donor Fund - This unique fund gives perpetual recognition to any person or organization that becomes a recipient of the Golden Chalice or Sword of Merit. Recognition is given by presentation of the Golden Chalice or Sword of Merit and the name and amount contributed appear in the Annual Report on a continuing basis. Additional donations by the individual or organization in the amount of $1,000 or more will be acknowledged in future annual reports. The donor may be an organization, foundation, corporation, or individual.
|o The Golden Chalice - |
The Chalice is awarded in recognition
of a single donation of $10,000 or more.
The donation may be applied to
the Permanent Donor Fund.
o The Grand Master's Sword of Merit -
This coveted award is given in recognition
of a single donation of $25,000 or more.
The donation may be applied to the
Permanent Donor Fund.