Gifts and Bequests to the El Paso Scottish Rite Historical Library and Museum Foundation

The El Paso Scottish Rite Historical and Library Museum depends upon gifts from you and others like you to make it possible for the Foundation's mission to be accomplished. You may make one or more of the types of gifts enumerated below.

In making a gift to the Foundation, you will receive a receipt letter for tax purposes as the Foundation is approved as a IRS Code 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible to the full extent of the law for federal income tax purposes as well as for federal estate tax and state inheritance and gift tax purposes.

Your gift or bequest will allow our Foundation to maintain our historical Temple and provide the resources necessary for us to continue the Scottish Rite mission for generations to come.  

Checks should be made payable to: "El Paso Scottish Rite Historical Library and Museum Foundation."

In addition to cash, you may make one or more of the following types of gifts. 

Gift Concept
Gift Plan
  Gifts by Bequest or Beneficiary Designation 
  (1) Will
  (2) Life Insurance
  (3) Retirement Plan            
  Gifts made Outright  (4) Appreciated Property, Stock, or Cash

Petition for Initiation can now be downloaded from our Membership Services page, under "Forms"

DEGREE FEE for age 32 and above - $500 ($250 must accompany petition)

DEGREE FEE FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY E-5 AND BELOW - $250 ($125 must accompany petition)

DEGREE FEE for age 31 and under - $250 ($125 must accompany petition)

32° Black cap is included in above fee - Cap Case is $30 additional

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​​Mark your Calendars:

Stated Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month - except April and October, due to our Reunions

6 October 2017 - Feast of Tishri

20-21 October 2017 - Fall Reunion

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The Scottish Rite is based upon Symbolic Masonry. It does not confer the first three degrees. This is recognized as the unquestioned prerogative of the Symbolic Lodges. The Scottish Rite confers only degrees from the fourth to the thirty-second, inclusive.

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