It is truly a great honor and pleasure to be named the new President and CEO of the Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge Foundation Inc. The Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge Foundation Inc. of Florida known as the MWUGL Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity, Free and Accepted Masons, State of Florida and Belize, Central America, Jurisdiction, Incorporated Prince Hall Affiliated, Founded 1870.
At this time i would like to thank my predecessors the Honorable Gerald McKenzie Esq. and the 18th Most Worshipful Grand Master the Honorable Walter Gulley Jr. for their tremendous dedication to the community and the progress of the MWUGL foundation. I truly look forward to continuing their legacy and building a unique organization that will benefit all of the great citizens of Florida. i stand truly on the shoulders of the giants that came before me.
MWUGL awarded over $23,000 to various community charitable projects and activities. Our total charitable donations to date amount to over $112,000, including at least 10 students with a $1500 academic endowment and a $500 book stipend each school year. Additionally, we have made many charitable donations to several organizations. These donations include over $60,000 awarded in scholarships, education resources and to the United Negro College Fund. Over $29,000 awarded toward medical assistance, which includes a $10,000 award to the American Breast Cancer Society and a $10,000 award to the Sickle Cell Foundation. Our goal is to increase our community outreach to an additional $100,000. MWUGL provides financial assistance to those who are in need of making charitable donations to various community organizations.
The mission of the Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge Foundation (MWUGLF) is to support the community at large by fostering partnerships with other community agencies to produce young men and women who are contributors to society rather than being victims of circumstances beyond their control. Over the last 10 years, we have established over 30 Knights of Pythagoras Youth Council for boys throughout the State of Florida, which provide a comprehensive youth development environment that will enable our young men to develop and mature as citizens and tomorrow’s leaders. Additionally, we have established over 20 Starlight Youth Council for girls, which provide real-life skills training and experience through counseling with the emphasis on building healthy self-esteem along with various educational outreach programs.