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Mabel R. Krows Campaign

The Daughters of the Nile Foundation is excited to announce a special fundraising campaign honoring one of our founders, Mabel R. Krows, Past Supreme Queen. This Mabel R. Krows Birthday Bash campaign commemorates what would have been her 140th birthday.

It may surprise you to learn that Mabel R. Krows and our other founders faced adversity very similar to what we are experiencing today. They were of the generation that saw two World Wars and the Spanish Flu Epidemic. Despite these huge challenges they were able to persevere and build the foundation for the beautiful Order we know and love today. It was just prior to the Spanish flu sweeping the nation that the Daughters of the Nile ritual was completed, Supreme Officers were elected, the first Ceremonial performed (April 12, 1914), Installation held, and the first drill team started (1915). Certainly, things slowed during the epidemic and World War I but revived when life returned to normal, or at least the new normal. The many challenges faced in 2020, including COVID, closings of Temples for safety, and civil unrest have not allowed our philanthropic efforts to be as robust as in the past. However, the needs of the special children served by the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children(R) have remained the same. In commemoration of Mabel R. Krows’ (August 15, 1881-May 15, 1967) birthday, the Foundation is asking you to think of these special children and give what you can to support the Convalescence Endowment Fund.

We welcome all donations whether large or small. You may make an individual donation, or your Temple may want to get creative and hold a fundraiser to benefit this campaign. Many of our Temples have found creative ways to raise funds virtually and this may be a great opportunity to test your ideas while benefiting a wonderful cause.

We invite you to donate to Mabel R. Krows Birthday Bash or to purchase limited edition items shown below commemorating this special campaign. Donations for the Mabel R. Krows Birthday Bash may either be mailed to Daughters of the Nile Foundation, 6705 Mesa Dr., Austin, Texas 78731-2817 or made on the Daughters of the Nile Foundation website (donfdn.org). If donating via check, please make sure the memo line indicates Mabel R. Krows Birthday Bash. Your Temple will receive credit for your donations. The special campaign will begin April 1, 2021, and conclude on July 31, 2021, with the announcement of its success on August 15, 2021, Mabel R. Krows’ 140th birthday! The Foundation website will also include a running total and final announcement.

Just as Daughters of the Nile rejoice during happy times, they pull together in adversity. We are asking you to support this special activity to commemorate Mabel R. Krows so that our philanthropy continues to support the children.

2021 Empty Basket Fund-raiser