Philanthropic Fundraising Guidelines for United States Temples, Units and Clubs


IV. PHILANTHROPY AND FUNDRAISING 

PHILANTHROPIC FUNDRAISING GUIDELINES FOR UNITED STATES TEMPLES, UNITS AND CLUBS

A.  “The sole philanthropy of the Order is the support of the Shriners Hospitals for children® through donations to the Daughters of the Nile Foundation and the Canadian Foundations.  All fundraising activities undertaken by Subordinate Temples, Units, and Clubs shall conform to the values and Tenets of Daughters of the Nile included in the Manuel of Procedures.”

(Supreme Temple Bylaws, PART 1, ARTICLE 1, SECTION 4.  Supreme Temple Membership, (e) Philanthropy)  M-38

  1.  In the United States, Subordinate Temples donate through the Daughters of the Nile Foundation through the Convalescent Endowment Fund (CEF) or the Convalescent Relief Account(CRA).a.  The United States Convalescent Endowment Fund (CEF) is a permanent financial investment account.  The principal amount is held in perpetuity, while the investment income/growth is donated each year to Shriners Hospitals for Children® for the benefit of the Shriners Hospitals for Children® in the United States and Mexico.

    b.  All contributons to the United States Convalescent Relief Account (CRA) are donated each year to Shriners Hospitlas for Children® for the benefit of the Shriners Hospitals for Children® in the United States and Mexico.

  2.  In Canada, Subordinate Temples donate to the Canadian Foundation through the Convalescent Endowment Fund (CEF) or the Convalescent Relief Fund (CRF). 

    a.  The Canadian Convalescent Endowment Funds(s) (CEF) is a permanent financial investment account.  The principal amount is held in perpetuity, while the investment income is donated each year to Shriners Hospitlas for Children®-Canada.                                                                                                                                                                                  b.   All contributions to the Convalescent Relief Fund (CRF) are donated each year for Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada.


B.  SUPREME TEMPLE, UNITED STATES FOUNDATION AND CANADIAN FOUNDATION GUIDELINES. 

  1.  If the activity is ongoing or lengthy, a report SHALL BE GIVEN on a regular basis and a summary financial report shall be given upon completion.
  2.  The Temple Financial Review Committee Shall review the Reports and Accounting records at the time of their annual review and they shall be included in the report to the Supreme Temple.
  3.  Immediately upon completion of any fundraising activity, all proceeds shall be turned in to the Temple, Unit, or Club as appropiate.
  4.  Lengthy fundraising activity proceeds shall be turned into the Temple, Unit, or Club monthly.a.  The Princess Recorder shall send a contributor’s check/cheque tot eh United States or Canadian Foundation without processing it through the Temple’s accounting records.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      b.  The Princess Recorder shall include the United States CEF and CRA Form or the Candian CEF or CRF Cash Remittance Form.  The forms are available on the United States (donfdn.org) or Canadian (donctf.ca) websites.

    c.   All money recieved for the United States or Canadian Foundation shall be forwarded as soon as possible.

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