The Ruth Hayward Masonic Fund


This fund was established by funds entrusted to the Urbana Masonic Lodge by the Ruth Hayward Estate to be used expressly for the benefit of the elderly in Champaign County. The needs of the elderly are a continuing concern for the directors of the fund and the Ruth Hayward Fund will be there to address those needs.

The Ruth Hayward Masonic Fund for the elderly is established to assist the elderly of Champaign County in meeting their basic daily living needs. These basic needs include, but are not limited to the following: food, clothing, medical, rehabilitation services, housing structure, utilities, and other services as requested and appropriate. Qualified individuals and or organizations may be awarded cash grants to meet these basic needs.

The Board of Directors will determine the application, selection and awarding of these financial grants. A qualified individual is a person 60 years of age or older. A qualified organization is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) entity providing any or all basic daily need services to individuals who are 60 years of age or older.