The Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma and Districts 26 and 2 Masonic Lodges have been honored as this year’s Regents Business Partnership Award recipient through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
“The Masons are valued partners of Carl Albert State College,” said Mandy Roberts, Executive Director of the CASC Development Foundation. “Their generous donations over the years have supported the educational endeavors of countless students.”
CASC received a generous endowment from the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma to support the creation of the CASC Leadership Empowerment and Development (LEAD) Program, which is designed to provide educational and leadership learning opportunities to community college students while empowering them to become change agents both on campus and in the community. Through the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma, Districts 26 and 2 Masonic Lodges actively support CASC scholarships through their participation in the Adopt-A-Scholar Program, which is a highly competitive scholarship for students who demonstrate strong academic and leadership capabilities.
Since 2004, the local Masonic Lodges have helped approximately 500 students achieve their educational goals to transfer to four-year institutions, graduate, or begin their professional careers. Additionally, local Masons volunteer their time to serve as trustees on the CASC Foundation Board. The professional and personal networks that have been developed through this successful partnership have contributed greatly to area workforce development, philanthropic endeavors, and civic engagement.
In the photo, L to R: Jaime Henson, Sallisaw Campus Director, Chancellor Allison Garrett, OK State Regents for Higher Education, Regent Carroll Huggins, Lloyd Lee Howard Cagle, Mandy Roberts, Executive Director, CASC Development Foundation, Michael Carpenter, President Jay Falkner, CASC, Holly Bormann, Director of Marketing, John Logan, Executive Director of the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma.