Officers of the Elizabethtown DeMolay Chapter present a check to the Elizabethtown Public Library Board of Directors President

Serving Others

The Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation (PMYF) provides resources, training, conferences and adult leadership to a variety of Pennsylvania Masonic sponsored youth groups, with programs continually expanding to serve more youth in more areas of the state.

Masonic youth organizations supported by PMYF include DeMolayJob’s DaughtersKnights of PythagorasRainbow Girls and Ruth Mitchell Tucker Girls Youth Department, which foster the values of Freemasonry and give youth a place to develop and succeed.

Outreach & Service

All youth organizations embrace the importance of community service and charitable outreach. Youth groups contributed more than 2,500 hours of volunteer service to support their communities. PMYF granted $25,500 toward the support of dozens of youth-led service projects throughout the Commonwealth.

In 2000, Pennsylvania DeMolay adopted the Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Pennsylvania as their State Charity and have raised over $190,000 since then. Chapter’s fundraising efforts include participation in the centers’ walks, through the donation of supplies and equipment and by supporting the various fundraisers that are held by the centers.

Elizabethtown Chapter, Order of DeMolay, has led the way in the support of this state charity by raising funds and donating over $75,000 to the Lancaster Center through annual dinners, an annual Dodgeball for Dyslexia Tournament supported by an average of 10 DeMolay chapters and another eight Masonic lodges and appendant organizations and through direct donations from the chapter and the individual members through their profit-sharing personal accounts.

Elizabethtown Chapter also has a long history of supporting a variety of local charities, including assisting the local Rotary Club with its annual Christmas tree sale that raises funds for a plethora of local charities.

For the 14th consecutive year, the chapter also participated in the Annual Taste of Lancaster County, sponsored by the Rotary Club, to raise funds primarily for the Elizabethtown Public Library. The chapter provided trash removal service and ran a coat check, and they have contributed a total of $4,998 to the library from this coat check over the years.

“I like doing this because it’s a brotherhood opportunity for young men to get together for service, fun events and to support charities,” Master Councilor Kenton Green said, in an interview with the Merchandiser newspaper.


Through PMYF’s Educational Institute, 1,455 individuals attended virtual and in-person Educational Institute Workshops. Educators, human service professionals and school administrators from surrounding communities have access to these sessions free of charge.

In 2022, $177,500 in scholarships were given to young adults to support them as they pursued their dreams of higher education.