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The Imperial Potentate of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of North and South America and its jurisdiction, incorporated, Prince Hall shriners, announced here recently that Prince Hall Shriners and Daughters of Isis members have presented financial aid grants, education scholarships, and PH Shrine Health and Medical Research Foundation awards totaling more than $5 million to individuals, organizations, and units throughout the USE and overseas in recent years. 

The top leader said that he, along with the Imperial Commandress and other selected Prince Hall Shrine officials have traveled more than 50,000 miles to cities and towns all over the land and overseas to present the grants to deserving individuals and organizations. 

It was noted that the money donations were made in person to many civic and fraternal groups, colleges, hospitals, individuals, and universities to students already in schools, assist students about the enter high institutions of learning for the first time, and to aid in financing special programs and projects on medical research and foundations, and to improve on and/or eliminate many of the dreaded diseases commonly know that affect all of mankind. 

Many to the awards made by shrine officials were made with a stipulation that funds received would be earmarked to purchase much needed items of equipment and supplies, and to enhance ongoing programs of medical research projects at colleges, universities, and medical research foundations. 

"The need of funding sources seeking high education and organizations needing our money, regardless of race, creed or national origin in this nation is more acute now than at any other time in the history of our fraternal order," The Imperial Potentate said."

Money has been granted to the following national agencies and organizations located throughout the world; 

• American Heart Association, National;
• American Heart Association, Virginia affiliate; 
• Association for the Study of American-Afro Life and History; 
• Deborah Hospital, Department of Hart and Lung;
• Deborah Hospital, Schools of Medicine Research Center; 
• Disabled American Veterans; 
• Fisk University John G. Lewis, Jr., Fellowship;
• Harlem Hospital, Department of Hypertensive Research; 
• Homer G. Phillips Hospital; 
• Howard University, School of Medicine, Chief of Cariology;
• Howard University, School of Medicine, Department of Hypertensive Research 
• Howard University, School of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases;
• Howard University, School of Medicine, Medical Research Center;
• Legal Defense Fund; 
• March of Dimes Research Foundation;
• Meherry University, Department of Hypertensive Research;
• Mental Health and Retardation Research Foundation
• Michigan Cancer Research Foundation; 
• Moorland-Springarn Research Center, Howard University;
• Morehouse College, School of Medicine;
• National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
• National Association of Sickle Cell Anemia Diseases; 
• National Jewish Hospital; 
• National Jewish Hospital, Department of Cancer Research
• National Scholarship Service and Fund of Negro Students (NSSFNS);
• National Urban League;
• People United to Save Humanity, Inc. (PUSH);
• Pine Acres Camp, Incorporated; 
• Roscoe C. Washington Student Aid Fund;
• Roswell Park Memorial Institute;
• Tuskegee Institute School of Veterinary Medicine; 
• United Negro College Fund (UNCF);
• Ursula Hines-Botts Education Scholarship Awards Program. 

Most of the funds received for these donations were given to members of Prince Hall Shrine Temples, courts and clubs all over the world, by the officials of the Fish Bowl Football classic, played annually in Norfolk, Virginia and the Ohio Shrine football classic, played annually in or near Daytona, Ohio, the International Longshoresman Association (ILA), Norfolk, VA; The American Tobacco Company, Schenley Distillers, and the Champion Spark Plug Company of Toledo, Ohio. 

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[[image - Imperial Potentate — Carl L. Wilson]]

[[caption]] L. to R.—3rd from left is Tommie L. Kirk, III. Potentate Faisal Temple 192, West Germany, the other 3 hold membership. [[/caption]]

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