MINNEAPOLIS & LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6,
2005--Members and supporters of the Scottish Rite may now support the
organization's charitable causes by using the new Scottish Rite
affinity credit card, created in partnership with U.S. Bank. The card
benefits the organization each time a new card is activated and again
each and every time that card is used.
This affinity program will help Scottish Rite Charities to fund
several collegiate scholarships as well as graduate research in the
fight against schizophrenia, help kids to learn to read at 32 Degrees
Masonic Learning Centers for Children, and help to preserve national
heritage through the programs and conservation efforts of the National
Scottish Rite members and charity supporters have a choice of one
of three cards offered through this U.S. Bank partnership, including
one that earns reward points that can be redeemed for gift
certificates, merchandise, cash and travel rewards. The partnership
improves ability of the Scottish Rite organization to offer members
high-quality affinity credit products. The partnership also
demonstrates U.S. Bank's commitment to be a key corporate partner to
the Scottish Rite.
"The prestige and history of the Scottish Rite is widely
recognized and we are proud to join in supporting that legacy," said
Tanya Turner, senior vice president of affinity products at U.S. Bank.
"The Scottish Rite credit card will be a tremendous asset to anyone
who wishes to support the organization's charitable causes with
purchases they make every day."
The new cards are available through local valley offices, the
Supreme Council web site www.supremecouncil.org/visa, or by calling
1-800-853-5576 ext. 8449.
Scottish Rite is a fraternal organization of Master Masons whose
mission it is to improve the individual character, leadership and
spirit of its members through relevant teachings and programs; to
promote family and community values; to serve mankind through the
impact of its extensive charitable outreach; to inspire men to support
the principles of the organization and to strengthen the Masonic Way
of Life through its worldwide brotherhood.
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CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
Dave Olmstead, 781-726-3550
SOURCE: U.S. Bank