Each year part of each member’s yearly oblation is paid into the Foundation and numerous other events are held during the year to aid its finances. All the money, collected by the Foundation, is used in its charitable work and no charges for administration are made. It is staffed solely by volunteers drawn from the Order.
It is administered by a Board of Trustees also drawn from the Order and the present Board consists of:
Trustees of the Fleur-de-Lys Foundation
Chair: Right Noble Dame Comtesse Hermione de Montgomery DGL, GCStJA, BSc(Hons)
Right Noble Chev Jonathan Richard Hastings Sayers KGL, GCStJA,
Chev Eric John Sarti KL BStJA (Treasurer to the Foundation)
Right Noble Chev Alan Blackstone KGL, GCStJA, FSA Scot
Right Noble Chev Ian Tough JP, KGL, KCStJA, FSA Scot
Noble Chev Guido Matthyns KCL BStJA
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