The Oxford Orphanage Alumni Association has created a fund to honor one of the most beloved brothers in the history of the Masonic Home for Children.

Donald L. Sizemore joined the staff of the then-Oxford Orphanage in 1964 as a cottage counselor and worked his way up – through almost every job available – to admissions director of MHCO. He would work under seven superintendents before retiring in 2004. He passed away in 2016.

The fund honoring Sizemore, administered by the North Carolina Masonic Foundation, will make an annual contribution from its endowment to MHCO.Like Brother Sizemore, this fund will impact young lives now and provide a foundation for support in the future.

The fund is built on love, memory and story – stories that will live forever through the voices of so many alumni and employees of the Home. They tell of his care, compassion, and belief in the home and its mission, while Sizemore served as cottage counselor, and later in administrative positions and as coach for various little league teams on campus.

The Orphan’s association welcomes donations in any amount. Gifts will be recognized by the Alumni Association as charter donations to the fund, and will be part of a public announcement and presentation at MHCO’s 2019 Homecoming in October.

Donations can be mailed to: MHCO c/o Tina Gilreath, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565. Checks should be made payable to MHCO, with the memo notation: “Donald Sizemore Memorial Fund.” Questions? Contact Tina Gilreath (919-603-3906) or tgilreath@mhc-oxford.org or Chris Richardson (919-690-5996) or crichardson@mfnc.org.

Online donations can be made at www.mhc-oxford.org. Be sure to note “Donald Sizemore Memorial Fund” on your online gift form.

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