What is the Order of the Amaranth?
The Order of the Amaranth was founded in 1873, as a fraternal and charitable organization whose membership of women and men with Masonic affiliation share in social activities to promote the growth of our Order. Although a belief in the existence of a Supreme Being is foremost to being a member, we welcome many faiths represented within our membership. Our Ritual is an integral part of our Order and emphasizes the values of everyday life, founded on the sublime teachings of Truth, Faith, Wisdom and Charity. It is by these teachings we strive to be better individuals.
Our major philanthropic endeavor is the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation. This Foundation makes yearly donations from funds raised by the local jurisdictions to the American Diabetes Association, in the form of grants to researchers. We are proud that 100% of the funds raised are provided for use by the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation as the Board of Directors is elected from our membership and no administrative expenses are incurred. Through these donations, we hope our efforts will ultimately help in finding a cure for Diabetes.
Grand Court of South Carolina, Order of the Amaranth