San Luis Obispo Masons donate $1,000 to Atascadero Fine Arts Academy

Back row, left to right: Samadhy Coots (PTSA Treasurer), Christian Marano (King David’s Past Master), Kibbie Rubin (Principal), Susan Sparling (PTSA Vice President), Roni DeCoster (PTSA President), and Franca Lansky (PTSA VP of Membership). Front row, left to right: Caitlyn Whaley and Izzy Nunes, Student Leadership Representatives. (Photo contributed)

ATASCADERO — The Masons of King David’s Masonic Lodge No. 209 in San Luis Obispo recently donated $1,000 to the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy. The presentation was part of the fall 2018 philanthropy program of the lodge, which totaled $15,000. Located in Atascadero, AFAA is the only public school in the county that delivers arts-based curriculum to fourth through eighth grade students.

The funds will be used to support AFAA students as they wrap up their annual Art-A-Thon fundraiser. The donation was presented by Christian Marano, a Past Master of the lodge. The Masons of King David’s Lodge also donated $1,000 to AFAA during the spring philanthropy program earlier this year to support sixth grade students attending outdoor science camp.

King David’s Lodge is involved in supporting a variety of nonprofit philanthropic efforts, both locally and statewide. In addition, the lodge awards more than $20,000 annually in scholarships to local high school seniors. To learn more about local Masonic activity, contact the lodge secretary, George Brown, at 805-459-42255 or


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