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The Illinois Masonic Foundation Student Assistance Program has been providing high quality Student Assistance Program Training to educators in Illinois since 1990. Over 10,000 teachers have been trained, 450 schools served, and thousands of students helped through SAP teams and the charitable commitment of Illinois Masons. IMF SAP is a 501(c)(3) organization.

The Foundation is operated by a Director of Programs and a Board of Managers who report to the Corporate Board of Directors of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Illinois.

Illinois Masonic Foundation

Providing Student Assistance Program (SAP) training and technical assistance to Illinois Schools since 1990

The Illinois Masonic Foundation Student Assistance Program model is a school-based early intervention approach for schools to help students who are having difficulty being successful in school. We work with your school delegates to train an intervention team to help identify students with difficulties and guide them to both school and community resources for support. Training costs are covered through the IL Masonic Foundation.

Meet the Members

Director of Programs
Sue Rentsch

Board of Directors
Anthony R. Cracco
Franklin E. Cline
Ben L. Grisham
Steven F. Oakley
Greg Clark
Michael Jackson

Board of Managers
Daniel C. Yandel, Wyanet , Chairman
Dr. William Alwerdt, Sullivan
Angelo Deserio, Crest Hill
Phillip Pinney, Riverton
Denver Tolbert, Mulkeytown

Contact information for the Board Members:
Grand Lodge of Illinois A.F. and A.M.
2866 Via Verde
Springfield, IL 62703

Contact Us
Director of Programs

Sue Rentsch

Phone: 217-483-4896


Over 30,000 students received help from an Illinois Student Assistance Programs in 2003-04

72% Improved or held ground in Academics Behavior, Health, Attendance

33% needed Mental Health assistance

45% were referred for Substance Use Assessment

22% needed assistance controlling violent behavior

4500 Students utilized community based support, Including 45% for substance abuse, 33% for Mental Health programs, 22% for help with violent behavior

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