The Carolinas GCSA Benevolence Fund provides a death benefit for any current association member who pays the amount of dues set by the membership for Class A members. Affiliate Corporate members are not eligible. The Benevolence Fund can also provide financial support for a sick or distressed member or member of their immediate family. Benevolence Fund distributions are administered by the board of directors.
The board allocates $10,000 to the fund in each year's budget with assistance limited to no more than five surviving spouses or estates at $2,000 each in any one year. Any and all requests in excess of five per year will be carried forward to the following year in order by date.
Surviving spouses or estate executors must inform the association of the death of an eligible member by signed letter and enclose a copy of the death certificate. For more information, please call the Carolinas GCSA office at (800) 476-4272.