Since its introduction by Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson at the 2004 Supreme Convention, United in Charity, the initiative establishing an unrestricted endowment fund to support the long-term charitable goals of the Order, has enjoyed an encouraging response from our members as well as the general public.
Shortly after it was established, the urgent need to raise money for Gulf States hurricane relief meant the work of creating an endowment fund had to be temporarily assigned a lower priority until the urgent needs of hurricanes Katrina and Rita had been addressed. Knights of Columbus Charities raised $5.5 million in donations to help families, schools and communities rebuild their lives after the destructive storms. The Supreme Council paid all the administrative costs for this program, allowing 100 percent of every donation to go directly to aid the areas affected by the hurricanes.
Now we have refocused our efforts to build this endowment, which will one day provide a steady source of funding for the Order’s charitable projects, and not be subject to short-term fluctuations in our ability to raise money for worthy programs.
Each year, the Order receives special requests from the Catholic Church and worthy organizations that are closely aligned with its mission. Currently those needs are met from the general fund or, in combination with specific appeals. However, often the demand far exceeds the supply. Your gift to United in Charity will help the Order respond to these many requests and ensure that the goals we champion, and continue to champion, will receive deserving financial support.
|Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson|
Please consider making a donation now by mail or online. To the extent permitted by law, your gift is tax deductible in the United States or tax creditable in Canada. Canadian donor's will receive a tax receipt by mail.
Also, please consider donating a Knights of Columbus life insurance policy for the benefit of United in Charity, after your family’s insurance needs are met. Your Knights of Columbus insurance agent can supply you with a brochure and information on several different ways to provide such a gift.
United in Charity has already received several charitable bequests. A remembrance of United in Charity in your will is a significant way to contribute to the good works of the Order and assist the needs of others.
The Order’s good works inspire confidence – a confidence earned by 125 years of service to those in need, for loyalty to the Magisterium of the Church, and faithful adherence to the vision of its founder, the Servant of God Father Michael J. McGivney – 125 years of Faith in Action.
Thank you for your support of the charitable and philanthropic goals of the Order.
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If you would like more information about United in Charity, an unrestricted endowment fund wholly managed, maintained and operated by Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and Knights of Columbus Canada Charities, Inc., a registered charity with the CRA, please contact us:
By Toll-Free Phone:
By Postal Service:
Office of the Supreme Treasurer,
Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. &
Knights of Columbus Canada Charities, Inc.
One Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510