| Grand Knight: Ted Timmel
|Chaplain: Rev Samuel V Scott
McGivney Council #29 Charitable Works Statement of Focus
The Knights of Columbus are a worldwide Catholic men’s
organization initially formed to render financial aid to members and their
families. While this mission has expanded and now includes a top-rated
insurance program, KofC charity has also grown well beyond that into the
broader community since its inception in 1882.
The Knights are organized such that the Supreme Council Office establishes
global charitable initiatives and develops official “Faith in Action”
programs that individual councils execute locally. These programs are designed to support Faith, Community, Family and Life.
McGivney Council #29 members decide collectively which programs to
implement, which charitable organizations to support through financial and
material donations and, individually, for which local direct-assistance
providers they choose to volunteer.
Currently, the Council members are focused on supporting Catholic
education, Youth programs, and assisting the needy through the Coats for Kids
program. When requests for direct
assistance outside the scope of our programs are received, referrals are offered
to charitable organizations best suited to distribute and prioritize each
particular type of giving to the truly needy in our community.