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In Service to one. in Service to all Knights of Columbus was founded by Father Michael J. McGivney. In Basement of Saint Mary’s Church in New Haven Ct. on March 29th 1882
125 years later the Knights of Columbus has grown to be the largest lay Catholic organization in the world. With over 1.7 Catholic families and over 14,000 Councils across the world. FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETY: CHARITABLE WORKS Throughout it’s history the Knights of Columbus has been an effective advocate for religious and civil rights for all.
In 2007 our order contributed over 147 million dollars to charity and contributed 69 million volunteer hours. Slide 3: Knights
In Service to one. in Service to all Knights of Columbus created a “Vicarious Christi” fund for the Holy Father.
Knights Support Vocations and church development through church Loans
Knights of Columbus provides educational scholarship programs for Catholic high school and Colleges. FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETY: CHARITABLE WORKS Knights of Columbus provides programs of support for our brother knights who serve as law enforcement officers, fire fighters and in the armed forces.
The Knights of Columbus raised and distributed $1.4 Million to the beneficiaries of the law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who died in September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Slide 4: Knights
In Service to one. in Service to all Knights of Columbus supports church community, family and youth activities.
Councils also support needy, disabled, and the Special Olympics.
The Knights of Columbus provides aide to victims of disasters.
Provides support with manpower and money, supporting also those groups who serve the poorest of the poor. FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETY: CHARITABLE WORKS Slide 5: Knights
In Service to one. in Service to all The Knights of Columbus is ranked in the top 5% of all life insurance companies doing business in the North America based on total value of assets.
One of the Highest Dividend Rates in the Industry.
Our Portfolio includes whole life insurance, term insurance, long-term care, and annuities.
The Knights of Columbus is Financially strong, and is rated in the top 2% of the insurance industry, based on net operating gain before the dividends.
The Knights of Columbus is operated by brother Knights for brother Knights and their families.
Ranked among the Fortune 1000 Companies for total revenues. FACTS ABOUT OUR INSURANCE PROGRAM Knights of Columbus Has Earned Highest Industry Honors 33 Yrs. Plus IMSA As of March 2007 Only 4 other companies have been awarded these same ratings: 1) KofC 2) Mass Mutual 3) US Gov: USAA 4) John Hancock (Manulife) 5) North Western Mutual 16 Yrs. Slide 6: Knights
In Service to one. in Service to all We put our more than $14 billion in assets in investment-grade bonds and the highest quality equities. We avoid high-risk investments, especially the complex products involving subprime mortgages, not because we don’t understand them, but because we do understand them and know the risks they entail.” Ethically Invested
With a STRONG Moral Compass Cumulative figures show that during the past decade, the Knights of Columbus has donated nearly $1.28 billion to charity, and provided in excess of 612 million hours of volunteer service in support of charitable We Do not Invest in companies that support:
Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Human Cloning, Pornography, Abortion, Contraception, or For Profit Health Care. Slide 9: Knights
In Service to one. in Service to all THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: “To render financial aid to its members and the beneficiaries of members.”
—From the Knights of Columbus charter Slide 10: Knights
In Service to one. in Service to all The Knights of Columbus offers special benefits of membership. Among these are unique programs that exist exclusively for K of C families faced with needs that often fall outside traditional insurance plans. The Family Fraternal Benefits package, available to all our good-standing members and their families, adds value to membership in our organization. THE FAMILY FRATERNAL BENEFITS PACKAGE: Member/Spouse Accidental Death Benefits
Guaranteed Life Insurance Benefits for Uninsurable Children
Death Benefits Available for Stillborn/Miscarried Children
Family Service Record/FORCASTER -- The Knights of Columbus is dedicated to uniting families in service to the Church, the Community and Fellowman.