Minneapolis, Minn., Aug 5, 2019 / 11:18 am
Ahead of its annual convention this week, the Knights of Columbus announced August 1 that it donated more than $185 million to charity in 2018.
"The men who choose to become Knights of Columbus are generous, and their impact is immense. While we are known mainly for our local efforts, our reach is global," said Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus.
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal and charitable organization with over 1.9 million members and more than 16,000 councils worldwide.
It was founded by Fr. Michael McGivney in 1882 to provide relief and assistance to members, their families, and widows of members, as well as opportunities for fraternity and service for Catholic members. The "four pillars" of the Knights are charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism.