Published November 8, 2013
The Knights of Columbus Georgia State Council will be honored at Catholic Charities Atlanta seventh annual gala with the Archbishop John F. Donoghue Award.
The award is given at the fundraiser to “exceptional people who demonstrate qualities of selfless service and devotion to helping others in need.” The award recognizes acts of charity, compassion and other contributions that have significantly impacted individuals, families and children living in Atlanta and north Georgia.
The Knights of Columbus in Georgia have a history of service. There are 106 councils in the state, with more than 16,000 members. All Knights of Columbus members support the state’s key programs including:
• Camp Inspire, which brought 100 boys and girls and young men and women from across the state for a week of training to prepare for the state and international Special Olympics;
• Ultrasound Initiative, in which councils raised money to place ultrasound machines in crisis pregnancy centers. The ultrasound image of the developing child can often be the turning point in a woman’s decision to choose life over abortion;
• Frontline Faith, providing MP3 players for deployed military, bringing them Scripture readings, Masses and other faith resources.
The Catholic Charities Atlanta Gala is an annual event and is the agency’s largest fundraiser with over 500 attendees each year. The annual event has raised collectively more than $1.2 million in funds, which go directly to the programs CCA provides to its clients in need.
The seventh annual gala will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at The Delta Heritage Museum.