Intellectual Disabilities


Ted Glaser - ID Chairman Emeritus
Mike Schnabel - Illinois Chairman North
Matt Piescinski - Illinois Chairman South

All ID Monies from 2023-24 fraternal year must be requested by December 1, 2024.  Please check your Prior Year Balance on the Charities Report and fill out a Disbursement Request Form if you have money available.  After December 1 these monies will no longer be available for distribution by councils.  Any questions should be directed to Denny at the State Office.

Run an Online ID Drive for Free

Your council can have it's own online webpage for raising ID funds that will be credited directly towards your council goal.  Click the above link to get started.

Share the link to your Council's page to as many people as you can.  A graphic on the right side of your page will help you keep track of your progress towards the goal.  If you need help, contact the State Office for assistance.

Online ID donations  ARE NOT to be reported on the COUNCIL REPORT OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES FUND DRIVE. Only those funds collected through collections at street corners, store fronts, business solicitations and the like should be included on the  COUNCIL REPORT OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES FUND DRIVE form.

Online donations are directly deposited into the Intellectual Disabilities Fund account, and are reported monthly on the State Charities Report which is posted on the State website. When a Council is ready to submit a REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTION, please contact Denny Shook at or Dan Daemicke at and they will provide the council with the Total Amount Available for Distribution.

ID Forms

Fund Recipients

In order to be a reciepient of the funds generated by the Intellectual Disabilities Drive, Organizations must register with Illinois State Council Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. and be recognized as a provider of qualified services for persons with intellectual disabilities. Please use the Fund Recipient Form to request approval of an organization to be eligible to receive ID funds.

Fund Recipient Application Form      PDF

Listing of Approved Charities for Fund Distribution  - Updated 10-12-23

Ed Feeney and Ted Glaser, Chairmen

The Intellectual Disabilities or "Tootsie Roll" Fund Drive is one of the most recognizable activities that the Knights of Columbus do. The funds generated from this drive are used to support local programs which help people with special learning and life needs.

The Annual Drive will be held:

September 20-21-22, 2024

Can't schedule those dates in your community?

You are allowed to set up a different date for your ID Drive.  Be sure to let the State Office  and Chairmen know your plans so that the appropriate insurance certificates can be issued for your event.  Any other dates for Street Corner collections must be approved by the Charities Director.

ID Drive Logos

Color Version

Black And White Version

Download and use these logos for your ID Drive advertising.

Mission Statement

Other Opportunities

Check here for other opportunities to Support our ID Efforts and Special Olympics.

Collect on a Downtown Chicago Corner Flyer


2023 City of Chicago Charitable Solicitation Permit - NEW!