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Founder's Award Requirement 2023-24

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Fraternal Benefit Presentations

Fall financial webinars are quickly approaching. Help council reach its Founder’s Award goal by promoting participation in these valuable fraternal benefit events.

Promote the online seminar for your council (see complete list below) and share the NEW marketing materials to maximize your success. Those resources are found online in the Supply Store > Fraternal Benefit Events Resources.

Councils should:

The following webinars have been scheduled. Meeting the required attendance goals and filing a Form 11077 in Officers Online within 7 days will qualify councils for the Founder's Award. 

We strongly encourage all Knights of Columbus members, their families and friends to register for these events.

Click this link to register here: Special Needs Planning Seminar - 1630950 (
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Click this link to register here:  Aligning Financial Decisions with your Catholic Values - 1632361 (

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Top Agency Recruiters

307 new Emembers recruited by Agents here in the State of Illinois for Fraternal year 2022-2023. Congratulate your Field Agent today and keep encouraging him to continue the great work of Blessed Father McGivney.

Illinois - New eMembers - July 2022 - March 2023.pdf

Fraternal Benefit Seminar Qualifications

As we continue to receive questions about what counts and what does not count regarding qualification for Fraternal Benefit Seminars, we want to reiterate that councils striving for the Founder’s Award must host (or co-host) two fraternal benefit seminars (in-person or virtual) per year.  Suggested methods of promotion include council email/social media, parish email/social media, pulpit announcement, bulletin notice, and personal outreach to prospects. Please work with the general agent(s) in your jurisdiction – and encourage councils to work with their field agent – to schedule and promote fraternal benefit seminars in your jurisdiction.

Fraternal Benefits Document Form

This form (11077) is for documenting your Council's participation in the Fraternal Benefits Seminars hosted by our Agents.  It must be filled out and sent to your General Agent in order to receive Founder's Award Credit.

Click here to download and open Form 11077

General Agent Links

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Paul Kehoe - Email Paul