Archdiocese Opens Private-Label Donor-Advised Fund Powered by Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund Launching the First Diocesan Private-Label Donor-Advised Fund for Both Organizations

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund (KCCF), in collaboration with the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), launched the first-ever KCCF diocesan private-label donor-advised fund (DAF). The link to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA donor-advised fund is: AMS-DAF.

The AMS, provides the Catholic Church’s full range of pastoral ministries and spiritual services to the those in the U.S. Armed Forces. Under the partnership with the AMS, donors will be able to make gifts that may be eligible for a tax deduction on a flexible timetable through the AMS private-label donor-advised fund to other qualifying organizations.

A donor-advised fund is a philanthropic vehicle established at a public charity.  It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, and potentially receive an immediate tax benefit when they establish and contribute to a donor-advised fund and then recommend grants from the fund over time. KCCF’s private-label donor-advised fund is a turn-key solution that provides a customized platform for institutions, without significant financial, legal and administrative costs often associated with building and maintaining a proprietary program.

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, expressed his appreciation for being the first archdiocese to partner with the Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund in its new private-label donor advised fund initiative. Archbishop Broglio said, “The new AMS Donor Advised Fund will provide an important new philanthropic giving vehicle to benefit the global mission and ministry of this Archdiocese, and other organizations whose missions are in line with Catholic teachings. I am deeply grateful to the Knights, who have been a steadfast supporter of the AMS for many years, for introducing yet another way for the faithful to support pastoral care for the Catholic men and women who serve our nation in uniform, and their families.”

Dennis Gerber, president of KCCF, said, “Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund is excited to collaborate with the AMS to enable their donors to take their giving to the next level. The AMS donor-advised fund powered by KCCF provides a safe, secure, and confidential giving platform for donors of all levels and giving experiences.”

The greatest benefit for institutions in establishing a private-label donor-advised fund through KCCF is donor intelligence and data made available to the organization, building a closer relationship with donors is one of the greatest opportunities for both non-profit and profit organizations.

Today, donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing segment of charitable giving vehicles, even ahead of private foundations, trusts, annuities and pooled income funds and have outnumbered private foundations for several years.[1] Donor-advised funds make it easy to donate assets that might otherwise not be contributed to charity, and they also make it easy to distribute funds thoughtfully and impactfully to charities.

More information about KCCF can be found here: www.knightscharitable.org

To establish a donor-advised fund with the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, please visit: AMS DAF-Application

Donor-Advised Fund Inquiries: Media Inquiries:
Dennis Gerber Shari Smith
President, KCCF Communications Manager, Insurance & Investments
Knights of Columbus Headquarters Knights of Columbus Headquarters
1 Columbus Plaza | New Haven, CT, 06510 1 Columbus Plaza | New Haven, CT, 06510
833-877-0728          203-800-4989
charitablefund@kofc.org |www.knightscharitable.org shari.smith@kofc.org | www.kofcassetadvisors.org 

You should consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses of the donor-advised funds carefully before investing. Nothing presented herein is intended to constitute investment advice and no investment decision should be made based on any information provided herein.  Nothing presented herein should be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell a particular type of security or follow any investment technique or strategy. No guarantee of investment performance is being provided and no inference to the contrary should be made. 

For more information, please visit: www.kofcassetadvisors.org

State Disclosures:

  • Colorado: Colorado residents may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the office of the Secretary of State, 303-894-2860, www.sos.state.co.us/ registration number pending
  • Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA OR ONLINE AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION # PENDING
  • Maryland: For the cost of postage and copying, documents and information filed under the Maryland charitable organizations laws can be obtained from the Secretary of State, Charitable Division, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, 800-825-4510.”
  • Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement by the Secretary of State
  • New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/charity/chardir.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT
  • New York: Upon request, a copy of the latest annual report can be obtained from the organization or from the Office of the Attorney General, by writing the Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
  • North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.
  • Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
  • Virginia: Financial statements are available from the State Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
  • Washington: The notice of solicitation required by the State Office of Consumer Affairs is on file with the Washington Secretary of State, and information relating to financial affairs is available from the Secretary of State, and the toll-free number for Washington residents: 800-332-4483
  • West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, West Virginia 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.

[1] Source: National Philanthropic Trust, 2018 DAF Report
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About the Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund:

The Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund is an independent 501(c)(3) public charity. It allows individuals to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate potential tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time to any 501(c)(3) charities that do not conflict with Catholic values.

Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund furnishes the opportunity to create a legacy of generosity by personalizing the name of a fund, safeguarding philanthropic goals and strategically advising gifts to organizations that align with Catholic values, principles and teachings.
Investing involves risk.   The value of a donation to a donor-advised fund will fluctuate over time and may gain or lose money, which will affect total benefits ultimately received by charities.

Information provided is educational in nature and is not intended as legal, tax, financial or other professional advice.  Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund does not provide legal, tax, financial or other professional advice.  You should consult professional advisors concerning the legal, tax or financial consequences of your charitable activities.  Tax information provided relates to federal tax matters only and availability of certain federal tax deductions may depend on whether you itemize deductions.

For more information, please visit: www.knightscharitable.org

About the AMS:The AMS was established as an independent archdiocese by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1985 as the only Catholic jurisdiction responsible for endorsing and granting faculties for priests to serve as chaplains in the U.S. military and VA Medical Centers.

AMS-endorsed priests serve at more than 220 U.S. military installations in 29 countries, making the AMS the nation’s only global archdiocese.

AMS-endorsed chaplains also serve at 153 VA Medical Centers throughout the U.S. The AMS service population also includes American Catholic civilians working for the federal government in 134 countries, but currently, due to limited resources, the AMS cannot adequately serve this population.
Worldwide, an estimated 1.8 million Catholics depend on the AMS to meet their spiritual and sacramental needs.

For more information on the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, visit milarch.org, the only official website for Catholics in the U.S. Military. ​​​​
For information on the Cause of Father Vincent R. Capodanno, M.M., visit capodannoguild.org.