Annual Stewardship Appeal: October 1 - December 31, 2023

Fulfilling our promise to serve the sick and the needy

Contributions to the Appeal are used to support programs that provide a direct, meaningful service to the poor and the sick and to support programs that educate our members and others so they can better know, live, and defend their Catholic faith.

Making a Difference, One Grant at a Time

The Grants Committee provides financial and material support to health clinics, soup kitchens and food distribution centers, home repair, and other relief programs in this country and overseas. Special care is taken to ensure that no grant funds are used to help with overhead or administrative expenses.
The Defense of the Faith Committee supports educational initiatives that strengthen the Catholic faith – in individuals and in the communities we serve.
In addition, beginning in 2014, a portion of the Annual Stewardship Appeal has been used each year to underwrite the costs associated with bringing Malades and their companions (at no cost) on the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes.

"For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall."

Isaiah 25:4

Does Your Gift Matter?

Every gift matters. Each year, there are a number of worthy requests that are declined or are only partially funded—limited only by the participation and generosity of the Knights and Dames. Without gifts to the Annual Stewardship Appeal many of the good works of the Order would not be possible.  See how your generosity can impact someone's life!

It requires gifts of all sizes to carry on the important and vital work of the Order. 

Watch this short clip from one of our grant recipients, Medicines for Humanity, to see how your gift has impacted these children's lives.

Click here to donate to the Annual Stewardship Appeal.


The Spirituality of Giving

Giving to the Annual Stewardship Appeal is an important extension of a member's vocation and dedication to the mission of the Order. It hearkens back to the earliest ideals of the Order and is an expression of the true spirit of Fra' Gerard at work today.

The preservation of the Order and the advancement of its mission over the centuries is owed to the long-held tradition of personal sacrifice on the part of those whom Christ has called to be Knights and Dames. This is what makes the Order distinctive from all other philanthropic endeavors.

Knights and Dames are obliged under the cross of the Order to harness, both individually and collectively, all their qualities, gifts, and resources to help those in whom Christ is suffering today.

Wearing the insignia of the Order obliges members to use all their efforts and resources for the benefit and perpetuation of the Order. In the Spiritual Guidelines, it is stated that "Every Knight and Dame...will strive to make some sacrifice—in order to help those who suffer—in accordance with the evangelical precept: quod superest date pauperibus (from your abundance give to the afflicted).

The Federal Association joins in the faithful tradition of the generosity and sacrifice of the earliest members of the Order. Its goal is that every member of the Federal Association will make a meaningful contribution to the Annual Stewardship Appeal.

Thank you 2022 Appeal Supporters

Founder's Circle
Tom Wilbur
President's Circle
Anonymous (1)
James A. Belson
Mr. and Mrs. George Clancy
Eugene R. Croisant
Louis T. Donatelli
Peter Forster
Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Grimshaw
Richard H. Jones
Richard D. Kelly
Matthew D. and Katherine H. Lee Foundation
Kathleen Mezzalingua
Charles and Kristin Mifsud
Page Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Page
Mr. B. Francis Saul II
Thomas J. and Leah A. Valenti
Wiley Rein, LLC
Leadership Circle
The Bryant Family
Timothy Gunderman
Kathy and Jerry Weedon
Federal Circle
Mr. and Mrs. W. Shepherdson S. Abell, Jr., Esq.
James K. Abney, Jr.
John and Saudnra Bouchard
Mr. James and Ambassador Michèle Bowe
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Cacace
Albert and Margaret Counselman
Mr. and Mrs. R. Damiano Del Toro
Frank S. Grass, Ph. D.
Haverty Family Foundation Fund
Robert P. Holman
Catherine Jenkins
Norma L. Longwell
James C. Lorenzi
Dr. Christopher P. McManus
Janice Obuchowski
Stephen and Jennifer Payne
Clair M. Raubenstine and Jeanne Raubenstine
Barbara Ritschel
Dr. Stephen M. Sammut
Elaine M. Scuderi

2022 Annual Stewardship Appeal Review

Thanks to you, our generous Knights, Dames, Chaplains, Candidates, Auxiliary, and Friends, we are pleased to report that $857,757.05 was raised to support ministries that provide direct and meaningful assistance to the poor, the sick, the elderly and the incarcerated.

TAX ID#: 52-1113253

For More Information:

Sydney Willis
Stewardship Coordinator
(202) 331-2494