Please donate and support Marquette Council's charitable activities.

We appreciate your generosity and support.

From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. 

During the past decade, the Knights of Columbus has donated more than $1.367 billion to charity.

Last year alone, in addition to raising and donating more than $151 million to charitable needs and projects, Knights of Columbus volunteered more than 69 million hours of their time to charitable causes.

We undertake these acts of charity because we see those in need through the eyes of faith.

Moreover, in the Knights of Columbus, we approach these acts of charity together. Pope Benedict XVI calls this the “practice of a community.”

Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects.

Your Donation helps to support the following Charitable Activities:

Donate Online: Your online donation via credit card is easily, safely and securely processed through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use this service.  You can donate  by clicking the appropriate Fund name button below.  To help cover Marquette's financial and transaction fees, please consider adding  an additional 4% to your donation.

Donate by Mail: You can mail your cash donations to: Marquette Council, 314 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130.

Donate in Person: You make a donation at any meeting. 

Make your check payable to “Marquette Council 1437."  

Indicate the name of the charitable program on your check. 

Donating Online through PayPal

Your online donation is safely and securely processed through PayPal.  You do not need a PayPal account to use this service, and you do not need to Log-In. 

All major credit cards are accepted. (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). PayPal members may use their PayPal account to make donations.

Contributions, gifts, membership dues, etc. paid to Knights of Columbus for unrestricted purposes are not deductible as charitable contributions.  Please consult your tax advisor for specific tax advice and to determine if your donation is tax deductible.

Instructions for Donating Online

1. Choose a charitable Fund from the list below.

2. Click on the corresponding Fund name.

3. You will be re-directed to the PayPal order page.

4. Enter your donation amount in the Item Price box.

5. Click Update to calculate and confirm your donation total.

6. Click Pay with debit or credit card.

Marquette provides charitable assistance to many organizations other than the dedicated funds listed below, and your contribution to our general fund will allows us to continue our charitable work.

Cadillac Party Tickets may not be purchased online.  Credit cards payments for Cadillac Party tickets may be accepted in person or over the phone. Email us at if you have any questions.

For over 30 years, the Seminarian Fund has been Marquette's way of saying "thank you" to Catholic men who aspire to serve the Church. We hope that you will help us continue this wonderful Marquette tradition of assisting young men on their journey to the priesthood. Solidarity and support of religious vocations is a knightly trait and a blessing of the Catholic Church.  

In support of the Keep Christ in Christmas Campaign, Marquette purchases a billboard every year reminding everyone Jesus is the reason for the season. Help defray this cost by donating to our Keep Christ in Christmas Fund.

Your donations help us to reverse the trend toward a culture of death. All of us have a duty to defend life at all stages and build a culture of life. Your support allows us to advocate a consistent pro-life message, support pregnancy centers and alternatives to abortion, and educate our fellow citizens on the necessity of protecting vulnerable human life.

As part of our goal to provide financial, spiritual, and emotional support to those less fortunate, Marquette Council has been a strong supporter of the Special Olympics. Marquette sponsors several booths and activities for the annual Special Olympic games, and your support allows us to continue to this magnificent event.

Marquette Council does a great deal to assist people with intellectual disabilities and to improve their quality of life. One of the most popular and successful programs conducted by Marquette Council for the benefit of people with intellectual disabilities is the "can shake" fund-raiser in which we collect donations outside various retail stores.

Marquette Council member Father Lloyd Lorio is doing mission work in Sri Lanka, and you can help Father Lori continue spreading the Gospel and continue his good works by donating to our Overseas Mission Fund.