The objectives of the State Charity Raffle are:

1.     To allow Councils to designate funds to their local charities
2.     To support the statewide campaigns such as Special Olympics, Frontline Faith, Ultrasound Initiatives, Wheelchair Fund, Military Chaplain’s Scholarship, Emergency Relief Fund, Veterans Programs, etc.

Raffle tickets were distributed at the July GK’s meetings along with a description of the program

Results from the drawing at the convention banquet on May 18, 2019

1st Prize, $5000 – Mike Knippel, Council 8081, Peachtree City. Seller was Mike Knippel.
2nd Prize, $2500 – Jorge Loyola. Seller was David Andrews, Council 7923, Lilburn.
3rd Prize, $1000 – Tim Collins.  Seller was G. Williams, Council 11458, Fayetteville.

Council proceeds are based on a sliding scale:

Sell $200 in tickets – Council will receive 50 % for their designated Charity/ Charities.
Sell $500 in tickets – Council will receive 55 % for their designated Charity/Charities.
Sell $750 in tickets - Council will receive 60 % for their designated Charity/Charities.
Sell $1000 in tickets- Council will receive 65 % for their designated Charity/Charities.
Sell $1250+ in tickets – Council will receive 70 % for their designated Charity/Charities.

The individual members who sell the winning tickets will receive 10% of that prize for his efforts.

ALL ticket stubs and checks need to be submitted by April 30th, 2020.  PLEASE do NOT send cash! The checks should be made out to the Knights of Columbus Charities of Georgia. This year’s raffle drawing will again take place at the State Convention Banquet.

When submitting the Charities Reporting Form with your local charity or charities designated, you MUST provide the charity’s Federal Tax ID number. The Charities Reporting Form will be accepted until May 16th, 2020. Knights of Columbus Charities of Georgia will handle the dispersing of all fund checks. Checks will be sent to the Councils for presentation to their designated charities.

2019-2020 Charity Raffle Form

The ticket stubs, checks, and form can be sent any time to me:

Robert Hornback
1251 Saxony Dr. SE
Conyers, GA  30013-6611

Here are some ways councils have sold tickets:

* After Mass to promote their designated local charity
* At Fish Fries, Parish Breakfasts, and Festivals
* With Council proceeds going towards a specific purpose, such as ultrasound machine purchase

Let’s make this a record year.

Vivat Jesus!

Robert Hornback

Coordinator, State Charities Raffle
Knights of Columbus
Georgia State Council
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