Legatus International Opens Private-Label Donor-Advised Fund Powered by Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund (KCCF) today announced that it has launched a donor-advised fund with Legatus International, the world's premier membership organization for Catholic business leaders. The new charitable giving vehicle is called “The Legatus Donor-Advised Funds.”
While speaking at the 2020 Annual Legatus Summit, Anthony Minopoli, president and chief investment officer of Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors, said: We are confident that clients, such as Legatus International, will be attracted to the KCCF DAF platform, knowing that their funds will be invested according to the principles and teachings of the Catholic Church.
Christopher McMahon, board member and treasurer of Legatus International, commented: “We are excited to provide the opportunity to assist our membership in their philanthropic planning through this new Legatus Donor-Advised Fund. The relationship with Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund will enable our members to create a philanthropic legacy in line with the teachings of the Catholic Church. This newest service reinforces our core mission of spreading the faith in our business, professional and personal lives.”
Dennis Gerber, president and chief executive officer of KCCF, added: “We are pleased to have the chance to work with Legatus International as it continues to promote contributions to a variety of worthy Catholic causes.”
The greatest benefit for institutions in establishing a private-label donor-advised fund through KCCF is the 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[i]. 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 from KCCF can be found here: www.knightscharitable.org
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[i] Source: National Philanthropic Trust, 2018 DAF Report