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Knights of Columbus Council Awards Five Endowed Scholarships

Five Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore establish new scholarships with a $250,000 donation from Knights of Columbus Notre Dame Council 2901.

Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore, The Catholic High School of Baltimore, Mercy High School in Baltimore, Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Essex each received $50,000 endowments in recent presentations in each school.

The money came from the sale of the old council building, the former St. Mary’s School on Homeland Avenue in Baltimore, which the Knights had owned for more than half a century. Proceeds from the sale will also be used to support the council, now based at St. Pius X in Rodgers Forge.

“We believe in Catholic education,” said Jere Danaher, a former council grand knight who serves as program director. “The principles of our order are charity, unity, brotherhood and patriotism, charity being the highest.”

Danaher, a parishioner from St. Isaac Jogues in Carney, said schools will be able to award annual scholarships from the funds. They will initially be around $2,000, he said, but could increase as prize money grows. Prizes will be given to those in need of financial assistance, Danaher said. The Knights also requested that candidates, if possible, be related in some way to a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Email George Matysek at gmatysek@CatholicReview.org

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