Member Benefits

Columbia Magazine--Free subscription to the Order′s monthly magazine examining issues of concern to Knights, Catholics, and families.

Knights of Columbus Rosary--Blessed by the Supreme Chaplain, presented during the First Degree Exemplification to each new member.

Daily Mass of Remembrance at St. Mary′s Church--Mass for deceased members and their wives, and deceased members of the Squires program, at the birthplace of the Order.

Insurance--Portfolio of top-quality life insurance, long-term care, and annuity products exclusively for members and their families. [Knights Insurance]

Family Fraternal Benefit--For eligible families; (a) pays $1,500 for the child who dies before  the age of 61 days; (b) Pays $750 for the child who is stillborn at least 20 weeks after conception; (c) Offers guaranteed-issue insurance up to $5,000 to any child under age 18.

Orphan Benefit--$80 monthly allotment for orphans of eligible families; up to $7,000 in college scholarships available.

Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit--Accidental death coverage for member and spouse at no cost.

Widow Benefits--(a)Continues to be covered under the Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit; (b) May purchase life insurance, long-term care insurance, or annuities up to one year after the insured member′s death; (c) Receives a free lifetime subscription to Columbia; (d) Eligible with her children for scholarships, student loans, etc.

Scholarships--Scholarship programs for higher education available to members, their spouses, and children.

Leadership Development--Opportunity to build personal leadership skills, public speaking ability, organizational skills, etc.

Fourth Degree--Eligibility to join the “Patriotic Degree.”

Honorary Life Membership--at age 70 with 25 years of membership.

Membership Card--Entitles participation in all Catholic, fraternal, and social activities in over 14,000 councils throughout the world.

Activities--Family/Youth/Religious/Social/Athletic--Participation in a variety of programs and activities conducted by local councils.