The Knights of Columbus, Brother Vincent Council 7517 of Smyrna, Delaware, recently presented a generous gift to Benedictine Executive Director Scott Evans at the Benedictine School campus in Ridgely. The $5,500 donation was presented by third degree Knights of Columbus’ member Jack Dingee along with his wife, Katie Dingee.
“We’re driven to give here,” said Dingee. “It’s our mission to do what we can, and do our part to give back to the community.”
For more than 55 years, the mission of Benedictine has been to help people with developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential. Today, Benedictine provides more than 200 children and adults with special education, vocational training, supported employment and home-like residential living options on campus and in the community.
As long-time donors, the Knights of Columbus commit funds raised during community fundraising events which include collecting donations at Acme grocery stores as well as hosting the “Little Barrel” country concert held this past summer.
This year’s donation to Benedictine’s Annual Fund will help to underwrite new school technology including SMART boards to increase classroom learning, sensory equipment for a new Sensory Environment for severally autistic children and training equipment for vocational programs.