Knights name foundation director

JACKSON – The Mississippi Knights of Columbus Foundation Board of Directors approved Greg Patin, a member of Jackson St. Richard’s Council 15131, as the newest volunteer executive director of the foundation.
The Knights of Columbus Foundation was formed to receive and disburse grant funds for organizations serving children with special needs in the State of Mississippi. These organizations include the state chapter of Special Olympics, The McDougal Center in Tupelo, St. Richard’s Special Kids and other organizations that help individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Most councils raise money by selling Tootsie Rolls in April and May of each year. The funds are received by the foundation and designated by the Councils to be given to a specific organization, usually in the council’s community.
This year, the foundation expanded its services to receive and disburse funds for disaster relief efforts by Knights of Columbus Councils in Mississippi. “My long-time experience with disaster relief efforts will help strengthen this new outreach of the foundation,” said Patin who succeeds Larry Tabor, who served in the role for the past four years.
Patin is excited to serve in his new role and help the foundation become better known in the state.