Knights of Columbus Helps ISIS Victims

 

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Michael “Mike” Vasaturo serves as vice president of New Haven Terminal, Inc., where he supervises the organization’s financial, operational, and human resources services. Apart from his work, Michael Vasaturo supports a number of charities, including the Knights of Columbus.

Over the past year, the Knights of Columbus organization has provided almost $2 million in relief funding for Christians and other religious groups in the Middle East that have been victimized by ISIS. When the Knights of Columbus decided to contribute the money, organization CEO Carl Anderson said it was important for the Knights to go beyond mere words in fighting on behalf of the religious groups.

Over the past year, this funding has helped keep medical centers in Iraq up and running. The money also provided relief aid for Syrian Christians affected by the civil war, particularly those in the Aleppo area.

Scholarship Opportunities through the Knights of Columbus

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A graduate of St. John’s University, Michael “Mike” Vasaturo serves as vice president and CFO of New Haven Terminal in New Haven, Connecticut. Outside of work, Michael Vasaturo supports the Knights of Columbus, a nonprofit organization with headquarters in New Haven.

In addition to raising funds for disaster relief, food programs, and Christian refugees, the Knights of Columbus rewards hardworking students with numerous scholarships. In the 2015-16 academic year, the organization awarded over 650 scholarships totaling in excess of $1.93 million to students attending Catholic universities and colleges in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.

All totaled, the nonprofit offers nine scholarships. Among these is the Matthews and Swift Educational Trust Scholarship, which provides as much as $25,000 per year to undergraduate students. In addition to meeting other requirements, recipients must be children of Knights in good standing who died or became disabled while serving in the military or who died while performing duties as a firefighter or police officer.

Also available are the Pro Patria and Fourth Degree Pro Deo scholarships, which award $1,500 to freshman students who are either children of Knights in good standing or members in good standing themselves of the Knights of Columbus or the affiliated Columbia Squires.

To learn more about scholarships through the Knights of Columbus, please visit KOFC.org.

Knights of Columbus Insurance Careers

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As chief financial officer of New Haven Terminal Inc. in New Haven, Connecticut, Michael Vasaturo oversees all areas of finance within the company, including human resources, risk management, and banking relations programs. As a successful businessman, Michael “Mike” Vasaturo supports many of his favorite charities, including the Knights of Columbus.

The world’s foremost fraternal benefit society, the Knights of Columbus is a Catholic organization involved in a number of areas, including insurance. The Knights of Columbus offer careers as insurance agents, representing a number of insurance products including life insurance, disability income insurance, and retirement annuities.

Knights of Columbus insurance agents have the opportunity to serve the Catholic community and work with people of the same faith, helping them to take care of financial risks. Agents are able to create their own schedule and determine their own idea of success, as well as build a career aligned with their own values and goals.

Knights of Columbus Names New Deputy Supreme Knight

 

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Michael (Mike) Vasaturo is the vice president for New Haven Terminal, Inc., in New Haven, Connecticut. Among his duties in this position are overseeing all financial areas of the company, including banking relationships and risk management. Outside of his professional life, Michael Vasaturo is involved in the Knights of Columbus.

The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Father Michael McGivney. Through the organization aid is offered to families in need, as well as individuals who are ill or have a disability. The organization has over 1.8 million members around the world, including in countries such as Poland and South Korea.

In December of 2016, Patrick E. Kelly was appointed Deputy Supreme Knight. He was a knight for more than 30 years, and had worked as an executive director for the organization since 2011. He is a retired Captain from the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps Reserve. As executive director of the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, he was instrumental in establishing two new worship spaces featuring mosaic artwork by Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik.