Fourth Degree K of C Gives To DCI St. Marys


Pictured L to R: Sam Markert, Steve Ross, Brian Bobenrieth, William Conrad, Art May, Ralph Grovanz Jr., Dick Sweeney, Ron Viglione, Deacon Andy Froberg, Tana Smith, Randy Brennan, Ed Huff, and Gerry Cheatle.
Dickinson Center, Inc., a non-profit organization and affiliate of Journey Health System, is pleased to announce the generous $1000 donation received from the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus (K of C) Assembly 958. Dr. William C. Conrad, who currently serves as a capital campaign committee co-chair, in addition to his roles as a former board member and long-term board chairman of Dickinson Center, Inc. graciously accepted the donation alongside Tana Smith, Journey Health System Director of Institutional Advancement. This contribution stems from the Fourth Degree Knights’ annual "Baby Bottle" Campaign organized by members of K of C councils in Elk and Cameron counties, aimed at supporting local childhood and youth causes. Dickinson Center, Inc. extends its heartfelt gratitude to Assembly 958 and all participating K of C members for their commitment to making a positive impact in the community.

In addition to embodying the Knights of Columbus’ three principles of charity, unity, and fraternity, Fourth Degree members are distinguished by their commitment to the Order’s fourth principle of patriotism. These men lead efforts to support veterans and active military personnel, exemplifying the compatibility of faithful Catholicism with faithful citizenship. Referred to as “Sir Knights,” members of this degree actively participate in color and honor guards, organize programs promoting Catholic citizenship, and are integral to Fourth Degree Assemblies in their respective areas. With over 3,500 Fourth Degree assemblies worldwide, their dedication to service and patriotism resonates across communities.

Dickinson Center, Inc.’s St. Marys building project holds significant importance for the organization’s children’s services. The new facility building will play a pivotal role in streamlining referral processes, improving communication channels, fostering collaboration, and ensuring seamless transition across Dickinson’s Children’s Services continuum of care. Set to commence with a groundbreaking ceremony on April 10th, Dickinson’s capital campaign committee is diligently working towards securing the remaining $425,000 of the $1.5 million capital campaign goal. Non-profit organizations like Dickinson rely heavily on the generosity of local organizations, individuals, and businesses for support. If you or someone you know wishes to contribute to this vital initiative, please consider visiting or sending a donation by mail to Dickinson Center, Inc., with the memo line indicating “St. Marys Building Project,” at 4 Erie Ave. Suite 302, St. Marys, PA 15857. For further inquiries or to learn more about how you can help, please contact Tana Smith at [email protected] or 814.776.0254.