Camp High Hopes Receives Knights of Columbus Donation

Jim Weber, Trustee 11038; Kevin Hotchkiss, Deputy Grand Knight 11038; Ron Heydon, Deputy Grand Knight 12855; Dennis Kluver, District Deputy 20; Anthony Gabriel, Grand Knight 11038; Chris Liberto, Exec.Dir. Camp High Hopes; John Staiert, Grand Knight 5660; Jon Aldrich, Worthy State Deputy; Mike Gaspers, Past State Deputy and Membership Director.

Camp High Hopes Receives Knights of Columbus Donation

Sioux City, IA – Camp High Hopes today announced a significant contribution from the Iowa Knights of Columbus. The Camp received a $25,000 donation to support operations and the Phase 2 capital campaign. The donation was presented by Iowa’s top Knight Jon Aldrich from Altoona and represents a portion of funds collected during the Knights of Columbus annual Campaign for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. The Campaign is part of the Knight’s on- going support directed to the dignity and worth of every human person. Siouxland has several local councils of the Knights of Columbus who were part of the campaign.

State Deputy Aldrich remarked at the presentation: “Each year the state leadership of the Iowa Knights of Columbus selects an eligible organization and makes a substantial donation to further their ability to help people in need. By pooling resources from across the state, Knights can make a larger impact to advance the mission of the selected organization.” To be eligible the organization must utilize the funds to serve clients with intellectual disabilities.

“Today’s donation will go a long way to ensuring kids, teens and adults with disabilities are provided the opportunities to participate in Camp.” says Chris Liberto, Executive Director for Camp High Hopes. “We are grateful to the Knights of Columbus, not only for this donation, but for the support we have received from the organization for several years.”

For more information on Camp High Hopes, visit or contact Chris Liberto, Executive Director at 712-224-2267 ext. 100.

About Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus is a world-wide organization of Catholic men formed to render aid to members and their families. From the moment founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. Members are men of faith and men of action. The Knight’s charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. From international charitable partnerships with Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity to Food for Families and Coats for Kids projects and other local charities, Knights of Columbus provide opportunities for members and their families to engage in helping others while strengthening their faith. If you’d like to be a part of an international organization of more than 1.9 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, we'd like to meet you and invite you to join us. Please visit for more information.

About Camp High Hopes

Camp High Hopes offers year-round therapeutic recreation programs and respites in Sioux City, Iowa designed to enrich the lives of youth and adults with diagnosed disabilities, chronic illnesses, and other special needs. Our specialized programs include experiences in archery, canoeing, and nature education, amongst others, for individuals and groups with Autism, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and other intellectual and physical disabilities.

Phone 712-224-2267


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