Star Council Award

Prior to the end of the fraternal year on June 30, make sure that your council achieves the requirements to qualify for the Father McGivney, Founders’, Columbian and Star Council Awards.

There are no application forms for the Father McGivney and Founder’s awards.

Council Award

Star Council Award

The Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. To be eligible to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for the Father McGivney, Founder's, and Columbian awards.

To qualify for these awards, a council must have submitted its Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728) and its Service Program Personnel Report (#365). Other eligibility requirements are:

Columbian Award

Columbian Award

Complete and submit  the Columbian Award Application (SP7) found in the Council Report Forms Booklet (#1436) or at Councils must conduct and report at least four major programs in each of the Service Program categories: Church, community, council, family, culture of life, and youth. Completed applications must reach the Supreme Council office by June 30. 

In addition to meeting the traditional Columbian Award requirements - conducting at least four programs in each category - each of the six Columbian Award categories also has at least one featured program. By meeting all requirements for a featured program activity in a particular category, a council fulfills all requirements for that category.  The six categories and the featured programs for each follow (program links provide more information):


McGivney Award

Father McGivney Award 

Father McGivney Award: Achieve membership quota. The quota for councils is 7 percent increase of the council's membership as of July 1.  The minimum quota is 4 and the maximum is 35.  Councils that attain Star Council status and achieve 200 percent of their net gain goal will receive the Double Star Council Award.  If they achieve 300 percent of their net gain goal they will receive the Triple Star Council Award.

Founders’ Award

Founders Award

Achieve insurance membership quota. The quota for councils is a 2.5 percent net increase in insurance membership as of July 1 for the fraternal year.  The minimum quota is 3 and the maximum of 18.

(Note: all membership and insurance transactions must be received, processed, recorded and released at the Supreme Council office by June 30.)