About the Banquet

The Brotherhood Banquet was started in February, 1965 by William J. Harris (RIASOK Shrine Club) and Thomas R. Clark, Sr. (Knights of Columbus). Every year, members of the Elizabethtown Knights of Columbus and the RIASOK Shrine Club work together to raise money for Kosair Charities. Since its inception 58 years ago, the Brotherhood Banquet has raised over $800,000 for Kosair Kids. Children in the Elizabethtown community benefit from this support through both the Kosair Kids Financial Assistance Program, which provides assistance for families in need of help with their children's medical bills, as well as the Kosair Charities' Gifts and Grants Program which provides financial support to local non-profits serving children.

Over the years, funds raised from this event have been invested in making life better for the children and families in our local community. Recently, Hardin Memorial Health Foundation received funding for the new NICU through the Kosair Charities Gifts and Grants Program.

All proceeds go to Kosair Charities. Between an in-person auction, ticket sales, and a raffle, thousands of dollars are brought into the charity, which helps with various needs such as helping with medical expenses when insurance runs out.

Our History

Our Sponsors

Clark Jewelers
Schuler Bauer Real Estate Services
Swope Family of Dealerships
Hartlage Management Company
South Central Bank
Baptist Health
Hub City Printing
The Lusk Group
Etown Florist