Becoming the thirteenth supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus in 2000, Carl Anderson has led the Knights and their families to unprecedented levels of charitable giving and support for their communities and Church. Last year alone, Knights donated nearly $158 million to charity and provided 70 million volunteer hours of charitable service, with more than 653 million hours of service and $1.4 billion donated to charity during the past decade. Supreme Knight Anderson is also the author or co-author of several books including the New York Times bestsellers A Civilization of Love: What every Catholic can do to transform the world, and (with Msgr. Eduardo Chavez) Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love. Mr. Anderson has served in various positions of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, as well as on the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights. A longtime educator, Mr. Anderson became the founding vice president and first dean of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. in 1988. He currently serves as a consultant to the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as its Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty. At the Vatican, Mr. Anderson serves as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the Pontifical Council for the Laity and the Pontifical Council for the Family. He also serves as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.