The Vincentian Mission Certificate (VMC) Donation Fund was created in May 2008 upon the graduation of the first VMC cohort. At that time, a generous donation of $7,500 was made to Face to Face through the fundraising efforts of VMC 1. This generous gift was in response to the needs witnessed by the cohort during their visit to St. Vincent’s Parish in Germantown, PA. Since then, the VMC Donation Fund has been blessed with continued support from a variety of sources, primarily current VMC members and VMC alumni, as a way of offering assistance to designated organizations affiliated with the University's Vincentian mission. In continuing with the tradition established through VMC 1, a cohort-specific donation was made by VMC 5 at their January 2013 graduation towards the ongoing work of St. Nicks Men's Shelter (Jamaica, NY) and the comprehensive Youth Program at Inn Dwelling (Germantown, PA).
Due to the recent growth in donations to the VMC Donation Fund, documentation of the funds collected and distributed are now being made available on the VMC website. Unless otherwise noted, any general donations made to the VMC program will be used solely for expenses associated with VMC community service and outreach (e.g. additional clothing and toiletries for VMC Midnight Runs, food items for VMC dinners at Ronald McDonald House, etc.
Executive Director for Mission