70th Anniversary Campaign: Creating Hope for Children and Families, Building on Excellence, Ensuring Sustainability

Dear Friends,

This year is special as it marks 70 years since St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) opened its doors to serve the community’s most vulnerable. STVCC was founded in 1948 to meet the adoption and child placement needs of Michigan’s capital city and surrounding communities. Today, STVCC continues to meet the ever-changing needs of the community through our programs and services: adoption, foster care, our Children’s Home, counseling, refugee resettlement and immigration legal services.

As STVCC embarks on its 70th year of service, we are proud to announce a community campaign entitled Creating Hope for Children and Families, Building on Excellence, Ensuring Sustainability, with a fundraising goal of $1,500,000*. The campaign will address funding for the following:

Innovative Clinical Services: Strengthening current programs for the Children’s Home, Foster Care and Adoption, and Counseling Services

Facility Care: Ensuring high-quality maintenance and stewardship of current facilities

Sustainability through Debt Reduction: Providing funding to address critical community needs rather than debt service

*Funds raised in excess of $1.5M will be allocated to debt reduction

The past 70 years would not have been possible without the incredible support of our donors, volunteers and staff. We need your help in order for us to continue to serve children and families in our community. With your generous support, we are committed to providing help, creating hope and transforming lives.

Together, we are making a difference.


Andrea Seyka, Chief Executive Officer                        Michael Maddox, Board Chair