November 28, 2022A Special Tribute to Jacqueline Krump, Ph.D.
We recognize and honor our esteemed friend and longtime donor, Jacqueline Krump Ph.D., a woman ahead of her time who lived to 101 years. We are grateful for her generous estate gift that continues her legacy of supporting life changing programs at MSV. Read about her outstanding life.
November 28, 2022Our Gratitude to the Foglia Family Foundation
For over 20 years, the Foglia Family Foundation has generously supported the mission and work of MSV. With their recent significant gift, the Foglia Family Foundation continues their commitment to establishing a foundation of hope in our community that will last another 100 years.
November 23, 202215TH ANNUAL BEACON OF HOPE
On October 19, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services hosted its 15th Annual Beacon of Hope Luncheon. We welcomed over 200 supporters and the event featured a panel discussion focusing on the crisis of maternal mortality & morbidity mothers and infants of color. Thanks to the support of our donors, we were able to raise over $150,000 that will go towards the continuing success of our programs, including Project Hope.
August 30, 2022A Look Inside the Associate Board
The Marillac St. Vincent Family Services Associate Board are a group of young professionals from around the Chicagoland area who are dedicated to supporting the mission of MSV. For over 20 years, the board has helped create awareness and raise funds for the organization. To celebrate the accomplishments of the Associate Board, we interviewed two active members. Events Chair, Johnny Sullivan, and Outreach and Volunteer Services Leader, Ashley Thorne.
August 30, 2022Back to School with Tutoring Chicago: Tutoring Tips
Tutoring Chicago has been a strong partner with Marillac St. Vincent Family Services at the St. Vincent de Paul Center in Lincoln Park for 15 years by providing tutoring services for school-aged kids. As students across Chicago return to school for the first time this year, Tutoring Chicago is gearing up for the 2022-23 tutoring season. In celebration of the new academic term, Tutoring Chicago has compiled this list of tips for a successful tutoring experience for teachers, volunteers, and parents.
June 29, 2022 Gun Violence Awareness Month at MSV
Gun Violence is a major topic in headlines throughout the U.S. and it hits close to home in the communities supported by Marillac St. Vincent. June 2nd was Gun Violence Awareness Day and the following weekend from June 3rd-5th Americans, as well as the MSV Community, supported it by wearing orange and facilitating positive, safe conversations among the students and staff.
We spoke with Albert Richardson, Director of Youth Services at MSV, to learn a little more about Youth Services and the positive elements offered to kids while also providing support in times of crisis.
May 29, 2022 Meet Veronica Brown: The New Chief Development Officer at Marillac St. Vincent
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services (MSV) is pleased to welcome Veronica Brown as its new Chief Development Officer. Veronica brings over 20 years of fundraising experience including annual fund, major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, board development, and non-profit management expertise. In this new role, she will lead fundraising and marketing strategies.
May 25, 2022 Thank You for Supporting the Success of our 27th Annual Fleur De Lis Ball
On Thursday, May 12th, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services hosted its 27th Annual Fleur De Lis Ball at the Adler Planetarium. Thank you to all our MSV family and friends who attended and supported the tremendous success of the event. The weather cooperated, giving us a gorgeous evening under the stars with the beautiful Chicago skyline in the background. This year’s event brought 250 members of the MSV Family together in person and we are grateful to have raised over $550,000!
May 25, 2022 MSV Associate Board Hosts 4th Annual Career Day
On May 21st, the Marillac St. Vincent Associate Board hosted its 4th annual Career Day for youth in MSV’s School-Age and Hope Junior programs. Thirty-four young people attended the morning-long event to hear 12 young professionals share about their career journeys and offer words of encouragement for the students’ own life goals. Speakers ranged from medical and law professions to entrepreneurs, personal services, marketing and real estate.
April 28, 2022 Community Partnerships: DePaul University Speech-Language Pathology Program
In April 2022, Student Clinicians from the new Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Graduate Program at DePaul University began their clinical placement at St. Vincent DePaul Center. DePaul Student Clinicians and Faculty Supervisors collaborate with Sr. Kara Davis to meet the increased need for speech therapy services to children in the preschool program at MSV.
April 27, 2022 IL Budget Increase Approved: What This Means for the Marillac St. Vincent Community
MSV applauds and thanks Governor Pritzker, President of the Senate Harmon, Speaker of the House Welsh, Senator Feigenholz, Senator Van Pelt, Representative Croke and Representative Williams for their support of the FY 23 Illinois State budget. The budget includes a welcome increase of $54.4 million (10% increase) in state funding for preschool, evidence-based home visiting services, and center-based infant-toddler programs funded by the Early Childhood Block Grant (ECBG) at the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
April 27, 2022 Meet Geoffrey Martinez: The Nearly New Thrift Store Manager at Marillac St. Vincent
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services is pleased to welcome Geoffrey Martinez as its new store manager for the Nearly New Thrift Store. Located in Lincoln Park, the store has been in operation for over 60 years, offering stylish clothing and great deals for the local community. In this role, Geoffrey will continue building awareness of the thrift store and work to develop new ways to connect with the Lincoln Park Community.
March 29, 2022 Community Outreach Services: Program Successes in February 2022
Community Outreach Services at Marillac St. Vincent inspires and empowers adults, families, and seniors to work towards self-sufficiency and stability. Through individualized support, access to on-site resources, and strengthening community connections, adults and families receive tailored services to meet their specific needs. Take a look at the highlights from February 2022.
March 29, 2022 MSV Food Pantries: Providing Necessary Services as Inflation Rises
Marillac St. Vincent’s Food Pantries have been instrumental to the local communities they serve, on the West Side in East Garfield Park and on the North Side in Lincoln Park. At Marillac St. Vincent we recognize the food insecurity that exists in the communities, and in response to this need, we offer a Client Choice food pantry at each location. The Client Choice model empowers adults and families to select the food that best meets their needs.
February 22, 2022 Art 383: DePaul Students Provide Art Classes for MSV Children at St. Vincent DePaul Center
DePaul University has been an instrumental partner to Marillac St. Vincent Family Services for many years. A recent partnership we are excited to highlight is DePaul’s Service Learning in the Arts Internship: Art 383. In this elective course for the Winter Quarter (Jan-Mar), Depaul Art Majors Meg Sampson and Haleigh Carr work with the school-aged children at the St. Vincent DePaul Center in Lincoln Park, sharing their knowledge and love of art.
February 22, 2022MSV Celebrates Black History Month
Children at both Centers in the Early Childhood Program at MSV learned about many achievers and dreamers this Black History Month. Our teachers and staff led several fun projects and activities to make the connection between these amazing figures from history to their own lives and dreams. Take a look at some of the highlights!
February 22, 2022 Honoring Michelle Howell: 40 Years of Service at Marillac St. Vincent
We honor Michelle Howell, who recently retired from Marillac St. Vincent after nearly 40 years of service to the organization at the Marillac Social Center campus. She started her career as an assistant teacher for two-year-olds and concluded her time leading the same department as a Director and Program Manager of Early Childhood Development. She was and is an exemplary hard worker, team-player, peacemaker, strong listener, and advocate. Michelle’s leadership has paved the way for the next generation of early childhood teachers.
January 25, 2022Remembering Loretha Weisinger
We honor Loretha Weisinger, who passed away this month after a courageous fight with cancer. Loretha worked as a Doula for Marillac St. Vincent Family Services for over 25 years before she retired several years ago. She was a pioneer in the Maternal Child Health Field and leaves a great legacy behind.
January 25, 2022 Community Outreach Services: Program Successes in December 2021
Community Outreach Services at Marillac St. Vincent inspires and empowers adults, families, and seniors to work towards self-sufficiency and stability. Through individualized support, access to on-site resources, and strengthening community connections, adults and families receive tailored services to meet their specific needs. Take a look at the highlights from December 2021.