We know it is your commitment to the four values that make everything possible. You make changed for good happen! Here are a few stories that showcase your involvement in keeping the lights on here at JVC.
SAMANTHA (CHICAGO 2014-15) crafted an email to all Hoya FJVs to encourage giving to JVs from her alma mater! The note led to nearly $5,000 worth of donations.
"When I reflect on my formation up until this point – when I think of all the grace, good fortune, and gifts that have gotten me to where I am today – I often think of crucial things that shaped who I am today: my time at Georgetown and my time as a JV. Sometimes I try to pick just one: Would I have ever even become a JV without the Jesuit formation at Georgetown? But without JVC, would I be motivated by the same yearning for solidarity, justice, and love that pushes me today? I can’t pick just one – I am deeply grateful to both for each teaching me, guiding me, and pushing me in different ways."
"I look at everything through a different lens now, and that's truly such a blessing. I feel so heavy for all of the current JVs. I know you are providing them with so much support, and that doesn't go unnoticed.
Returning home has allowed me to jump back in, joining all of the Zoom calls you've been providing for the larger JVC community, and for that I am grateful."
ADRIAN (ATLANTA 2018-29)
"Former Jesuit Volunteers are a core part of the community I've created in Baltimore. We inspire and motivate each other to make a difference in the lives of others; we share experiences and lessons; we challenge each other to employ mindfulness and empathy in our everyday interactions; and we seek to always put JVC’s values into practice, taking on the world’s most difficult challenges and fighting for what matters.
There is no doubt that my JV experience working with homeless youth in San Diego fostered my interest in a career in social work. Through my FJV community, I have a platform to inform, educate, and encourage others to create a more just and hopeful world.
Because of JVC, I am part of a cohort of more than 10,000 alumni making a difference through service to others.
Thanks to JVC donors, like you, former JVs are achieving extraordinary impact in the U.S. and around the world. Join me by making a gift today to support JVC’s work to foster a generation of young adults committed to faith in action."
OLIVIA (SAN DIEGO 2013-2014)
JUSTIN (KANSAS CITY 2003-04) set up a Facebook fundraising page for his birthday and raised $330 for JVC! That money goes a long way to help offset costs such as our retreats, JV transportation, and much more. Please consider this fun and simple way to help keep JVC going. When reminiscing about JVC, Justin said: "I was at a happy hour one night eight and a half years ago when a young woman, Lauren Lionetti, said three magical letters: 'JVC.' We immediately connected through our shared encounters as FJVs, and since then, have been married with two (hopefully) future JV kids running around! I will forever be indebted to JVC for the amazing memories, experiences, and relationships that make me who I am today."
We have the utmost gratitude for all of the organiztaions who support the values and mission of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.
Jesuit Conference of Canada and US
Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation
Kenrose Kitchen Table Foundation
The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation
USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, Inc.
America House Jesuit Community
Goldman, Sachs & Co. Matching Gift Program
Helen Brach Foundation
Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus
Society of Jesus, Micronesia
The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation
US Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus
William H. Hannon Foundation
America's Best Local Charities
Archdiocese of Newark
Archdiocese of Washington
Boston College Campus Ministry
Helen L. Kay Charitable Trust
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Ronnie and Gwen Briggs Foundation
The Scanlan Foundation
Ameriprise Financial Employee Gift Matching Program
Brooklyn Benevolent Society
College of the Holy Cross - Jesuit Community
Detroit Jesuit Community
Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC
Hershey Trust Company
Immaculate Conception Jesuit Community
John Carroll Jesuit Residence
Loyola Jesuit Community
Markoe House Jesuit Community
Marquette University Jesuit Community
Mission Santa Clara
Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House
Scranton Jesuit Community
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish
St. Helen's Church
St. Kenneth Church
The Atlantic Philanthropies Employee Designated Gift
The Nock and Son Company
United Way of Buffalo and Erie County
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
White House Retreat Jesuit Community
Bank of the West Employee Giving Program
California Community Foundation
Memorial Park Baptist Church
Paulist Center Boston
Renaissance Charitable Foundation
St Andrew Catholic Church
St. Mary's Church
The Winston Salem Foundation
Triangle Community Foundation, Inc.
University of San Diego
Jesuit Retreat House - Lake Elmo
LaPointe Law, P.C.
Leo Brown Jesuit Community
Loyola University Chicago Campus Ministry
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
St. John Neumann Council #1436, Knights of Columbus
The Walt Disney Company Foundation
United Way California Capital Region
Wheeling Jesuit University Campus Ministry
Xavier University Campus Ministry
5050 Thirsty Beaver
College of the Holy Cross Campus Ministry
Indiana State Employees Community Campaign
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
Sisters of St Joseph of Orange
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.
The Catholic Foundation Archdiocese of New Orleans