Pat Mayberry Vecchio
Pat holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Education, and Master of Science in Administration and Supervision.
Ms. Mayberry Vecchio has 22 years of experience in teaching and administration in the area of special education.
She has been employed at the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois as the Director of Development since August 2009
In her role as the Director of Development, she is responsible for all fundraising and resource development activities for the agency including all special events, solicits monetary and in-kind donations from the community, works directly with the volunteer fund development personnel regarding all special events, writes grants on behalf of the agency, coordinates the production of the agency quarterly newsletter, press releases and public service announcements, and provides presentations to outside entities.
Director of Development
(618) 236-2531 ext 130
On May 23, 2012 Ann Hatch of the Illinois Bar Association presented Darlene Jones, VPC Executive Director (both pictured in the photo) with a check for $7,000 for the grant that VPC was awarded through the llinois Bar Foundation.
VPC Spring Raffle drawing
On May 16, 2012, the VPC Spring Raffle drawing was held at VPC. Darlene Jones, VPC Executive Director is pictured in the photo. The Spring Raffle Drawing raised $2,055.00. The winners of our
Spring Raffle were as follows:
1st Place Prize Winner – Melissa Russell – An 18-Person Hardees’s Cardinals Deluxe Suite at Busch Stadium for the June 14th Game.
2nd Place Prize Winner – Carol Bartle – A 22 inch Coby Television with built-in dvd player.
3rd Place prize Winner – Alexandra Vecchio – Two tickets to the May 22nd Cardinals Game.
The Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois (VPC) has been awarded the following grants during the past quarter.
Community Kindness Grant – The grant monies assist with general operating expenses at VPC.
Illinois Health Care Grant - Awarded through the Illinois Violence Authority - The grant monies support the Prevention & Education Program at VPC to increase public understanding of domestic violence and elder abuse as a critical health issue, and improve the clinical response by providing training to members of the community including health professionals.
Attorney General’s Violence Crime Victims Assistance Act (VCVA) Grant – The grant monies assist in supporting our Legal Advocacy and Counseling Programs at VPC.
Boeing ECF Grant – The grant monies allowed VPC to purchase cordless telephones utilized by our 24-hour crisis hotline and emergency shelter staff.
Cardinal Care Grant – The grant monies will allow VPC to purchase car seats, high chairs, and strollers for the clients in the emergency shelter to utilize.
St. Clair County 708 Mental Health Board – The grant monies support our Children’s Counseling Program at VPC.
Randolph County 708 Mental Health Board – The grant monies support our Randolph County Court Advocate at VPC.
THE Mary Kay FoundationSM Awards Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois $20,000 Grant for Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness
In observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay FoundationSM awards $20,000 grants to more than 150 domestic violence shelters across the country for a total of $3 million.
The Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois will use the grant to provide critical support for its emergency shelter that provides safe shelter to women and their dependent children fleeing abusive relationships.