Donor Campaigns & Special Events

Centre Volunteers in Medicine is supported by the community through annual campaigns and special events.

Friends & Family Campaign

For the last 16 years, because of their belief in what we do, Lance and Ellen Shaner, have matched $50,000 for individual donations to the Friends and Family campaign. Lance was inspired to make their initial gift by a six-year-old CVIM patient who asked his friends for donations to CVIM instead of birthday gifts.

100% of funds raised in this campaign remain in Centre County to provide medical and dental care, case management, and medication assistance for CVIM patients.

Battle of the Minds

October 16, 2019
The Rotary Club of State College and Centre Volunteers in Medicine will hold its 12th annual Battle of the Minds dinner at the Penn Stater with the featured event -- a professionally produced trivia contest. The evening starts with cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 7pm and is completed around 9:30pm.  Again this year there will be a limited silent auction at the event.

Also associated with the event is an online auction that will begin at 8am on October 13 and will end at 10pm on October 20.  For more information, contact Sue Forster at 814.231.4043 or


2018 Winners-Swami's of Seurat, Penn State College of Medicine


Marathoners for Medicine

Begins March 1, 2019
In 2002, John Domico ran the Boston Marathon on behalf of CVIM raising $3,500.  A year later, seven runners going to Boston joined John's fundraising efforts. In 2014, the Marathoners for Medicine team was selected as a local hero/heroine winner of the Central PA Arts Festival.

Last year 26 runners participated in marathons throughout the United State. Individuals took their love of running to new levels, exceeding their fund-raising goal of $46,000.  To date, our marathoners have raised over $645,100.

Donations for this year's MFM team are accepted February through June.


2018 Marathoners for Medicine

Richard M. Madore Dental Clinic Campaign

There are currently over 1,000 individuals on the waiting list for the Dr. Richard M. Madore Dental Clinic at CVIM. It’s a little-known fact that dental disease and poor dental health can cause major complications and illness, even death. Early diagnosis, preventative treatment, and early intervention can prevent or halt the progress of  oral disease.

The Dental Clinic honors the spirit and legacy of one individual’s dedication to giving back to his community. In 2017, Chuck Herlocher, because of his belief in what we are doing for our dental patients at CVIM, matched dollar for dollar, up to $10,000, donations received during the 2017 Richard M. Madore Dental Clinic Campaign.

Donations for the Richard M. Madore Dental Clinic are accepted February through June.


Central Cycling Classic

June 22, 2019
The Central Cycling Classic (formerly Cycling for Care) includes four scenic bike routes through picturesque Central Pennsylvania. These routes are set up for all level of cyclists.

  • A Metric Century Plus (65.77 Miles): 8:30 a.m.
  • A Half-Metric Century (33.65 Miles): 9:30 a.m.
  • An 18 Mile Loop (17.91 Miles): 10:30 a.m.
  • A Family Fun Loop (5.36 Miles): 11:00 a.m.

Lunch is provided and riders are entered to win numerous raffle items donated by the local bicycle shops and restaurants. Follow us on Facebook.  More information soon.


Central Cycling Classic

Centre Gives

May 7 & 8, 2019
Organized by the Centre Foundation, Centre Gives is a 36-hour online giving event that provides matching funds to non-profits serving the Centre County community.  The 2019 Centre Gives Event will be held May 7 and 8.

Nittany Valley Half-Marathon

December 8, 2019
First run in 1984, the Nittany Valley Half-Marathon has since blossomed into one of the region’s most popular road races, drawing over 720 runners/walkers in 2018. The 13.1 mile course begins & ends on the Penn State campus, touring through rolling countryside, along scenic Spring Creek and through quaint Houserville. New for 2018 was the option to complete the half-marathon as a walker!

The Nittany Valley Half-Marathon is proud to support Centre Volunteers in Medicine.  The 2019 event will be held on December 8.

More information soon.


Centre County Corn Hole Classic

April 27, 2019
The Builders Association of Central PA hosts the Centre County Cornhole Classic. Also known as "Corn Toss" and "Bean Bag Toss," Cornhole is similar to horseshoes, except wooden boxes (cornhole platforms) and corn bags are used. The tournament is open to all ages and skill levels.

Amazon Smile

As you shop on Amazon throughout the year, you can designate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases be donated to CVIM. Simply enter the Amazon website through the AmazonSmile webpage.

Contact us for more information about other donor opportunities to help provide care for those in your community.