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 17 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

The Rotary Club of State College and Centre Volunteers in Medicine held the 12th Annual Battle of the Minds dinner on October 16, 2019 at the Penn Stater.  The event was a big success. In addition to the professionally produced trivia contest,  there was an online auction associated with the event.

Congratulations to everyone who:

  • placed a winning bid
  • generously donated an item for the auction
  • invited family, friends and neighbors to make their bid to build a better world

Thank you all for taking the time to support Centre Volunteers in Medicine and our mission to serve and advocate for the medically underserved residents of Centre County, PA.


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 $720,000 for patient care.


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 Dr. Madore’s dedication to giving back to his community.  Typical of the impact of the Dental Clinic has on our community, one of our patients writes:

Since my teeth began to break off I needed to consider total extractions. A friend and co-worker told me about CVIM and her experience with the dental staff. I became a patient and saw Dr. Stein. I was totally pleased. He is a gentle and informative dentist. The entire dental staff are very caring individuals. So glad I found CVIM!  Thank you for the wonderful care. God Bless everyone who makes these services to our community possible. I am in the process of getting dentures now that the final extraction was completed on April 16, 2019. I am looking forward to having my smile back in the months to come.

Give the gift of Dental Health.

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Central Cycling Classic

The 11th Annual Central Cycling Classic was held on June 22nd. The weather was perfect and over 150 riders came out to ride, enjoy lunch donated by Jersey Mike's and listen to the Buffalo Run Boys band. This event features four (4) routes set up for different levels of cyclists. More information regarding the date for the 2020 event coming 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 CentreGives event, held on May 7th and 8th raised over $53,000 for CVIM patients.

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.


Centre County Corn Hole Classic

Thank you to the Builders Association of Central PA for hosting the 5th Annual Centre County Corn Hole Classic on April 27th. Thirty-two (32) teams came out on a cold and windy morning to via for the coveted Corn Cob trophy and support of CVIM.

More information regarding the 2020 event is coming soon.

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.