About St. Vincent de Paul
The vision of St. Vincent de Paul – District Council of Dayton is to improve the lives of people in need in the Miami Valley.
Our mission is to, with Christian purpose, accompany those in need one person at a time by focusing on shelter, food, and clothing.
We hold the beliefs of unconditional service, hospitality, stewardship, and gratitude to be our core values.
For adults and families in the Miami Valley who are on the brink of becoming homeless or who are already homeless, St Vincent de Paul – District Council of Dayton, through its Conferences (chapters) and Special Works, provides person-to-person emergency assistance and supportive services to those living in the Montgomery County and surrounding communities.
Our Diversity Statement:
It is the intent of St. Vincent de Paul of Dayton to provide equal opportunity for all—in employment, in provision of services, and in recruitment of volunteers—without regard to race, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, military status, Vietnam veteran status, veteran status, color, political affiliation, union activity or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.
St. Vincent de Paul serves our neighbors in need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our help begins with our Conferences and their volunteer members (Vincentians) giving emergency assistance with utilities, food, clothing, furniture and many other services to our neighbors in need. Person-to-person assistance is the trademark of the St. Vincent de Paul Conferences; helping individuals to stay in their homes.
When a person becomes homeless, St. Vincent de Paul is also there to offer shelter and hope. Our Gateway Shelters provide temporary emergency shelter to those who are homeless. During the course of any given day our shelters serve over 400 men, women and children. We provide daily meals, showers, clothing, personal care items, mail and messaging service, and access to full-time case managers who assist our guests in achieving housing based on their individual needs. Each year nearly 4,200 people come to us for shelter. While most guests only stay for a short period of time, we annually help hundreds of individuals to transition from the shelter into permanent housing. Our focus at St. Vincent de Paul is to help our guests address their challenges through Christian accompaniment, and with compassion.
You can join us in our efforts by volunteering, donating in-kind goods or services, or supporting us financially through a gift today.
We are faithfully guided by the oversite of Vincentians and community members who sit on two boards. Each board provides accountability, insight, guidance, decision-making, and prayers for our operations.
Dayton District Council Board
As of December 2019
President: Matt Graybill
Vice President: Bonnie Vitangeli
Treasurer: Mike Fink
Secretary: Marsha Hess
Spiritual Advisor: Clyde Golden
Barbara Curp, Ascension
Pat Gill, Corpus Christi
William Burkhart, Emmanuel
Joan Andersen, Holy Angels, Dayton
Russ Stewart, Holy Angels, Sidney
Denny Lammlein, Incarnation
Tom Boland, Mary Help of Christians
Andrea Dapkus, Our Lady of Good Hope
Mieke Clark, Our Lady of Mercy
Carol Adamson, Our Lady, Mother of Refugees
Vicki Tischler, Our Lady of the Rosary
LouAnn Geel, Queen of Martyrs
John Malas, St. Albert the Great
Mary Cox, St. Anthony
Barb Maichle, St. Augustine, Germantown
Kathy Scott, St. Augustine, Waynesville
Tom Forsthoefel, St. Brigid, Xenia
Cheryl Pothast, St. Denis/Holy Family/Immaculate Conception
Tom Kwest, St. Francis of Assisi
Fran O’Shaughnessy, St. Helen
Steve Brandell, St. Henry
Gary Miller, St. Luke
Marian Roell, St. Mary, Camden
Moira Pfeifer, St. Mary of the Assumption, Springboro
Marsha Hess, St. Michael – Sts. Peter & Paul
John Tishaus, St. Patrick Troy
Carolyn Yankel, St. Peter
Pat Lewis, St. Rita/St. Paul/Precious Blood
Tom Doseck, St. Remy Russia
Elizabeth Collins, University of Dayton
Community Board Members
As of February 2019
President: James G. Tillar, CFA,Tillar-Wenstrup Advisors, LLC
Vice-President: Michael McGraw, President, James Capital Alliance, Inc.
Treasurer: Mike Fink, Managing Director-Investments, Carillon Group of Raymond James
Secretary: Louis R. Lunne, Retired Investment Advisor
Tony Ciani, Retired Account Manager, Electronic Data Systems (EDS)
Matt Graybill, DDC President
Kelly McCracken, President, Franciscan Media
Jeff Mullins, Partner-in-Charge, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Ex-Officio (Non-Voting) Member: Michael E. Vanderburgh, Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul Dayton District Council