Thank you for considering a gift to the Saint John Vianney Center.

We strive to be the most valued resource worldwide for providing excellence in clinical care as well as educational programs and resources to secure a healthy future for our brothers and sisters in Church Ministry.

Your gift will help us expand our mission, further our outreach, and help safeguard the precious resource of our Clergy and Men and Women Religious.

If you would like to discuss what gift is right for you, we invite you to contact Jim Friend, Director of Mission Advancement at 610.518.2083 or [email protected].

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Saint John Vianney Center’s Annual Reports

View  or Download our 2023 Annual Report.

For more information or if you wish to receive a paper copy please email Jim Friend, Director of Mission Advancement.

Download our 2022 Annual Report.

More Ways to Give

Stock and Wire Transfers

Please notify Saint John Vianney Center at prior to transferring stock and securities with the number of shares and type of stock and if transfer instructions are needed.

Publicly-traded Securities

Gifts of readily marketable securities that have appreciated provide an excellent means of benefiting the Saint John Vianney Center while saving you the cost of capital gains tax. When you give securities to the Center (rather than selling them and donating the proceeds), these gifts will be credited at the full fair market value based on the average of the high and low quoted selling price on the day you relinquish control of the asset to SJVC. Our general policy is for securities to be sold immediately by the Center through its agent or representative.

This is not financial advice, please always consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions.

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for the Saint John Vianney Center and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals.

Support SJVC through your estate

Support SJVC through a gift in your estate plan, or by naming The Saint John Vianney Center as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy without reducing your assets during your lifetime.

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Support SJVC through a future gift in your will or living trust without reducing your assets during your lifetime.

Retirement Assets

Retirement assets can be a tax-efficient way to support SJVC, as they are often subject to income tax, and possibly estate tax when left to a loved one other than a spouse. Consider this asset for some or your philanthropic goals while saving other, less taxed assets for individual beneficiaries.

Life Insurance Policies

A life insurance policy allows you to make a meaningful gift to SJVC while preserving other assets for yourself and your family.

Join Our Legacy Society

The society was formed this year to recognize individuals who have included the Saint John Vianney Center in their estate plans.

This page does not contain financial advice, please always consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions.

Simplify your giving

A donor advised fund (DAF), which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the Saint John Vianney Center and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

You can also create a lasting legacy by naming the Saint John Vianney Center the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can create a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue recommending grants to charitable organizations. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.

Donor Advised Fund Basics

An Example of How It Works

Joe and Laura want to give back to their hometown by putting their money where it will do the most good. They establish a $25,000 donor advised fund with a community foundation.

The couple receives a federal income tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. They also get the time they need to decide which charities to support.

After researching community needs with the foundation’s staff, Joe and Laura recommend grants for the Saint John Vianney Center and a local animal shelter. The foundation presents the charities with checks from the Patricia Fund, which Joe and Laura named in honor of Laura’s mother. They name SJVC as the beneficiary to receive the account balance after their lifetimes. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving.

Please check with your human resources office to determine if your company is eligible. Request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift to Saint John Vianney Center, 151 Woodbine Road, Downingtown, PA 19335 Attention: Matching Gifts. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to our organization may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Why support the Saint John Vianney Center?

Today, we find ourselves at a seminal moment in our Church’s history where many who have experienced the Lord’s call to a religious vocation are experiencing unprecedented feelings of hopelessness and isolation. Many Clergy and Men and Women Religious suffer from mental and physical health issues brought on by the circumstances of their ministry. In some cases, emotional isolation is caused by limited support and resources even within their own community. Many live alone, dedicate long and demanding hours, have no one with whom to share their increasing workload of ministering to the faithful; and, the shortage of vocations offers them no relief. All of this and more can cause damage to their emotional well-being, and physical health, even to the point of developing clinical depression or anxiety. It is, therefore, no surprise that some have succumbed to self-medicating with alcohol, substances, or other unhealthy behaviors that may lead to addiction and mental health conditions.

“Healing One Priest Impacts Thousands”

Priests hold a sacred trust in the community, and most will impact the lives of tens of thousands of people through their ministry. Since 1946, the Saint John Vianney Center (SJVC) has served to shepherd our brothers and sisters in Church ministry through life’s journey and difficulties. Our goal is to lead our clients toward a pathway of restoring mental and physical health and, when they are ready, return them to active ministry and restore this precious resource to our Church. SJVC is the longest-running behavioral health and addictions treatment facility in North America for Clergy and Men and Women Religious. The mission was founded under the patronage of Saint John Vianney, the patron Saint of parish priests, and today we serve the Church globally.   

Saint John Vianney Center is a licensed and accredited behavioral health and addictions treatment facility and resource center dedicated to the health and well-being of Clergy and Men and Women Religious worldwide. This distinction designates SJVC as the only resource to the U.S. Catholic Church that is fully equipped to heal the mind, body, and spirit of our clientele. Our mission is essential to supporting the men and women who have accepted the call to minister to the people of God in our Church.

Saint John Vianney Center is a licensed and accredited behavioral health and addictions treatment facility in Downingtown, PA dedicated to serving Clergy and Men and Women Religious. Our ministry is also at work around the globe providing education and resources to cultivate a healthy lifestyle and support those in Church ministry worldwide.