August 2022 Update

Site Selection Update

The VCIC Board of Directors and Site Selection Committee continue to search for an appropriate downtown in downtown Greenville. Thanks to our generous donors, we are financially ready and able to secure and upfit a location as soon as an appropriate option becomes available. On two occasions our offers were rejected in favor of other bids. We continue to work with an experienced commercial realtor to explore other suitable locations in the downtown area. Please continue to ask God to guide us in this search.

 

August Event

On August 25, the Board of Directors hosted a festive and well-attended summer social at Kingsbridge club house in Greenville. The social was designed to update our sponsors on the current status of the Center and to emphasize the need for continued support, both spiritual and financial. Photos of the event are included in the EVENTS section of the website.

 

Century Club

One-time or recurrent donations using credit cards, PayPal or direct ACH bank transfers can now be made to the VCIC through our website at www.catholic.center or click here.  We encourage you to set up a recurrent monthly donation and join our Century Club. A recuring $100 monthly donation from 100 donors could place the Center on a sound financial basis for the future and allow us to move forward with confidence as we secure, upfit and staff a location.

Note:  The Veritas Catholic Information Center is a federally approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit chartered in the state of South Carolina. This means that all donations are tax-deductible both at the state and federal level. 

 

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June 2022 Update

Site Selection Update 

The VCIC Board of Directors and the Site Selection Committee have been actively searching  for appropriate downtown Greenville locations for the center. Our initial offer was rejected in  favor of another entity. We are currently working with an experienced commercial realtor to  explore other suitable locations. Stay tuned for updates. 

June Event 

On June 6, the VCIC co-sponsored a major address by Dr. Scott Hahn, delivered at Saint  Joseph’s High School. Dr. Hahn spoke eloquently and passionately about the Old Testament  roots of the Holy Eucharist. Dr. Hahn also offered his prayers and encouragement for the  success of the VCIC. Photographs from the event are available in the Events section of the  website. 

Brand Name 

The “storefront” name of the VCIC is currently being selected, based on input from committee  members, donors and other supporters. This will be the “brand name” that will identify our  physical location and accompany all public correspondence. The foremost name under  consideration is “Christ on Main.” 

Tax-exempt Status Reminder 

The IRS has officially approved for the Veritas Catholic Information Center has been granted  501(c)(3) status by the IRS. This means that all donations to the VCIC and are officially tax deductible. This applies to both federal and South Carolina taxes. taxes. Please prayerfully  consider the VCIC when making your charitable donations.

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT – Non-profit Status Approved

The IRS has officially approved 501(c)(3) status for the Veritas Catholic Information Center. This means that donations may be made directly to the VCIC and are officially tax-deductible. This applies to both federal and South Carolina taxes. taxes. Additionally, any donations made on or after April 26, 2021 will be considered retroactively deductible. Updated instructions for making tax-deductible donations to the Center are posted on the website.

Site Selection Update

Due to the overwhelming generosity of our supporters, the VCIC has begun the process of locating and selecting a suitable downtown location for the Center. The Board of Directors and the Site Selection Committee have narrowed down the search to two options, both located on Main Street in Greenville, and each offering unique advantages. The Board is weighing both options and welcomes input from donors and supporters.

April Event – Catholic Trivia Night

Join Master of Ceremonies Justin Dery and other Upstate Catholics for an evening of fellowship, fun, and trivia competition on April 28, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Catholic School Gymnasium, 100 St. Joseph S Drive, Greenville, SC 29607. Doors will open at 6:30. Games begin at 7:00. The cost is $20/person and tickets may be purchased at //ticketstripe.com/VCIC-TRIVIA.

The Finish Line

The Finish Line

Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to announce that we received over $116,000 in donations and pledges! Through your generous support, we are able to take full advantage of the $100,000 matching donation from Len Byrne, giving us donations totaling over $216,000. Many thanks to all who donated to our efforts. God has truly blessed us abundantly. We now turn to the next phase in our development: selecting a physical location in downtown Greenville. We will post updates to our website in the coming weeks. Please pray that God would guide us by his Holy Spirit to the location that is most suitable for our mission of “making disciples of all nations.”

Sincerely,

The VCIC Board of Directors

Jordan Roberts, Chairman

Robert Poppleton, Vice Chairman

Linda Cowart, Treasurer

Tony Owens, Secretary

Bill Coffey

Tom Epting

Thierry Wersinger