Connecting with Donors’ Passions with Michael Vanderburgh, Part 1

Fundraising TLC: Unleashing Generosity

Jun 19 2023 • 16 mins

In part 1 of our conversation with Michael Vanderburgh, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul Society in Dayton, Ohio, we dig into the weight of volunteerism and how giving to Catholic organizations connects people to their passions and faith.


Michael Vanderburgh is Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul Society in Dayton, Ohio. Since 1999, Michael has engaged in nonprofit leadership in financial development and executive positions in Iowa, Kentucky, and Ohio. Michael is a graduate of The George Washington University (M.A., Political Management), Wright State University (B.A., Urban Affairs), and Sinclair Community College (A.A.S., Law Enforcement), and attended law school at Ohio Northern University and the University of Dayton.

Over a decade of service for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Michael planned and led the historic One Faith, One Hope, One Love capital campaign, which raised over $165 million in pledges to benefit regional ministries of the Catholic Church in western and southwestern Ohio. In 2017 a feature article about Michael’s life appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the story received a first-place award by The Press Club of Cleveland. Michael is chair of the disaster operations committee for Disaster Services Corporation - Society of St. Vincent de Paul USA, a board member of Franciscan Media, and a member of the child protection review board for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Michael resides in Oakwood, Ohio with his wife Ann Marie and four children.

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