All In For Vin Memorial Fund Awards Grants to Community Nonprofits
The All In For Vin Memorial Fund, created in February 2018 by the Maugeri family in memory of Vincent “Vinny” Maugeri, has awarded its first-ever grants to community nonprofits. The donor-advised fund at The Community Foundation seeks to support youth-based causes that were important to Vincent, allowing his spirit to live on. Funds are raised through an annual event as well community donations.
The following organizations were awarded grants for the projects described:
- Abraham House – Holiday gifts for guests and their families
- Jewish Community Federation of the Mohawk Valley – Middle school and high school basketball programs
- New Hartford Youth Basketball Association – Vinny’s Minis Youth Basketball Program and New Hartford Travel Team
- The House of the Good Shepherd – Car seats for foster care program
The grants were awarded to programs that reflect Vincent’s kind heart, willingness to help and his love for basketball.
A basketball tournament dedicated in Vincent’s memory called the “All In For Vin” Memorial Tip-Off Classic is held annually. In 2017, the tournament hosted eight teams from area schools, and the event had over 40 local sponsors. This year’s tournament will be held on November 21, 23 and 24 at New Hartford High School.