The mission of Mary F. Clancy Charities, Inc. (MFCC) is to continue the work of our benefactor, Mary F. Clancy, a dedicated social worker, and our founder, Msgr. John Harrington, an advocate for the underprivileged. We work to support multiple organizations who work in the service of disadvantaged children, families and individuals. The foundation hopes to bring awareness to the needs of those less fortunate and marginalized and to encourage others to share their talents and help them through prayer and monetary donations.
MARY F. CLANCY CHARITIES, INC. (MFCC) was founded in 2000 in memory of a most dedicated and skilled psychiatric social worker who devoted her professional life to caring for children, families, and individuals in crisis due to poverty, unwanted pregnancy, court-involved disputes, homelessness or incarceration.
Throughout her career Mary’s wonderful gifts were used in the Adoption and Foster Care Department of Catholic Home Bureau in New York City. She also held the positions of Supervisor of Family Services of Catholic Charities for a large part of Westchester County and Director of Child Care at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry developing programs and training staff that had a wide impact on services to children and families. Mary’s reputation as a down-to-earth hands-on person created a deep love for her in all people she served.
Mary shared her gifts by developing and training staff. Her hands-on, down-to-earth approach endeared her to generations of clients and staff.
After many years of service Mary retired on the grounds of Children’s Village where she remained in contact with staff and children as a volunteer until the time of her death from cancer in 1997.
John J. Voglio
John J. Voglio is the President of Mary F. Clancy Charities, Inc. (MFCC), a foundation established to support programs that help disadvantaged children and families. He has been involved in MFCC since its inception in 2000. John was very close friends with Monsignor John M. Harrington, founder of MFCC, who was given the initial funds to start the foundation by Mary F. Clancy. Monsignor Harrington turned the presidency over to John in 2006.
From its beginnings, John has been responsible for leading the overall direction of the foundation, working with a talented and dedicated group of core board members, some of whom remain on the board until this day.
In 2011 John took MFCC from a private foundation to a public foundation in order to be able to actively raise money to expand the scope of the foundation. In this way, he has been able to solicit funds through fundraising activities and grant writing – this has helped grow the principle of the fund enabling the foundation to distribute money to even more individuals and organizations in need.
John has also served on the community board of Einstein Medical College in the Bronx, New York, whose purpose was to communicate the needs of the local community to the college. As a member of a local branch of the Kiwanis Club in the Bronx, he successfully organized yearly fundraisers, the profits of which covered the costs of several programs aimed at helping those in need in the community and beyond its borders. He is currently a member of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization.
The following agencies or programs are a few of those designated to receive funding from Mary F. Clancy Charities, Inc.:
- Catholic Home Bureau Maternity Services
- STEPS Program of Edwin Gould
- Incarcerated Mothers and their Children Program
- Catholic Community Services of Rockland, Inc.
- Rosalie Hall – Residence serving unwed mothers
How You Can Be Part Of The Mission
Although our Charity has had a successful beginning, we need the continual help and support of others who share in the mission of Mary F. Clancy and the agencies we support.
To help us keep the mission alive, we ask for two things:
The continual help of God in our desire to support agencies that provide services to needy and less fortunate women and children.
Monetary gifts will help us to continue to assist in supporting programs that serve needy women and children. Please consider making a donation if you are able. For information on planned giving of gifts of stock, real estate, or bequests, please contact us.
All donations are tax deductible.