City Mission Honors Lieutenant Gubernatorial Candidate Diana Irey Vaughan for Fundraising Achievements

Diana Irey Vaughan takes a break with her dog

For Vets She Completed a 1/2 Marathon and a Full Marathon in 2 Days!!

On April 23rd at 12:30pm, City Mission of Washington, PA honored Lieutenant Gubernatorial Candidate and County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan with a plaque for her fundraising efforts for their new 22-bed shelter for homeless veterans, the Crabtree-Kovacicek Veterans House, to open July 3, 2018.  City Mission President/CEO Dean Gartland presented Vaughan with an engraved crystal memento inscribed “Disney Goofy Challenge Run for City Mission.”

Vaughan completed a half-marathon of 13.1 miles on January 6, 2018, and a full marathon of 26.2 miles the following day, totaling 39.3 miles. She trained months for the long distance challenge event.“It is so gratifying to run for homeless veterans,” said Vaughan, who raised over $44,000 in the Disney Goofy Challenge through individual and corporate sponsorships.  “My husband has been deployed to the Middle East many times, so veterans are a cause near and dear to my heart.  ”Vaughan’s husband, Colonel Robert Vaughan, is a career officer in the Army National Guard.  

“She’s nearly indefatigable,” said Dr. Sally Mounts, Chief Development Officer for City Mission. “This is her third long-distance run for City Mission’s Capital Campaign in a little over a year. Her first run was for our Women with Children’s Shelter, and she made $31,000. Then she ran the Pittsburgh Marathon for the Crabtree-Kovacicek Veterans House and made $22,500.  And now this third---and longest ever---run for over $44,303.  All told, she’s raised $97,803 for our Capital Campaign.  We are so honored to have Diana’s support. She is an inspiration to all of us.”

April 24, 2018
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