Charitable Corporate Culture

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After a long battle with cancer, during the spring of 1982 Jeffrey Marc Vinick at age 18, the brother of Michael D. Vinick, our company managing principal died of cancer. In his memory, Michael has dedicated many of his efforts and resources to support The Jimmy Fund / Dana Farber Cancer Institute where Jeffrey was treated. Michael has pledged that he will not rest until cancer is eradicated, especially from kids. In May of 1999, Michael was awarded the Lifetime Commitment Award from the Jimmy Fund and in November of 2011 he was awarded the Sadowsky Visionary Award. In 2015, Michael was awarded the Bob Cheyne Jimmy Fund volunteer of the year award.

In Jeffrey's memory, a group of local individuals and business leaders built a golf tournament into the largest tournament in the Jimmy Fund Organization. During the 40 years the tournment ran from 1979-2019 we raised approximately $12 million dollars. More can be learned about the history of the tournament at Jimmy Fund Western MA.

Other charities that we support include but are not limited to the following:

  • All Hands and Hearts, PPE For Nassau County New York
  • American Cancer Society
  • American School for the Deaf
  • Camp Hill Village
  • Easter Seals
  • I.A.H.D. St. Jude's Hospital
  • Local Little League Organizations
  • Opportunity House, Inc.
  • The Shriners Hospital
  • The Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • The Forest Park Zoo, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • The Boy Scouts of America
  • The Boy's and Girl's Club of America
  • The Girl Scouts of America
  • The Jimmy Fund Statue Dedication Made In Memory of Jeffrey M. Vinick
  • Jeffrey Passed Away in 1982 at the Age of 18 After a Long Fight With Cancer
  • The Vinick Family Was Honored to Have the Jimmy Fund Accept as a Gift a One of a Kind Commissioned Statue
  • Conceptualized and Underwritten by Jim Vinick, a Long Time Jimmy Fund Supporter and Financial Advisor (Michael's Father)
  • Custom Crafted By Sculpture Brian Hanlon Depicting Dr. Sidney Farber and 12 Year Old Einer "Jimmy' Gufstafson
  • The Statue is on Perminant Display at Jimmy Fund Way in Boston, Directly in Front of the The Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Center.
  • The Ribbon Was Cut and the Statue Was Dedicated October 12, 2013.









Depicted in Photo from Left to Right is Jeffrey's Family.
Michael Vinick, (Brother) President, Duct & Vent Cleaning of America, Inc.
Beth Vinick-Hayashi (sister), and James Vinick (father)


Once again, the Jimmy Fund of Western Massachusetts

has recognized Michael Vinick for his service. At the 2016 Annual Meeting, Michael was presented with the Bob Cheyne Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. Michael was also recognized for his 6 years of service as President of the Western Mass Council. In addition, the golf tournament, in memory of his brother, the Annual Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament/Jeffrey Vinick Memorial raised approximately $12 million in cumulative fundraising duirng the 40 years. Congratulations to all involved!

Jimmy Fund Award

Jimmy Fund Check



Jimmy Fund Council of Western Massachusetts

honors volunteers Michael Vinick and Marc Packin with Sadowsky Visionary Awards


WEST SPRINGFIELD - Michael Vinick, of Suffield, Conn., and Marc Packin, of Longmeadow, each longtime Jimmy Fund supporters and volunteers, recently received the prestigious Sadowsky Visionary Award during the annual meeting of the Jimmy Fund Council of Western Massachusetts.

Vinick began his affiliation with the Jimmy Fund after his brother, Jeffrey, and sister, Beth Hayashi, of Tucson, Ariz., were diagnosed with cancer in 1979. They were treated at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

At the time, Mike Andrews, former Boston Red Sox second-baseman, and Ken Coleman, former voice of the Red Sox, befriended the Vinick siblings and their mother, Harriet, in their roles as chairmen of the Jimmy Fund.

In 1980 and 1981, Michael and Jeffrey became involved with the Jimmy Fund golf tournament as volunteers. In 1982, after Jeffrey died, the tournament was held in his memory and in 1983 it became the Jimmy Fund-Jeffrey Vinick Memorial Golf Tournament. READ THE WHOLE STORY HERE