For The Diversity Of Health Care Professionals

About Us

The J.W. Vines Foundation Inc. was founded in 2001 as the philanthropic arm of the James Wesley Vines, Jr. M.D. Medical Society Inc. a component of the National Medical Association. The foundation has been designated as a 501c3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service.

Mission:

A) Identify and remedy health care disparities by increasing the number of primarily African American health professionals that serve or work in underserved communities of color.

B) To increase the diversity of health care professionals in the Inland Empire

Vision:

The J.W. Vines Foundation, Inc. is an organization that has the reputation for supporting students’ efforts to enter the medical and health professions and for its evolving growth into a multi-faceted entity with demonstrated success in advocating diversity through innovative approaches to education funding, recruitment, and retention.

Utilizing the network of Vines Medical Society members, the Vines Foundation provides mentoring, physician shadowing, and support to college students.

 J. W. Vines Medical Society and Foundation would like to introduce you to the 2021 EVSHA Interns

From left to right: Tane’ya Johnson-Henderson, Akciree Knight, Anjali Sharma, Jonathan Ogbogu, Princess Egiebor and Ericka Knight.

Time to Celebrate!

Date and time: Tue, August 17, 2021 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM PDT

Location: Canyon Crest Country Club –  975 Country Club Dr., Riverside, CA 92506

Your support is most needed and appreciated as we enter our 19th Annual Elma Vines Summer Health Academy (EVSHA).EVSHA is a 6 week paid program which allows students to shadow professionals in the offices of surgeons, general practitioners, pediatricians, and dentists.

The students get the unique opportunity of shadowing the various physicians, work with office staff, in addition to giving weekly presentations on their findings, creating quite the memorable experiences. Each student receives a stipend upon completion of the program and there are monetary awards given to student at the Gala for:

  • Most Improved Presenter Award
  • Ms. Kathy Temple Professionalism Award
  • Dr. Gilbert Bush Best Presenter Award
  • Best Final Presentation Award

2021 Elma Vines Summer Health Academy (EVSHA) Sponsorship Packets and Tickets:

$5,000 2021 Platinum Title Sponsor

  • Company announcements for 5 minutes on stage during our EVSHA Gala
  • Two company sponsored scholars
  • Full page advertisement in the banquet program and logo on our website until end of the year
  • Your company logo on all event written materials as a Platinum Title Sponsor
  • Your company logo on the event PowerPoint as a Platinum Title Sponsor
  • Recognition by the J.W. Vines Chairperson as a Platinum Title Sponsor night of the Gala
  • 10 Tickets to the Gala (dinner included)

$2,000 Gold Sponsor

  • One company sponsored scholars
  • Half page advertisement in the Gala program and logo on our website until end of the year
  • Your company logo on all event written materials as a Gold Title Sponsor
  • Your company logo on the event PowerPoint as a Gold Title Sponsor
  • Recognition by the J.W. Vines Chairperson as a Gold Title Sponsor night of the Gala
  • 6 Tickets to the Gala (dinner included)

$1,000 Silver Sponsor

  • Quarter page advertisement in the Gala program
  • Your company logo on all event written materials as a Silver Title Sponsor
  • Your company logo on the event PowerPoint as a Silver Title Sponsor
  • Recognition by the J.W. Vines Chairperson as a Silver Title Sponsor night of the Gala
  • 4 Tickets to the Gala (dinner included)

$500 Bronze Sponsor

  • Business Card page advertisement in the Gala program.
  • Your company logo on all event written materials as a Bronze Title Sponsor
  • Your company logo on the event PowerPoint as a Bronze Title Sponsor
  • Recognition by the J.W. Vines Chairperson as a Bronze Title Sponsor night of the Gala
  • 2 Tickets to the Gala (dinner included)

$200 Gala Program Advertisement

  • Advertisement in the Gala program booklet and Program Show.
  • 1 Ticket to the Gala (dinner Included)

$40 – $50 Gala Ticket

  • J.W. Vines Member – $40.00 ($50.00 at the door)
  • J. W. Vines Non-Member – $50.00 ($60.00 at the door)

Advertisement and Sponsorships are due by August 10th, 2021 .

Please email: contact@vinesmedical.org with any questions you may have.

 

To Sponsor or get your 2021 EVSHA GALA Ticket, please click here to apply.

At University of California Riverside
At Cal State University San Bernardino

Programs

Student Support

The Vines Foundation will provide financial and other resources to students applying to programs in the health professions. The intent of the student support program is to assist students overcome barriers to their success.

Mentoring

The Foundation, in conjunction with the Vines Medical Society will match college students interested in the health professions with mentors. The mentor program offers students support and access to individuals in their field of interest.

Skill Building Workshops

The following workshops are designed to increase the skills of the students, to expose them to opportunities in the health professions, and to successfully complete their programs

  • Statement of Entrance Preparation
  • Interview techniques
  • Resume writing
  • Conducting and Publishing Research
  • Money Management

Elma Vines Summer Health Academy (EVSHA)

A 4 to 6 week paid program which allows students to shadow professionals in the offices of surgeons, general practitioners, pediatricians, and dentists. The students get the unique opportunity of shadowing the various physicians, work with office staff in addition to giving weekly presentations on their findings, creating quite the memorable experiences.

Students can now apply for the 2021 EVSHA.  Please click here to apply. Application Deadline is April 30th, 2021.

Haiti Medical Mission Trip

A one week rigorous yet rewarding opportunity with partner H3 Missions, to assist physicians as they treat patients in various areas in Haiti still affected by the 7.0 earthquake that struck the island in 2010.

Please contact the program coordinator for additional information at Contact@VinesMedical.org.

FAQ

Q. Why was the J.W. Vines Medical Foundation formed?

A. The JWVMF was created in part to provide a vehicle to raise funds to support programs and activities that provide underrepresented high school and college Students from underserved communities in the Inland Empire with a better understanding of the academic requirements and skill sets necessary for admission to college and professional programs in the health professions.

Q. Are my donations to the Foundation tax deductible?

A. Your gift(s) are deductible as specified in IRS regulations. The J.W. Vines Medical Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Q. What types of activities are the students involved in?

A. The Foundation’s mentoring and outreach programs provide a forum and safe haven for dozens of students who in some cases, come from severely dysfunctional home environments. Students are invited to attend Medical Society meetings, participate in workshops, mentoring, internships, medical mission trips, peer discussions and fundraising events.

Q. How does the Foundation provide financial assistance to students?

A. The Foundation offers paid summer internships as well as financial assistance to students taking the MCAT and GRE prep courses, supplemental air and ground transportation for students traveling to professional school interviews. In addition, the Foundation has provided funding to disadvantaged students in need of apparel/personal items in preparation for academic and employment interviews.

Q. Where can I mail a check?

A.Mail a check to:

J.W. Vines Medical Foundation, Inc.
1550 E Washington St #101
Colton CA, 92324

Make your check payable to the J.W. Vines Medical Foundation, Inc.

CONTACT US

Mailing Address

1550 E Washington St Ste 101, Colton, CA 92324

Call Us – 951-888-0611

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