St. Vincent St. Mary High School Thrive & Drive


St. Vincent-St. Mary High School has their very first VanDevere Thrive & Drive Winner. Congratulations to Kimberly Simpson-Kee on being this year’s winner of the brand new 2024 Kia Forte! The luck of the Irish was on her side from the purchase of her $10 raffle ticket. This was an extra special raffle, since all the VanDevere men, that currently work at all store locations, are all STVM alumni! They loved the opportunity to support not only the Akron youth but their old stomping grounds.

After speaking with Kimberly about her win, this is what she had to say, “We were totally surprised when we found out we won! You never expect to win these types of things.” After the initial shock wore off, Kimberly had to figure out what she is going to do with the new vehicle. Luckily, she has two sons that are current students at STVM that could use their own car. Alex is a current Freshman and Evan is a sophomore who recently started driving last year. “He has been driving my car so when he found out we won, he was thrilled!” says Kimberly. Another congrats are in order for both of Kimberly’s sons for having their ever first vehicle! We are so happy that VanDevere was able to help and bring joy to the family.

The raffle was a great success. St. Vincent-St.Mary High School was able to raise a total of $43,164.53! They also sold almost 6,000 raffle tickets. Great work STVM students, staff, family and friends. None of this would be possible without all of your hard work and dedication. The money raised will be helping 29 STVM programs and the school as a whole. We could not be more thrilled about working with them this year and looking forward continuing to support such a great school!