The Shared Coin Tradition celebrates individuals living DePaul's Vincentian Mission.  Find out more about the program throughout this site.

Learn about the history and story of the Shared Coin Tradition here.

Read stories stories of the Shared Coin  here.

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The Shared Coin Tradition was started in celebration of DePaul University’s 125th anniversary and will launch on Foundation Day 2023. Students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in this new tradition.

It is our hope that the Shared Coin will become an annual tradition on Foundation Day, January 25, with a new coin released each year. Any DePaul student, faculty or staff member can go to one of our distribution locations and pick up coins to share with a person or several people they witness living DePaul’s mission.

Coin recipients may elect to keep it or may choose to pass it on when they see someone else living the mission in a meaningful way.

This is a special way to tell someone else, “I see you! I see DePaul’s mission and the Vincentian spirit within you. That light is radiating out to me. Thank you. I think it is important that I acknowledge you.”

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