About The Foundation

The Alvah & Doris Veit Foundation is a New Jersey, Nonprofit corporation functioning as a Charitable Foundation based in Merchantville, NJ. The Foundation was established in 2011 through the generosity of Doris S. Veit formerly of Camden, NJ.

The Foundation’s mission is two-fold. First, to provide Academic Grants to graduates of Camden, NJ High Schools who are entering college in pursuit of an Engineering degree. The second purpose is to provide Grants for Christian Evangelical Missions [501- (c)(3)] that are actively sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Alvah and Doris Veit were born of working class parents and grew up in Camden, NJ during the 1920s and ‘30s. They met at a church social while Al was in the Army during WWII. He served as an X-Ray technician in Europe and North Africa. They married after the War and eventually moved to Cherry Hill, NJ.

Upon graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, Doris went to work for the Camden Trust Co. as a secretary.She spent her entire career there as the Bank went through many mergers. Al was a graduate of Camden High School. After returning from the War he began to attend evening college. It took him twelve years to earn his degree in engineering. He spent his entire working career as an engineer.

Al died in 2008 and Doris in 2012. Having no children or any close relatives that needed financial assistance, Doris determined that as part of her estate planning she wanted to establish a Foundation based upon their passions. In memory of Al, she wanted to see that other students growing up and graduating in Camden, especially under today’s circumstances, might have an opportunity to obtain a college degree in Engineering. Doris also had a desire to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ spread both near and especially to unreached places.

Their two passions form the basis for the purpose statement for the Veit Foundation. The Veit Foundation remembers two special people who, though they had no children of their own, wanted to bless and enrich the lives of people, near and abroad with the resources with which God had provided them.