On this Giving Tuesday we just want to say thank you for continuing to support us as we keep Vicki’s legacy going. When you donate to VSMF, shop in our ETSY store or run in the Vicki Soto 5K you help us continue to do the following:

The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship; awarded annually to local and national students pursuing a college degree in the field of education

Miss Soto Literacy Legacy Project; book donations every academic year to support K-6 schools, classrooms and teachers

Substantial financial support to Stratford Board of Education to bridge the gap in literacy funding

Funding of Stratford K-2 after school tutoring programs

Funding of Stratford Library programing for the arts, music, theater and creative classes

Mentor texts that promote anti-bullying and support acceptance, kindness and self-worth

Town-wide literacy and library efforts

Funding of individual local teachers “donors choose” projects that public education budgets cannot support

Book drives and the creation of classroom libraries

Financial sponsorship of academically gifted students in summer learning experiences

Support of other nonprofit educational organizations that promote education

The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund Inc. is an official 501c(3) public charity organization. Thank you for your continued support!


Ana Grace Project Upcoming Events

The Marquez-Greene family has become our great friends and they need your help! They aim to promote love, community and connection for every child and family. They support us at the VS5K and we want to support them with two of their upcoming events. Click the links below for more details. We hope to see you all there!

Skating Party for Ana, December 4, 2016


Love Win’s Concert, December 10, 2016



Black Friday Shopping? Shop Team Vicki!

Want to go shopping today but don’t want to fight the crowds? We have the perfect solution for you! Check out our ETSY shop! All the proceeds help us continue Vicki’s legacy with scholarships, literacy programs and everything else we do to support our community.



Support VSMF With Amazon Smile

Don’t forget when you shop on Amazon to use smile.amazon.com and you can support the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund!

Here is the direct link to shop and support VSMF: smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1619352

Happy Shopping!


2017 VSMF Calender

The 2017 calendars are now available on our ETSY shop! All original photographs are by Jay Gorzalany Photography. All proceeds raised by the calendar go to support VSMF. They make great holiday gifts! Don’t delay, order yours today!

Order here: 2017 VSMF Flamingo Calender



2016 Race Results & Race Pictures

2016 Race Results

2016 Finish Line Photos

2016 Race Day Pictures

2016 View From Above



Thank you to everyone who came out today to make the Fourth Annual Vicki Soto 5K a huge success! For the first time ever, we had over 3,500 registered runners! It was amazing seeing everyone cross that finish line! Thank you SO MUCH for all of your ongoing support!

A Record 3,500 Live, Laugh, Run At Vicki Soto 5K In Stratford – Stratford Star, 11/5/2016

4th Annual Vicki Soto 5K held in Stratford – WTNH News 8, 11/5/2016

SEEN: Vicki Soto 5k 2016 – CT Post, 11/5/2016



Flood Middle School Team

We love getting messages like this! Thank you Flood Middle School for running with us! Thanks to everyone who formed a team and came out to support! See you all next year!


Thank You Educators!!

We gave out over 700 sashes to educators at this years 5k. We wanted to  honor all the hard work that teachers and educators do. Tomorrow, we  encourage everyone to thank an educator in your life. This one small act of kindness can create a ripple effect spreading love. Thank you for ALL that you do!


#VickiSoto5k #TeamVickiSoto

We love seeing your pictures from the 5k! Keep posting them using the hashtags: #vickisoto5k #teamvickisoto