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Opening Comments
From the Principal
During a recent trip to my ancestral
home, Ireland, I visited St. Patrick’s
Church in Glenbrohane where my
great grandparents were married.
This simple country church overlooks a sweeping vista of rolling
hills, dotted with sheep and cows belonging to the local farmers. My
cousin, Mike Tobin, whispered to me during Mass, “That chalice was
the one used at your great grandmother’s wedding. The church has
only one, and I am sure that was the one used.”
I was distracted during Mass thinking about where John Buckley stood as he watched Ellen Tobin
walk down the aisle. How did they meet? What walks did they walk? What dreams did they have for
the future? Did they envision what their own life would become — immigrating to America, their
future home in Philadelphia? Probably not. What John and Ellen saw was a loom inviting them to
weave the fabric of their lives together into a tapestry they would never see completed. And that is the
story for all of our ancestors — they weave, they make their contribution, and then they turn it over to
successive generations.
Catherine McAuley had the same experience. She never intended to start a religious congregation.
She was advised, however, that if she wanted her work to have longevity, she needed to turn her House
of Mercy into a convent. Although she opened many convents with schools and safe houses, she did
not live long enough to see the tapestry of Mercy life in the United States. Patricia Waldron, an Irish
immigrant, came to Philadelphia in 1861, 20 years after Catherine died. Those beginning years for
Sister Patricia were difficult — the young community lived simply on meager offerings from generous
neighbors. They suffered through the cholera and flu epidemics; funds were scarce. They endured. They
too took single strands and wove the tapestry. Now it is our turn to continue that work.
Today, Merion Mercy students take to heart the Mercy mission mandate “To live mercy, seek
justice.” As you will read in this edition of Mater Matters, they travel throughout the United States
living out the mission of Mercy, particularly in service to the poor. Like the rest of us, they will not
know how the tapestry turns out, yet they are willing to weave together.
The success of the 2011-12 MMAnnual Fund is a clear example of the unity and dedication of the
Merion Mercy family. I am pleased to share with you some of these highlights: this year, we raised
$550,284. We achieved increased dollars and stronger donor participation on every level. Our annual
fund revenue is up over $100,000 from last year. We showed strong growth in parent participation,
alumnae support, and EITC donations. On behalf of all of us at Merion Mercy Academy, thank you
for your generosity. You have strengthened the fabric of our lives today, as well as our commitment to
live out the mission of Catherine McAuley for the generations to come.
Sister Barbara Buckley ’72
Principal
In This Issue
Fall 2012 magazine
Principal
Sister Barbara Buckley ’72
Vice President
of Development
Maureen McKeegan Cullen ’61
Magazine Staff
Editor
Kristina Stanton Cawley ’90
Editorial Staff
Linda Miele Benton ’75
Alison Dufner
Agnes Shields Finigan ’72
Jessica Hearn ’02
Patricia McAleer
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Marks its 20th Year
By: Kristina Stanton Cawley ’90
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Opening Comments
Inside front cover :: From the Principal
Campus News
06::Athletic News
ALUMNAE NEWS
16::Class Notes
19::In Memoriam
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In 2012, Mercy Volunteer
Program (MVP) participants
went to St. Michael’s in
Arizona, Queen of All Saints
Church in Kentucky, Bethlehem
Farm in West Virginia, and
the Center for Faith Justice
in New Jersey. Months before
departing, students prepared
for these huge undertakings
with enthusiasm and sincerity.
L. to r. MVP seniors Emilee
Faillace, Shelsy Tity, Melissa
DeLeon, and Alexandra Fanto
with MVP Coordinator Ms.
Kimberly Baxter.
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2012 Student Address
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our years ago, 511 Montgomery Avenue was only an
address to most of us. The word “mercy” was a mere
thought or a pleasant idea, and the girls’ names of the
class of 2012 were practically unfamiliar. However, those things
have changed because we have changed. 511 Montgomery
Avenue is more than an address to our school — it is now our
second home. Whenever we speak or hear the word “mercy,”
we know that it is not just written on our class rings, but it is
also written on our hearts. Each of the girls’ names in the class
of 2012 is more than just a name now: we are sisters. We have
Merion Mercy Academy to thank for these uplifting changes in
our lives.
Each year at Merion has brought memories and growth
that will be with us forever. Freshman year stands out for the
introduction to table fries, the embarrassing pictures taken on
the first day of school, and learning the swing of things as we
piled on the books for homework each night. With sophomore
year came the arduous yet fulfilling task of the research paper,
and much better Weenie Roast skits as everyone tried to make
up for their freshman year performances. Junior year brought
us together for the traditional Carol Night before Christmas,
Mercy Volunteer Programs across the country, and our Ring
Mass, where we received our blessed class rings that will help us
represent the mercy we have embraced here at this wonderful
academy. Finally, senior year brought senior sleepover, prom,
and the thrilling news of college acceptances. But our total
experience might best be described by the words of Catherine
McAuley: “Indeed, love is the only measure of a life well lived.”
Our life here at MMA has been measured by the love felt and
exchanged among us. From the wild dance parties in the
Lana Sikahema gave the Student Address at this year's Commencement.
L. to r. Laura Stephens, Lana Sikahema, Vai Sikahema, Keala Sikahema, and
Gemmika Champion celebrate this special occasion.
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1. Erin Murphy, Shannon Saldutti, and Amanda Alvarez. 2. Elise Nowak with proud parents Denise and Gregory. 3. Graduates recognized for their
commitment to values of Mercy through distinguished awards. L. to r. Tender Courage Award recipient Jacqueline Fioravanti, Service Award recipient
Julia Gallagher, Loyalty Award recipient Moira Pannepacker, and Heart of Mercy Award recipient Emily Buongiorno. 4. Haley Rooney 5. Four senior
graderoom moderators are also mothers of MMA alumnae. L. to r. Alumnae moms Lori Zeller Lesutis ’75, Colleen Mooney Gallagher ’83, Maria Lynch,
and Anne Foley pose with Mrs. Gallagher’s daughter Kathleen Gallagher on graduation day. 6. Chair of the Board of Trustees Mrs. Marianne Grace
congratulates Stephanie Furlong.
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Commencement 2012
Commencement Highlights
Members of the Class of 2012 have received 510 letters
of acceptance from 149 colleges. They have also earned
268 merit scholarships totaling $10,854,190.
Academic Accolades
The Excellence
Medal for the
Highest Cumulative
Achievement:
The Excellence
Medal for the Highest
Achievement in the
study of Mathematics:
The Excellence
Medal for the Highest
Achievement in the
study of Theology:
Stephanie Furlong
Stephanie Furlong
Stephanie Furlong
The Excellence
Medal for the Highest
Achievement in the
study of Art:
Leila Nation Melendez
Honorable Mention:
Monica O’Hara
The Excellence
Medal for the Highest
Achievement in the
study of English:
Christina Schweingruber
The Sister Elizabeth
Carroll Award for the
Highest Achievement
in the study of French:
Honorable Mention:
YoonJi (Kelly) Lee
The Excellence
Medal for the Highest
Achievement in the
study of Music:
Kaitlin Peck
Honorable Mention:
Stephanie
Schallenhammer
The Excellence
Medal for the Highest
Achievement in the
study of Science:
Stephanie Furlong
Honorable Mention:
Elizabeth Manning
Kerry Candeloro
Honorable Mention:
Caitlyn Ibrahim
The Excellence
Medal for the Highest
Achievement in the
study of Latin:
Megan Zak
Honorable Mention:
Anna DeFeo
The Excellence
Medal for the Highest
Achievement in
the study of Social
Studies:
Stephanie Furlong
Honorable Mention:
Katrina Keating
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Kerry Candeloro
Stephanie Furlong
Katrina Keating
Elizabeth Manning
The following
students have
achieved a general
average of 4.0 or
higher in each of four
consecutive years:
Monica Buccieri
Kerry Candeloro
Anna DeFeo
Stephanie Furlong
Elizabeth Manning
Kellie McClatchy
The Excellence
Medal for the Highest
Achievement in the
study of Spanish:
Stephanie Furlong
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In recognition of
their academic
excellence, students
in the top 3% of the
class at the end of the
first semester were
recognized at the
Honors Convocation
of the Archdiocese
of Philadelphia. The
students representing
Merion Mercy
Academy this
year were:
Stephanie
Schallenhammer
Sharisse Sutherland
Megan Zak
2012 Student Address (continued)
cafeteria to the touching moments on Kairos,
we finally mastered how to balance our
academics with our many extracurricular
activities, and through this process we
have become a close-knit family. With our
passionate school spirit, we encouraged
and congratulated each other as we brought
home trophies and awards for athletics, the
arts, and academics. We came together to
support our classmate Jacqueline Fioravanti
by participating in walks, visiting her, and
selling items in the school store for her
cause. Each year, our schedules grew a
little more hectic, and the work a little more
difficult; yet the laughs grew ever louder,
and the friendships ever tighter.
With Merion as our second home for these
past few years, leaving it, although exciting,
seems slightly unnatural. “College” has
always been an immense, looming entity. We
hear the horror stories: picking out an outfit
every day, wearing makeup, and the troubling
reality of actually going to school with boys.
But in the face of uncertainty, remember that
Merion is always here. We may feel anxious
about leaving our families and homes for
the first time, but we are ready. Merion has
imbued us with the Mercy Core Values — yes,
they are more than just words on the backs of
our planners. Through these past four years,
the Mercy Core Values have come to life as
this sisterhood has shown compassion, love,
and understanding to others.
Merion Mercy is a part of who we are,
and we will be bringing it with us not only
to college, but also throughout our lives. We
have both the academic and the spiritual
tools we need to succeed and now it is up to
us to put them into action. It is through our
will to “live mercy” that Merion will shine
through us as we seek to lead our lives in
ways that will remind us of the love we have
felt at MMA.
Commencement 2012
college decisions
The college listed is the college of choice.
Amanda Alvarez
Boston University
Kathleen Gallagher
University of Pittsburgh
Emily Lunardi
Gettysburg College
Audriana Rossano
Fairfield University
Kalen Backe
Catholic University of America
Nicole Giletto
George Washington University
Shannon Magee
Wake Forest University
Grace Rothrock
Franklin And Marshall College
Katherine Barton
Fordham University
Sarah Gloninger
University of Pittsburgh
Allison Mangan
Manhattan College
Suzanne Sabia
University of Alabama
Christina Bouikidis
University of the Sciences
Kelly Gregitis
Loyola University Maryland
Elizabeth Manning
Boston College
Clare Brabson
Boston University
Jennifer Grugan
Ursinus College
Sarah Marley
Fitchburg State University
Shannon Saldutti
Widener University
Monica Buccieri
University of Delaware
Caili Guilday
Stetson University
Gabrielle Mazza
University of the Sciences
Emily Buongiorno
Georgetown University
Julia Hall
Penn. Academy of the Fine Arts
Kellie McClatchy
Clemson University
Siobhan Callahan
Villanova University
Maeve Haney
Loyola University Maryland
Cristina McCormack
University of Pittsburgh
Kerry Candeloro
New York University
Reina Hardee
Pennsylvania State University
Alora McDonnell
University of the Sciences
Avery Carter
Ursinus College
Jennifer Heinerichs
Quinnipiac University
Maura McGinn
Pennsylvania State University
Gemmika Champion
Howard University
Emily Hock
University of Missouri, Columbia
Bernadette McShane
Saint Joseph’s University
Aaliyah Chisholm
West Chester University
Emily Hughes
Loyola University Maryland
Leila Melendez
Goucher College
Grace Ann Crenny
Villanova University
Caitlyn Ibrahim
University of Pennsylvania
Bridget Merenda
University of Pittsburgh
Jonisa-Niani Davis
Temple University
Elisabeth Jensen
University of California at L.A.
Mary Monaco
Saint Louis University
Anna DeFeo
King’s College London
Maya Johnson
Temple University
Delia Moran
Pennsylvania State University
Holly Dennis
Carnegie Mellon University
Moira Kaiser
Temple University
Erin Murphy
Muhlenberg College
Kellye Sucher
Eckerd College
Felicia DeRita
West Chester University
Julia Kane
University of Delaware
Amber Neher
West Chester University
Alexandra Sullivan
University of Pittsburgh
Alexandra DiFabio
Drexel University
Katrina Keating
Georgetown University
Mary Neugebauer
Millersville University
Shannon Dixon
Hofstra University
Brighid Kelly
Temple University
Elise Nowak
Georgian Court University
Bridget Sutcliffe
Montgomery Community
College
Jessica Donofrio
Drexel University
Caroline Kelly
Middlebury College
Gemma Ochman
University of Alabama
Kelsey Dougherty
West Chester University
Megan Ketchell
Providence College
Grace O’Connor
Gettysburg College
Colleen Downey
Syracuse University
Hye In Kim
University of Washington
Monica O’Hara
Drexel University
Erin Dunne
University of Delaware
Kate Knebles
Temple University
Moira Pannepacker
Loyola University Maryland
Colleen Eldon
La Salle University
Grace Kulsik
Temple University
Kaitlin Peck
Temple University
Kaitlyn Ferguson
University of Delaware
Jillian Kupcha
Fordham University
Santina Pescatore
Temple University
Carolyn Finnegan
West Chester University
Megan Kurtz
Boston University
Mary Catherine Pierson
Skidmore College
Jacqueline Fioravanti
Saint Joseph’s University
Colleen Lake
Pennsylvania State University
Brianna Protesto
Manhattan College
Kathryn Welliver
Pennsylvania State University
Maura Fortino
Capital University
Mary Lastowka
Catholic University of America
Madeline Ratfield
Saint Joseph’s University
Courtney Whelan
Catholic University of America
Stephanie Furlong
Georgetown University
YoonJi Lee
Harvey Mudd College
Taylor Regester
Roger Williams University
Nellie Willcox
University of Scranton
Julia Gallagher
Tulane University
Courtney Lewis
University of Florida
Haley Rooney
West Chester University
Megan Zak
Temple University
NoГ«l Saraceno
University of Pittsburgh
Stephanie Schallenhammer
Saint Joseph’s University
Christina Schweingruber
Drexel University
Michaela Shea
Catholic University of America
Samantha Siegfried
Dickinson College
Lana Sikahema
Brigham Young University
Jacqueline Spross
La Salle University
Brigid Squilla
New York University
Laura Stephens
University of Pittsburgh
Jaclyn Stumm
Pennsylvania State University
Sharisse Sutherland
University of Pennsylvania
Marcelene Sutter
George Washington University
Melissa Teixeira
Saint Joseph’s University
Caroline Theveny
York College
Emily Toal
Louisiana State University
Jacqueline Uveges
Elon University
Shianen Watson
St. John’s University - Queens
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Dedication
“The simplest and most
practical lesson I know… is
to resolve to be good today,
but better tomorrow.”
- Catherine McAuley
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MMA students athletes show how
dedication to excellence
is a year-round effort.
Courtney Devine ’13
Field Hockey
In 2009, Courtney was selected for
MMA’s varsity field hockey team as
Courtney has achieved many goals
through her hard work, discipline,
and perseverance. She will play for
Villanova University in fall 2013.
a freshman and earned MMA Rookie
of the Year. Her skills and leadership
grew from there and this year she will
serve as varsity field hockey captain
and varsity lacrosse captain. When
not playing for Merion, she plays for
the Mystx Field Hockey Club. During
the summer, Courtney attends college
field hockey camps, travels for national
tournaments, and coaches local grade
school camps.
Meghan Donahue ’14
Golf
Meghan has been working on her
golf swing since she was six years
old. She plays for MMA’s golf team
and represented MMA at the Catholic
League Golf Districts. She also plays
at Rolling Green Golf Club, where she
is currently the female Junior Golf
Program Champion.
advice to “strive for your dreams and
work hard even when others have
no faith in you.” She has taken these
words to heart and plays almost every
day. She continues to work on her
swing and hopes it will earn her a golf
scholarship for a Division I college.
Mary Grace Zeller ’13
Soccer
Mary Grace participates in spring
and winter soccer for MMA and
plays on a competitive club team
throughout the year. She attends a
soccer summer camp at Villanova
University and works out through
running, swimming, and weightlifting.
Mary Grace Zeller ’13
Meghan Donahue ’14
Courtney Devine ’13
She once met Sean Foley, swing
coach of Tiger Woods, Hunter Mahan,
and Justin Rose. Meghan recalls his
Mary Grace challenges herself to
improve on a particular skill every
time she goes on the field. She has
learned the importance of joining
new teams with a mindset “to learn
about the coach’s view of the game
and how the teammates play on the
field.” Mary Grace says “one of the
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most important lessons I have learned
is that playing any sport should not
be done for the benefit of impressing
someone or… fulfilling someone
else’s dreams; it should be for the
benefit of pure pleasure.” Mary Grace
looks forward to playing soccer her
senior year at Merion and is deciding
between universities at this time.
Julianne D’Orazio ’13
Lacrosse
Julianne plays basketball and
lacrosse for Merion Mercy. Her main
sport is lacrosse which she dedicates
herself to year-round through clinics,
winter indoor league, summer
tournaments, college camps, and
playing on the Phantastix Lacrosse
Club. With all her commitments,
Julianne has learned determination,
discipline, and time management.
She enjoys “learning to work with
all different types of people and
the opportunity to make lifelong
friendships with your teammates.”
Julianne D’Orazio ’13
Julianne’s skills were recognized in
2012 with various awards and honors
such as US Lacrosse All-Academic
Team, First Team US Lacrosse
All-American, First Team All-Main
Line, and Catholic Academy League
All-Star. Julianne has helped to
make MMA the Catholic Academies
champions in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
After graduating Merion, she
will play Division I lacrosse for
Lehigh University.
Senior Awards from 2012:
MVPs
Basketball Team
Samantha Siegfried ’12
Swim Team
Caroline Kelly ’12
Elizabeth Manning ’12
Softball Team
Erin Russell ’12
Lacrosse Team
Grace O’Connor ’12
Track Team
Brianna Protesto ’12
Crew Team
Emily Buongiorno ’12
Elisabeth Jensen ’12
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Selected by the National
Field Hockey Coaches
Association As an
Academic All American:
Katrina Keating ’12
GOLDEN BEAR SPIRIT
AWARD
Emily Hock ’12
Julia Kane ’12
Colleen Downey ’12
Julia Gallagher ’12
DEDICATION
Caroline Kelly ’12
Courtney Whelan ’12
Delia Moran ’12
Madeline Ratfield ’12
MMA COACHES AWARD
Katrina Keating ’12
Grace O’Connor ’12
Samantha Siegfried ’12
Monica O’Hara ’12
Brianna Protesto ’12
TRIANGLE CLUB AWARD
Emily Buongiorno ’12
CHRISTIAN ATHLETE AWARD
Erin Murphy ’12
SCHOLAR ATHLETE
Katrina Keating ’12
Elizabeth Manning ’12
MMA VARSITY
ATHLETE AWARD
Kalen Backe ’12 – Volleyball
Caroline Kelly ’12 – Swimming
Elizabeth Manning ’12 –
Swimming
Katrina Keating ’12 –
Field Hockey
Erin Dunne ’12 – Crew
Bernadette McShane ’12 –
Field Hockey & Lacrosse
Monica O’Hara ’12 –
Field Hockey & Lacrosse
SENIOR ATHLETE AWARD
Emily Buongiorno ’12
Elisabeth Jensen ’12
MMA Athletic news
A Year of Headway
Merion Mercy Academy held a gathering to celebrate a successful crew season and to send off the crew team members heading to the Henley Women’s
Regatta. The rowers from the V4 boat pose in their Henley formal wear with their coach at the send off. L. to r. Giovanna Crozier-Fitzgerald ’13, Sarah
Klippel ’14, Maggie DeVlieger ’13, Elisabeth Jensen ’12, Emily Buongiorno ’12, Margaret Collington ’15, and Coach Michael Brown. In addition to the
excitement of returning to the Thames to defend last year’s win, every grade (9-12) at MMA was represented in the boat race!
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erion's crew team had another historic season, winning
Stotesbury gold for the first time since the full sweep
program began in 2005 (and then winning it twice!), adding
a second straight Scholastic Nationals championship, getting
three boats to the finals of Nationals, and reaching the finals
of the prestigious Henley Women's Regatta in England.
The Stotesbury Regatta, held on the Schuylkill each spring,
is the country's largest high school regatta and Merion has
been a strong presence in recent years, winning medals and
reaching finals. The only Stotesbury threshold left to cross
was to break through and take gold. It was MMA's Freshman
8 that broke through first, winning the closest Stotesbury
final in recent memory, a true photo finish over Winter Park
of Florida. The official margin was 3/100ths of a second, in a
race that took 4 minutes and 59 seconds!
The win capped a big year for Merion's freshmen and novices,
which included a rare double at the City Championships,
with MMA's Freshman 8 and Novice 8 both taking gold. The
Freshman 8 finished off the spring with the best Scholastic
Nationals finish by a freshman boat in school history, taking
silver, less than a second behind New Trier of Ilinois.
At Stotesbury, MMA's Junior Varsity 8 reached the final, then
the Varsity 4 won gold, defeating Mainland of New Jersey.
A week later, the Varsity 4 doubled up, winning the national
title, again over Mainland. MMA's Second Eight also reached
the national final. This marked the first time three Merion
boats had reached national finals.
Merion returned to England to defend its title at the Henley
Women's Regatta. Facing crazy winds and currents and fierce
opposition, Merion won its semifinal by less than a second
over the top boat in England, Lady Eleanor Holles. MMA then
lost the final by a half a boat length to undefeated Aberdeen
School of Scotland. An unforgettable trip capping another
great season.
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Alexandra Ondik '08 becomes acquainted with a new friend on a MVP trip to Peru.
Mercy Volunteer Program
Marks its 20th Year
By: Kristina Stanton Cawley ’90
Merion Mercy girls from any graduating class know that September 24 is a day of celebration for the
MMA community. On that date in 1827, in Dublin, Ireland, Catherine McAuley opened the House of
Mercy to provide a school for poor children, a shelter for girls coming from the farms to find work,
and a place where girls could learn a trade and sell their goods. She also distributed food, clothing,
and coal to the sick and the starving. These works became the hallmark of the Mercy charism.
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ast forward 165 years to Mercy
Day in 1992 at MMA. Making
the walk from the auditorium
back to the school building, faculty
members Ms. Kimberly Baxter and Mrs.
Rosemary Vieira began developing
the Mercy Volunteer Program (MVP).
They had left a Mercy Day Assembly
featuring Mr. Martin Farrell. (Mr. Farrell
currently serves as the Vice President
for Development and Alumni Relations
at Saint Joseph’s University and a
Waldron Mercy Academy trustee). At
the time, Mr. Farrell had come to MMA
to share his experiences as a Mercy
Volunteer Corp volunteer, highlighting
his work at St. Michael’s Mission in
Arizona. His talk mentioned the many
chances to serve others that extended
beyond the Delaware Valley. Ms. Baxter
and Mrs. Vieira immediately felt the
impact of Mr. Farrell’s message. They
knew more service opportunities would
further illuminate the core values of
the school. That realization and the
prospect of involving students in the
kind of outreach that Catherine had
modeled compelled them to start MVP.
“We established the MVP program
to provide educational and service
opportunities for students the summer
before their senior year,” explained
Ms. Baxter. “In the 20 years of its
existence, we have traveled to domestic
and international sites, working in
collaboration with community partners
and in solidarity with people of diverse
culture, especially those who are
materially poor.”
In the past two decades, MVP visited
far-off places, such as Kentucky, West
Virginia, Arizona, Peru, and Mexico, and
closer sites in Camden and Trenton.
“The works we do in the various
programs during the summer have
broad range. MVP volunteers build,
The first MVP trip to Kentucky in 1993 included front l. to r. Mrs. Rosemary Vieira, Annamaria
DiGiacomo ’94, Tara Keohane Scherf ’94, and Julie Owsik Ackerman ’94. Back l. to r. Tara Echelmeier
Dolan ’94, Bronwyn Reichert Kenefick ’94, and Ms. Kimberly Baxter.
paint homes, garden, serve dinners
at homeless shelters, lead vacation
Bible school, and take on a variety of
assignments given to us by the point
person at each site,” said Ms. Baxter. The
MMA student and faculty volunteers live
in community for an extended period
of time and are called to spirit-filled
reflection that encourages them to grow
in their role as women of Mercy.
“Our first MVP trip was to Campton,
Kentucky where we joined Sister Mimi
Connor, RSM to teach Vacation Bible
School,” shared Ms. Baxter. Over the
next several years of the program,
missioners traveled to a total of three
different Catholic churches in Kentucky,
connected by the same pastor, to teach
Bible school and complete various
outreach projects in the community.
“What has been most distinctive about
our 20 years of service in Kentucky
has been experiencing the unique
Appalachian culture and witnessing the
importance of family expressed by the
children,” added Ms. Baxter.
From this program’s inception,
students have enthusiastically
embraced the diverse service
opportunities and have recognized
the ways in which they connect to
curriculum. “We take a course called
Social Justice in junior year. In that
class we learn about social wrongs and
poverty, but we also discuss interesting
elements of the different cultures and
ways to make an impact in our world,”
said Martha Zeller ’13. “When the
chance to go to Arizona presented itself,
I felt as if I could apply what I learned in
class to a real situation and broaden my
world view.”
Faculty member Mrs. Maureen
Meacham added, “In MMA Theology
classes, the teachers stress that our
Catholicism is part of our students’
everyday lives. We encourage the girls to
see the care of others and all of creation
as part of our Baptismal promises to
serve God and others. When I have
worked with the juniors in MVP at
Camden, I have been amazed at their
level of reflection about the Social
Justice issues facing us as Christians in
the 21st century.” She concluded, “Our
prayer as teachers and moderators is that
service becomes a lifestyle and deepens
the students’ relationship with God.”
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Mercy Volunteer Program Marks its 20th Year
“We established the MVP program to provide
educational and service opportunities for students
the summer before their senior year.”
Undoubtedly, many MVP alumnae
view their service experiences as
both life-changing and enriching. The
values of MVP are often brought to
the next phase of their life’s journey.
“(While participating in MVP) I
taught vacation bible school to second
graders,” explained Kathryn Valosky ’08.
“I was so inspired by these children
from the minute we met them because,
despite our diverse backgrounds, they
immediately accepted me and showed
me love and friendship. Suddenly, I felt
that I deeply knew what it meant to see
God in people as I discovered the power
of the human connection. Ever since that
summer, I have sought to give the same
love and care that my children gave to
me to others by forming genuine, lifegiving relationships in the spirit of the
quote on the back of our MVP t-shirts:
�If you have come to help me, then you
are wasting your time. But if you have
come because your liberation is bound
up with mine, then let us work together.’
In this way, my MVP experience has very
much shaped the path I took at Villanova
and in my future career.” Miss Valosky
continued, “During college I was heavily
involved in campus ministry, service, and
peace and justice activities and because
I wanted to grow in my understanding
of social justice. To continue this path, I
will embark on a year of post-graduate
volunteering with the Jesuit Volunteer
Corps because ultimately MVP and
MMA’s other outreach programs planted
the seed for my passion for people and
for my desire to live a life of service.”
MVP alumnae repeatedly report
that the summer trips spurred future
outreach work; these influences motivate
participants in a variety of ways. “By the
summer of 2008, Merion had already
instilled in me the concept of civil
equity, but, until my MVP trip, I had not
comprehended that to fully �live mercy
and seek justice’ we must include the
environment. It is no coincidence that
now, the summer preceding my senior
year at the University of San Diego, I
find myself living and studying on an
organic farm in Hawaii,” said Miss
Kaitlin Soper ’09. “My MVP experience
continues to influence my life choices,
from everyday decisions to long-term
career planning. Upon graduating, I will
be commissioned as an officer in the
Navy through the ROTC program as a
hopeful helicopter pilot with an interest
in the development of biofuels. Following
my commitment, I aspire to start a farm
of my own while developing edible
schoolyard and community gardens
throughout low-income areas. No matter
where my branches cultivate as I strive
to grow change, I will always know that
my roots began with my MVP trip to
Bethlehem Farm in West Virginia.”
Our Name is Mercy By: Kimberly Baxter, MVP Coordinator
“We can do no great things, only small things with
great love.” This sentiment from Mother Teresa has been
the spirit of the Mercy Volunteer Program and it is with profound
humility and heartfelt appreciation that I express my thankfulness to
the countless people that I have been privileged to partner with over
these 20 years.
I would like to thank all of the MMA students who have
accepted the call to serve people of varied circumstances,
communities, and cultures. It has been true joy to witness
the continuance of that commitment by so many as they have
progressed into their adult lives.
Much appreciation also goes to Sister Regina Ward, RSM and
Sister Barbara Buckley, RSM for their encouragement and support
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of the Mercy Volunteer Program. Their espousal continues to make
all of this possible.
A sincere debt of gratitude is owed to the dozens of MMA
faculty, staff, families, and alumnae who have been integral to the
success and excellence of this program. They have generously
and selflessly shared their gifts, talents, and Mercy world view
throughout these many years.
And most especially, I would like to acknowledge all of the lovely
individuals who we have been blessed to encounter through these
amazing service experiences. They have opened up their hearts
and souls to us. We have been touched by their generosity of spirit
and we will never be the same.
In the words of our foundress, Catherine McAuley, “Our name
is MERCY. Our spirit is COMPASSION.”
The adult chaperones that go with
the students share equally enthusiastic
sentiments. Over the years, dozens
of MMA faculty and staff members
generously have given their time and
talent to participate in these trips. “The
chaperones and supporters have been
absolutely integral to the success of
MVP. Their incredible spirit of service
and commitment to the Mercy charism
has been a source of inspiration for
the students with whom they partner.
They have offered so many gifts that
have furthered the excellence of this
program,” confided Ms. Baxter. For
instance, former faculty member Tara
Echelmeier Dolan ’94 not only went on
the first MVP trip to Kentucky when
she was a student, but, upon returning
to MMA as a teacher, she led the first
MVP trip abroad. “We selected Oaxaca,
Mexico as our destination for that
first trip,” shared Mrs. Dolan. “I had
chaperoned a trip to Oaxaca for college
students the year before, and I had such
an incredible experience there with
the Maryknoll Sisters and Lay Women
Missioners who hosted us. I wanted
Merion girls to meet such women.
They told personal stories of working
with Archbishop Romero and sharing
friendship with the likes of Ita Ford,
Maura Clarke, Dorothy Kazel, and Jean
Donovan (all martyred) in El Salvador.
In great detail, they told us about each
of their friends in Oaxaca, the very
poor whom we'd visit every day simply
to provide a �ministry of presence’- we
went to build relationships and to break
down broad misconceptions about
those living in severe poverty. The
MMA students now had a face, a name,
a home, a story when I asked them to
reflect on Dorothy Day's quote, �Recall
the face of the poorest person you've
ever met and ask yourself if your next
Kaitlin Soper ’09 (front left) works with volunteers from other schools at Bethlehem Farm.
step will be of any use to that person.’
(On this trip) we all came to understand
far more about our shared humanity
than anything else.”
MVP strives to do many things, such
as bridging the gap between different
age groups, socio-economic groups,
and cultures. The impact the MVP
groups make in the communities they
visit for just a week is quite remarkable.
"MMA always brings a stellar group of
young women who are eager and wellprepared for the experience. They are
accompanied by excellent chaperones
from the faculty who help guide them
through the week. The MMA group
contributes positively to the communitybuilding and group dynamics of the
experience. We look forward to the
MMA group each year and hope that
our relationship continues to deepen.
In return, I know that they go home
with changed hearts," said Director of
Bethlehem Farm Eric Fitts.
Through the support of the
administration, faculty, staff, students,
alumnae, and families, MMA’s deep
desire that Catherine McAuley’s vision
for Mercy continues is what drives the
work to integrate her vision throughout
the school’s programs. As MVP
completed its 20th summer service
program, it is clear how the core values
are deep rooted into this program so
that the legacy of Catherine McAuley
continues. By reaching out and to others
and experiencing a true world view,
MVP participants are able to literally
bring the values of Mercy to extended
communities while infusing the halls of
MMA with the same values upon which
the Sisters of Mercy were founded.
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“Girls Will Be Girls,
but
Merion Girls
Will Be…”
By: Mary Catherine Carr ’13
The creativity of Megan Maguire Steele ’98 has taken her from Merion Station to New York City, from
Merion Mercy Art Major to owner of her own successful public relations agency: Maguire Steele.
After attending Christ
the King Regional School in
Haddonfield, New Jersey, Ms.
Maguire Steele chose Merion
in part because her parents
valued a Catholic, single-sex
education. Upon visiting, she
was impressed by Merion’s
range of academic and extracurricular offerings. “One of
Merion's strengths is that it
has so many opportunities
for students to be involved in a variety of activities,” says
Ms. Maguire Steele, who during her time at MMA was a
member of the soccer and track teams, stage crew, and
the Art Honor Society. Her passion for art and creativity,
fostered throughout her time at Merion, led her to pursue a
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting, as well as minors
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in business and art history, at Washington University in
St. Louis. “Washington University offered the benefits of
a full-fledged art school coupled with the context and full
resources of a university,” she says.
Following her time at Washington University, Ms.
Maguire Steele earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in
Painting at Rhode Island School of Design and collegiate
teaching certification from Brown University, where
she graduated with Honors. Ms. Maguire Steele credits
Merion’s rigorous academic preparation and training for
making the transition into collegiate life “seamless.”
Ms. Maguire Steele’s overall academic experience,
focused heavily on the arts, prepared her for her work in the
fashion industry, beginning with an internship at fashion
label Luca Luca during her time as an undergraduate at
Washington University. Following her internship, Ms.
Maguire Steele worked as a freelance PR assistant at
Luca Luca, a PR Director at Williamson, and a PR Senior
Director at Tractenberg & Co. before deciding to open
her own public relations agency, Maguire Steele, in 2008.
Her agency specializes in full service public relations and
the representation of emerging and established designer
men’s, women’s and accessories brands, prestige beauty
and grooming brands and retail and e-commerce stores.
She was motivated to launch Maguire Steele in order to
have the freedom to represent clients she wanted to work
with, saying she is “drawn to clients whose businesses are
dynamic and creative and who have the potential to grow
significantly.” Ms. Maguire Steele cites participating in the
success and growth of clients such as Billy Reid (the first
designer ever to win the Council of Fashion Designers of
America (CFDA) Vogue Fashion Fund Award, GQ Best New
Designer Award in the same year, and the recipient of the
CFDA Best Menswear Designer of the Year Award in 2012)
as an inspiration for her own business.
“One of Merion’s
strengths is that it has
so many opportunities
for students to be
involved in a variety
of activities”
Ms. Maguire Steele says the most important lesson
she learned at Merion was to be accountable at all times,
and to protect one’s reputation. Today, she carries those
lessons with her, priding herself in conducting a successful
business in an ethical manner. In addition to those lessons,
she also cherishes the friendships she made during her
time at Merion, and recently participated in the wedding
of Lauren Teti ’98, along with fellow Merion “sister”
Jessica Pepino Lesovitz ’98. Ms. Maguire Steele says the
friendships and bonds she formed at Merion were some of
the highlights of her experience.
When asked what advice she would give to MMA ladies,
past and present, Ms. Maguire Steele has this to share: “Rely
on the foundation of ethics and values that your family and
Merion have provided to guide you in your actions. Carve
out your own path whenever you can. Break the mold.”
Career and Mentoring
The first Alumnae Association Career and
Mentoring social was held at City Tap,
Philadelphia. Close to 20 alumnae enjoyed
spending time with one another while
making new connections, synergies, and
professional partnerships.
Alumnae from the Class of 2000 who took leadership
roles in the program and this gathering pose l.
to r. Annie Doyle Maloney, Clare Tracy (Alumnae
Association Career and Mentoring Officer), and
Maureen Brogan Roberts.
Beth Cooney ’99 and Kristin Cam ’98 thank
Mrs. Patricia McAleer, Director of Development
Services, for her vital role in this initiative.
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Share Your News!
Merion Mercy Academy encourages all alumnae to share news in the
Class Notes section of Mater Matters. To contribute, send your news to
[email protected] or write to: Kristina Stanton Cawley ’90,
Alumnae News, 511 Montgomery Ave., Merion Station, PA 19066.
(Class Notes may be edited for length, grammar, and content.)
The Fifties
The Nineties
Although she could not make the Alumnae
Tea, Eleanor Doughety Currie ’58 was
thinking of her MMA friends this
summer. “Greeetings from beautiful,
hot Stone Harbor! While you ladies
are sipping (at the Alumnae Tea), I will
most likely be sunning on the beach.
Thanks for the invite. A group of us
from the class of 1958 will once again
enjoy lunch together at the Windrift in
Avalon (in August). We have had it on
our calendars since March. I saw my
classmate Ellen Gowen McNeill ’58 on
the Yacht Club House Tour. It was a fun
time that included a delicious lunch and
even a gift for all tour goers. Our family
welcomed our sixth grandchild up in
Bethlehem, a little boy named Kaizen
Vaughn Currie, nicknamed Kai. We are
thrilled.”
Lauren FitzPatrick ’94 works for the
Chicago Sun-Times. She is a staff reporter
and covers the Chicago public schools.
The Sixties
Linda Kilker Sparks ’63 shared this
message with her annual fund gift,
“Looking forward to the 50th reunion
next year!”
The Eighties
Angela David Beatty ’89 resides in
Haddonfield, NJ with her husband Tom
and their three children: Ben (14),
Sam (10), and Kika (6). Angela is
currently the Continuity Director for
KYW Newsradio 1060.
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Christina Puntel ’94 was honored
as one of the School District of
Philadelphia’s Distinguished High School
Teachers. Christina teaches at Parkway
Northwest. The Philadelphia Inquirer
stated, “(Christina) began teaching
learning support at Sheppard School in
Kensington in 1998. Her practice has been
strengthened through her involvement
in Philadelphia Teachers’ Learning
Cooperation and the Philadelphia Writing
Project. She values collaboration and
seeks to teach in ways that celebrate her
students’ strengths.”
Aidan Barlow Vega ’98 is on the forefront
of the art community of Philadelphia.
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
from Saint Joseph’s University and a
Master of Arts Administration from
Drexel University. In 2009, Aidan began
working at the Barnes Foundation where
she oversees the membership program
and has increased membership from 1,000
households to 23,000. Aidan also assisted
in directing Visitor Services Operations
as the new building in Philadelphia
opened, welcoming as many people in
the first two months as was possible for
a whole year at the Merion location. She
is excited to be a part of such a historic
cultural event in Philadelphia. Aidan
reported, “I certainly trace back my love of
the arts to my time as an Art Major with
Sister Ethel at Merion. She did not just
teach us how to create art, but to always
put our projects in a broader historical
context so that we understood the
importance of what came before us.”
Elizabeth Judge Hoffman ’98 works as a
nurse and is the Director of Critical Care
at Roxborough Memorial Hospital. Her
sister, Anne Judge ’99, is also a nurse.
Anne works as the Trauma Coordinator
in the ER at Jefferson Hospital. Anne
was recently nominated for the Lauren
Ehrlich Excellence in Trauma Clinical
Nursing Award.
The 00s
Christina Bargeron ’00 enjoys a
successful career in the world of finance.
She graduated from University of
Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in
Finance in 2004. In 2010, she became a
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and
has worked for Janney Montgomery Scott
LLC in Philadelphia. Chrissy is currently
pursuing a Master’s degree in Finance
at the London School of Business. In her
class, only five students from the US were
accepted and Chrissy is the only female.
As a side note, she loved being in London
during the 2012 Olympics!
On behalf of her three MMA alumnae
daughters, Deborah Bigelow Crawford
sent a few updates. “Holly Bigelow ’00
earned her MBA from State University
of New York (SUNY) last August. Holly
purchased a home in Philadelphia in
May and is engaged to marry Scott
Lean in May 2013. Holly works at
Johnson and Johnson as a Resource
Planning Specialist. Lindsey Bigelow
Kowalski ’03 was married in September
2011 to Michael Kowalski. Lindsey
graduated from Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine as a D.O. in June
and is currently doing her residency in
Pittsburgh. Alisa Bigelow ’04 earned her
MBA from the University of Pittsburgh
in May 2012. She is currently working for
SDLC Partners, a growing IT services
firm, as its Marketing Coordinator. Lisa
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resides in Pittsburgh, but is hoping
to eventually relocate back to the
Philadelphia area.”
Samantha Ciccimaro Little ’01 married
Jeremy Little on June 15, 2012 at La
Salle High School Chapel in Wyndmoor,
Pennsylvania. Her sister, Alexis
Ciccimaro Casper '00 was the matron
of honor.
Kacy Moran Powers ’02 returned to
MMA as the alumna speaker for the
senior assembly. The Development
Office annually invites an alumna to
address the student body and faculty on
this special day. Kacy was thrilled to be
back at MMA and wrote, “Thank you for
giving me the opportunity to address the
graduating class. I was truly honored…
thank you for all of the Merion goodies.
Coffee definitely tastes better out of my
�Merion Alum’ mug.”
Elizabeth Jenkins ’03 wrote, “I recently
celebrated my event production
company's first year in business! I
partnered with a longtime colleague
to create LeapStarr Productions, where
we specialize in complete event design
and fabrication. For the past year we've
produced events for brands such as
Charity Water, Harley Davidson, Sharp
Electronics, Diageo Spirits, Dole,
American Heart Association, Vanguard,
Charmin, Sephora, Valspar and many
more! I can't thank Merion enough for
its emphasis on leadership as well as the
education the school provided. These
qualities gave me the confidence to
take a �Leap’ of faith and start my own
company!”
Amy Cedrone Cymerman ’04 married
Scott Cymerman on July 6, 2012. They
celebrated their reception at the Hyatt
Regency at Penn’s Landing. Amy’s sisters,
Aubrey Cedrone Emrich ’00 and Allyson
Cedrone ’10, served as Amy’s matron
and maid of honor, and Kara Bodison ’04
and Ellenmarie Foga Franchi ’04 served
as two of Amy’s bridesmaids. Amanda
Bennett, Kristy Constantino, Kelly
McKelvey, and Danielle Zamorano,
all members of the class of 2004, also
в—Џ Friends from the class of 2005 celebrate with Allison O'Neill Cleary.
Ritamarie Smedile, Moira Lake, and Kathryn Tracy.
celebrated with Amy and Scott that night.
Everyone had a fantastic time!
Erringer Helbling ’08 graduated from
the United States Military Academy.
The note that came with her graduation
announcement stated, “(MMA’s)
influence of high standards and
expectations helped Erringer develop
the abilities needed to achieve this
goal. Thank you for contributing to her
development and work ethic. Today she
is a strong and confident young woman
largely due to your time (and) energy…”
Amanda Mulligan ’08 graduated in
May 2012 from Saint Michael’s College
in Vermont with a major in both Media
Studies, Journalism & Digital Arts and
Theatre. Amanda was inducted into Kappa
Tau Alpha (KTA), the honor society for
journalism and mass communication
students. This select group is only open
to the top 10 percent of students (in
terms of GPA and other extraordinary
achievements) and only offered at
selected schools (Saint Michael’s chapter
is the only one nationwide housed on a
L. to r. Kathleen Lake, Molly McShane, Allison O'Neill Cleary,
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small campus). Due to her outstanding
academic work at Saint Michael's College,
the department has nominated her
for a lifetime membership in KTA. For
her capstone senior project in Theatre,
Amanda co-wrote, produced, and starred
in a devised theater piece. The play “APPetite,” examines society’s obsession with
technology and social media and how this
addiction affects relationships and our own
health. Amanda also traveled to Costa
Rica to research her additional capstone
senior project on medical tourism. Her
work was featured in the Burlington
Free Press, which is a local newspaper in
Burlington, Vermont.
Mary Anne Woody ’08 was honored by
The University of Scranton during its
undergraduate Class Night ceremony
for academic achievement and service.
She earned a Bachelor of Science, magna
cum laude, in Biophysics with a minor
in Mathematics. Mary Anne received
the Professor Joseph P. Harper Award
for Excellence in Physics. She was a
member of Sigma Pi Sigma and Alpha
Lambda Delta honor societies. She was
a Eucharistic minister and a member of
the liturgical core team. Mary Anne was
also a tutor for the Center for Teaching
and Learning Excellence for math and
physics and participated in the Faculty
Student Research Program. Mary Anne
will attend Columbia University's
Teachers College to obtain a master's
degree in Physics and Deaf Education.
Meghan Githens ’09 is the vice president
for Hawk Women, an organization at
Saint Joseph’s University that connects all
women of the Saint Joseph’s community
– students, mothers, alumnae, daughters,
faculty, wives, friends, sisters, etc. – for
networking and career development
events. Beyond Hawk Women, she is a
member of the university’s field hockey
team and the prestigious Beta Gamma
Sigma international honor society for her
academic excellence as a double major
in Finance and Risk Management in the
Erivan K. Haub School of Business.
Megan McCarthy Alfano ’10 sent the
following updates, “I am sending in a
class notes submission on behalf of my
cousin, Julie Anne Adelizzi Exter ’01.
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Julie and husband Paul Exter welcomed
a son, Daniel John Exter, December 9,
2011. Proud cousins are Megan (Meggie)
McCarthy Alfano ’10 and Elizabeth
(Betsy) McCarthy Alfano ’11. Hope all
is well at MMA – Mater Matters looks
great! Best regards to all.”
Arrivals
Jim and Emily Dolan Multari ’93, MMA
Former Faculty, a son, Brendan Francis
Judd and Shannon Gaffney Strauss ’00,
a son, Connor Jude
в—Џ Connor Jude
Paul and Julie Anne Adelizzi Exter ’01,
a son, Daniel John
в—Џ Daniel John
в—Џ Big sister Bridget with Brendan
Mark and Colleen Quinn Fink ’96, a son,
Beau Bradley
Bill and Molly Keenan Koneski ’99, a son,
Logan William
Gerard B. McShea and Melissa Lucchesi
’99, a son, Greyson Liam
M.J. and Erin Fullerton Kohan '01,
a daughter, Keira Grace
Jimmy and Colleen Dougherty Lynch ’01,
a son, James Herbert III
Weddings
Dru Brazitis ’99
to Rich Kuhn on June 23, 2012
Adrianne Walvoord ’99
to Tim Webb on May 27, 2012
Caitlin Boyle ’01
to Brian McCabe on June 30, 2012
Samantha Ciccimaro ’01
to Jeremy Little on June 12, 2012
Lindsey Bigelow ’03
to Michael Kowalski on September 10, 2011
Amy Cedrone ’04
to Scott Cymerman on July 6, 2012
в—Џ Greyson Liam
Elizabeth Martelli ’05
to Patrick Jeffries on July 7, 2012
Scott and Andrea Gibbons Dill ’00,
a daughter, Avery Mae
Allison O’Neill ’05 to Ryan Cleary in
September 2011
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In Memoriam
Merion Mercy Academy expresses its condolences to the family and friends of the
following members of our community. Please keep their families in your prayers.
George D. Curran,
grandfather of Lucy Curran ’07
and Emily Curran ’09
Bernadette McHugh,
mother of Bernadette McHugh Nicholas ’66
and Patricia McHugh Gernerd ’71
Delphine DeAngelo,
mother of Andrea DeAngelo
Scattergood ’68 and Stephanie
DeAngelo Brooks ’72
John “Jack” McManus,
husband of Rita Haley McManus ’42,
grandfather of Kristen McManus ’05
and Elizabeth McManus ’09
Robert Gillin,
husband of Martha (Martie)
Wolfington Gillin ’55
Joseph F. McNichol,
brother of Kathleen McNichol Trainor ’62
and Christine McNichol Hill ’66
John J. “Jack” Hannigan,
father-in-law of Danielle Hannigan,
MMA Faculty
Jamie Ann Nicholson,
sister of Clare Nicholson’04
Lisa Loonstyn-Golden,
sister of Alyssa Loonstyn ’11
Margaret Callan Hagan ’50,
sister of Jane Callan Dougherty ’55
Jean Lundy,
mother of Sandy Lundy Warsavage ’69
David McAleer, M.D.,
father of Irene McAleer ’75,
Kathleen McAleer Wagner ’77,
and Mary Frances McAleer ’84
Nicholas Pedano, D.O.,
father of Andrea Pedano ’79
and Monica Pedano ’87
Frances Procacci,
grandmother of Amanda Brennan ’09,
Christina Brennan ’14, and
Gabrielle Procacci ’14
Joseph P. Ryan,
brother of Barbara Ryan Flynn ’77,
brother-in-law of Leslie Drialo Ryan ’78,
uncle of Aislinn Flynn ’14, Elizabeth
Martelli Jeffries ’05, Alison Ryan ’05,
Jacqueline Ryan ’03, Jenny Ryan ’00,
and Mary Elizabeth Ryan ’10
Len Schaeffer,
brother of Sister Elaine Schaeffer, RSM,
MMA Faculty
Elizabeth Duff Schogol,
mother of Katie Schogol Pidot,
MMA Former Faculty and mother-in-law
of Seth Pidot, MMA Faculty
Neil Shovlin,
father of Susan Shovlin Glennon ’88, RIP
Florence Stauder,
mother of Karen Stauder Foy ’69
Mary Elizabeth Stiles,
mother of Kathleen Stiles Fimple ’69
Michael Riley,
brother of Judith Riley, M.D. ’60
Mary Ann F. Rizzo ’59
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Alumnae Tea
The Alumnae Tea has quickly become a favorite tradition.
The tea is held annually for alumnae who attended school in the convent.
This year's event in August brought close to 30 alumnae to campus,
representing various classes ranging from 1933 to 1957.
After enjoying the tea and reminiscing with former faculty and schoolmates,
alums tour the building and pore over the Meriannal yearbooks.
Gertrude Dorsey Kelly ’49 and Carolyn Coady Lea ’49
Save the Date
March 16, 2013
MMA will host
Philadelphia's premier Irish Band
Blackthorn
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Pegg Graves Ewing ’49
2011-2012 Annual Report
With Appreciation and Gratitude for the Many Gifts of Time, Talent, and Treasure
Merion Mercy Academy thanks the committee leadership and
the countless volunteers and donors who have contributed so
generously to enrich our school community. Every attempt
was made to ensure the accuracy of these lists, however, with
a report of this nature, mistakes can occur. We apologize in
advance for any errors or omissions in this report. If any
errors are found, please contact Kristina Stanton Cawley ’90,
Director of Communications, 610-664-6655, ext. 160 or
[email protected]
Development Office
Maureen McKeegan Cullen ’61,
Vice President of Development, ext. 180
Linda Miele Benton ’75,
Alumnae Association Coordinator, ext. 104
Alison Dufner,
Special Events Coordinator, ext. 128
Kristina Stanton Cawley ’90,
Director of Communications, ext. 160
Agnes Shields Finigan ’72,
Director of Annual Fund, ext. 126
Patricia McAleer,
Director of Development Services, ext. 103
Sister Elaine Schaeffer, RSM,
Development Office Assistant
On the cover:
Front l. to r. Sarah Farrell ’13, Emma Campbell ’13,
Sara Figueroa ’15, and Marygrace Hegarty ’13
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Gifts of Time and Talent
Merion Mercy relies heavily on the help and dedication of volunteers.
These listings include many alumnae, moms, dads, and teachers who
gave the gifts of their time and talent to our school. Merion Mercy
Academy thanks every volunteer for their generosity of spirit.
Board of Trustees
Our thanks to the generous men and
women who volunteered their time and
leadership to serve as Trustees for the
2011-2012 school year.
Chairperson
Mrs. Marianne Grace P ’04
Executive Director
Delaware County
Sister Janet Henry, RSM
Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Saint Joseph Regional Network
Reading, PA
Mr. Pierce Keating P’02,’04,’07,’09,’10,’12
Chairman and CEO
Daniel J. Keating Company
Narberth, PA
Mary Jo McWilliams ’75
Merion Mercy Academy
Board of Trustees
2011 - 2012 Committees
Executive Committee
Mrs. Marianne Grace,
Chair
Sister Barbara Buckley ’72,
Principal
Kathleen Gaval, Ed.D.,
Vice Chair
Mr. William Githens,
Finance Committee Chair
Sr. Consultant
Trionв„ў, a Marsh & McLennan Agency,
LLC Company
King of Prussia, PA
Board Affairs Committee
Sister Ann Provost, RSM, ’64,
Kathleen Oldfield ’83
Sister Barbara Buckley ’72
Kathleen Gaval, Ed.D.
Mrs. Marianne Grace
Managing Partner
Redcross Johnson Associates
Certified Public Accountants
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Sister Ann Provost, RSM ’64
Development Committee
Kathleen Oldfield ’83,
Mrs. Gail Connor P’11
Evelyn Sample-Oates ’83
Board Members
Sister Barbara Buckley ’72, ex officio
Principal
Merion Mercy Academy
Janell Carrington-Redcross ’83
Volunteer
Wayne, PA
Kathleen Gaval, Ed.D., P’05,’08
Vice President for Planning
Saint Joseph’s University
Philadelphia, PA
Mr. William Githens P’09
President and CEO
The Risk Management Association
Philadelphia, PA
Mrs. Sissy Halter P’11
Community Volunteer
Penn Valley, PA
Director
Deutsche Bank
New York, NY
Executive Director
Mercy Neighborhood Ministries
Philadelphia, PA
Deputy Chief
Communications Officer
School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Mrs. Judith Shea
Retired Educator and Dean of Students
Gladwyne, PA
Mr. Kenneth Valosky P’08
Vice President for Administration
and Finance
Villanova University
Villanova, PA
Chair
Chair
Mr. Kevin Connor
Maureen McKeegan Cullen ’61
Mrs. Sissy Halter
Mr. Steve Siegfried
Mr. William Wechsler
Facilities Committee
Sister Janet Henry, RSM,
Chair
Sister Barbara Buckley ’72
Maureen Sweeney Byrne ’72
Mr. Michael Devine
Mrs. Noreen Gerace
Mr. Andrew Hill
Mr. Francis Kaiser
Mr. Kevin Momenee
Mrs. Judith Shea
Mr. Dennis Zak
Our heartfelt thanks to Pierce and Katie Keating for their leadership and
dedication as Co-Chairs of the 2011-12 Annual Fund. The Keating Family are loyal
supporters of MMA. Katie Duffy Keating graduated from Merion Mercy in 1977
and now six Keating daughters join the ranks of Merion alumnae: Kristen Keating
Weeks ’02 , Kyle ’04, Chloe ’07, Kim ’09, Carly ’10, and Katrina ’12. Pierce Keating
has served on Merion Mercy Board of Trustees for eight years.
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Baccalaureate 2012 in the Motherhouse Chapel.
Gifts of Time and Talent
Finance Committee
Mr. William Githens,
Chair
Sister Barbara Buckley ’72
Mr. Mark Bullock
Janell Carrington-Redcross ’83
Mr. Thomas Devine
Kathleen Gaval, Ed.D.
Mrs. Marianne Grace
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Mr. Pierce Keating
Mr. William O’Shea
Kathleen Oldfield ’83
Mr. James Seaman
Mr. Kenneth Valosky
Marketing and
Communications Committee
Mary Jo McWilliams ’75,
Chair
Kristina Stanton Cawley ’90
Miss Mary Ann Danovich
Diane Johnson ’97
Eileen Daly Killeen ’68
Mr. Dennis Murphy
Mr. Paul Reilly
Evelyn Sample-Oates ’83
Christine Brisbin Schuck ’95
Gifts of Time and Talent
Alumnae Association
The Alumnae Association Officers,
along with their volunteer
committees, provide activities for
alumnae to stay connected with their
classmates, be involved with the
current student body, and provide
vital support for our school.
Alumnae Association
Officers 2011 -2012
Kristina Stanton Cawley ’90,
President
Mothers’ Club
Fathers’ Club
Mothers’ Club
Officers 2011-2012
Mrs. Lorraine Backe,
Fathers’ Club
Officers 2011 -2012
Mr. John Mullen,
President
Catherine Williamson Sabia ’85,
Mr. Daniel Walsh,
Vice President
Our Mothers’ Club provides vital
dimensions to the Merion Mercy
experience. Mothers help in planning
and participating in the MotherDaughter Fashion Show, Sip ’n Bid
Auction and numerous other special
events, which enhance our spirit and
our community.
Maureen McShane Chrest ’01,
President
Maureen Brennan Kozak ’82,
Immediate Past President
Sip ’n Bid 2012
Data Coordinator
Gail Connor
Secretary
Our Fathers’ Club organizes several
MMA events, ranging from community
service to sporting events, as well as
providing essential volunteer service
to the school. Their work fosters the
MMA tradition of supporting the
father-daughter connection.
Treasurer
Springtime in Paris
Merion Mercy is grateful to the many
volunteers and the very generous
donors who supported the 2012 Sip ’n
Bid, Springtime in Paris. This annual
auction, the school’s oldest and largest
special event, provides an opportunity
for bonding and friendship among
MMA families and alumnae, as well as
raising important dollars to support
the needs of our students. Countless
individuals lent their time, talent, and
resources in the form of sponsorship,
donations, and volunteer staffing. Our
thanks to each and every one.
Co-Chairs
Michael and Lisa Nicolella Farrell ’78
Joe and Bernadette Milani Sweeney ’78
Auction Coordinator
Colette Gabriel
Auctioneer
Glenn Sweeney
Decorations
Karin LaMonaca,
Chair
Reservations
Nancy Sutter,
Chair
Silent Auction
Lisa Dennis,
Chair
Cindy Barton
Activities Table
Mimi Wolfington Heany ’77,
Chair
Lisa Bonavitacola
Pat Crenny
Cathy D’Orazio
Bette Kurtz
Blue and Gold Table
Catherine Williamson Sabia ’85,
Chair
Betsy Courtney
Anne Marie Martin
Nanette McElwee
Barbara Schallenhammer
Jackie Silk Schulmeister ’74
French Cottage Table
Kim Fogarty,
Chair
Linda Bullock
Susan Cirelli Marriner ’78
Kris Perry
Gourmet Table
Eileen Daly Killeen ’68,
Chair
Christine Mooney Brenner ’77
Eileen Conroy
Annabelle Logue Curran ’70
Carolyn Evans
Gabrielle Mangan
Lynn Manning
Roseann Nunno
Carol Roccato
Luxury Table
Leslie Pellegrino,
Chair
Jennifer Procacci
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Gifts of Treasure
Merion Mercy Academy is blessed by the generosity of our donors.
We are grateful to everyone who supported our school financially
with gifts of treasure.
The Trocaire Society
Trocaire is the Gaelic word for Mercy. Mother Catherine McAuley defines Mercy as a
“vivacious generosity of spirit… a gift given in response to a need.”
Mother Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, continually addressed
the needs of those in her community. Whether their needs were educational, physical,
or spiritual, Catherine McAuley was a witness to the merciful presence of God in our
world. Inspired by Mother McAuley’s commitment to cultivate mercy in the lives of
others, Merion Mercy has designated a level of giving to enable Sister Barbara Buckley to
respond to the needs of our 21st century learning community.
The Trocaire Society sustains these works through exceptionally generous donations
that support the greatest needs of MMA. As Merion Mercy Academy’s leading donor
group, we thank the following donors who have made an extraordinary commitment to
Merion Mercy by giving gifts of $20,000 or more.
Trocaire Society
$20,000 and above
Anonymous
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Connor
Mr. John P. Moran
Mr. Sean Rooney
Mathematics teacher Ms. Marie Robson ’05 utilizes the new technology in her classroom.
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The McAuley Society
Merion Mercy Academy deeply
appreciates the remarkable generosity
of these donors who have participated in
supporting our school as members of The
McAuley Society, working to sustain the
mission of Mother Catherine McAuley.
McAuley Society
$1,000 to $19,999
Platinum Patron
$10,000 to $19,999
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gabriel
Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Keating
(Katie Duffy ’77)
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Siegfried
Diamond Patron
$5,000 to $9,999
Patricia Carbine ’48
Comcast Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Donnelly
Kathleen Oldfield ’83
Paul E. Kelly Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pellegrino
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Perry
Mr. Douglas Thomas
Gold Patron
$2,500 to $4,999
Anonymous
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Buongiorno
Mary Schrandt Curtius ’68
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. D’Angelo
Miss Mary Ann Danovich
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Dunne
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gaval
Mr. and Mrs. William Githens
Ms. Gail Jacobsen
Meredith Smith Jones ’54
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kane, Jr.
Catherine Delaney Langdon ’57
Patricia McGuire ’70
Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson
Silver Patron
$1,000 to $2,499
Mr. and Mrs. John Branton
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Brazitis
(Eileen Sweeney ’70)
Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Byrne
(Maureen Sweeney ’72)
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Carden
Kathleen Robinson Colicchio ’77
Connelly Foundation
Marianne Corr ’74
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Crenny
Maureen McKeegan Cullen ’61
Mr. and Mrs. Basil A. DiSipio
EFM Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Farrell
(Lisa Nicolella ’78)
Agnes Shields Finigan ’72
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Fox
Mr. Lawrence Grassi
Mr. Michael Guzzardi
Mr. and Mrs. Mike P. Halter
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Heaney
(Mimi Wolfington ’77)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hecht
Kathleen Devine Hendrickson ’72
Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Joyce
Dr. and Mrs. John Kupcha
Members of the class of 2012 celebrate after Commencement.
Mr. and Mrs. James Lajeunesse
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce LaMonaca
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCarron
Mr. and Mrs. George B. McClennen II
Mrs. Rita McNamara
Ruth Ann McNamara ’67
Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Murphy
(Diane Dooner ’78)
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ochman, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Clark O’Donoghue
Origlio Beverage
Dr. and Mrs. Martin O’Riordan
Mr. and Mrs. William J. O’Shea
Mr. and Mrs. John Pierce
Rhonda Kuckuck Poli ’65
Leonide Campbell Prince ’57
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Rice
Delories Richardi ’49
Maureen Brogan Roberts ’00
Mrs. Roberta D. Schaefer
Elizabeth O’Keefe Schaffer ’65
Mrs. Judith Shea
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Sherry
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Siegfried
Linda Kilker Sparks ’63
Laura Stubbs ’75
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Sutcliffe
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Sweeney
(Bernadette Milani ’78)
Ms. Jacquelyn DiOttavio Thomas ’85
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Valosky
Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Willcox
(Ellen Byrnes ’80)
Gail DeVecchis Wygant ’72
The Mater Misericordiae Circle
$500 to $999
Mrs. Kathleen Mullahy Barker ’76
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bauwens
Dr. and Mrs. Henry V. Bender
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bevilacqua
Mr. and Mrs. James Bruder
(Maripeg Mita ’74)
Julia Bruno ’71
Joanne D’Angelo Campion ’59
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Candeloro
Dr. and Mrs. Francis P. Day
Allaire Donahue ’87
Drs. John Fitzgerald & Georgia Crozier
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Grace
Dr. and Mrs. M. Sean Grady
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Gregitis
Catherine Bannon Halloran ’59
Mrs. Christine Kiernan
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Gifts of Treasure
Michelle O’Grady King ’82
Mrs. Elsa A. Lopusniak
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lunny
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lynch
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Manning
Ms. Jane Massey Licata
Dr. and Mrs. Francis X. McCusker
Mr. and Mrs. John Mullen
Marie Louise Mullen ’40
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Nash
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Nowak
Oxford Industries
Mr. Fred L. Pirkle
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Quinn
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sabia
(Catherine Williamson ’85)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Saldutti
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schwalm
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sciblo
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas,
Mid-Atlantic Community
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Spallucci
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sutter
Target
Katherine M. Turner ’97
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Wechsler
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Weiss
Christina Williams ’05
The Mercy Shield Club
$250 to $499
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Barry
Gianna Tripodi Bhise ’84
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bradley
(Helene Gorman ’75)
Mrs. Kathleen Buccieri
Sister Barbara Buckley ’72
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Burkey
Laura Burkey ’06
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Camardo
Donna DiGravio ’86
Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Doolin
Mia Longo Dutton ’99
Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. FitzPatrick, Jr.
Mr. Timothy Gavin
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Giangiordano
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Monica Shea Glick ’89
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goggin III
Lisa Cummins Harrington ’78
Sheila Harron ’61
Jacqueline Pasquarella Hershey ’87
Megwin Finegan Hoopes ’82
Mr. and Mrs. John Hurley
(Ellen Coffey ’75)
Phyllis Caione Infranco ’88
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kelbon, Jr.
(Regina Stango ’78)
Sharon Kane Klammer ’60
Kathryn Farrell Lipp ’54
Susan Matson Lynch ’96
Joan F. Lyon ’57
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Marcozzi
Mr. Ernie Martinelli
Mr. and Mrs. John J. McAleer
Frances McElroy ’64
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McFadden
Mr. and Mrs. John McShea
(Ann Marie Taylor ’77)
Mary Jo McWilliams ’75
Christina Matticola Mundy ’01
Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy
(Maria Pierangeli ’72)
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nardi III
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O’Hara
Andrea Pedano ’79
Heather McAleer Peterson ’92
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Powers
Dr. Susan Harkness Regli ’85
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Reilly
Jane Robinson ’81
The Rossi-Esmonde Family
(Joan Esmonde ’75)
Mary Ellen Ryan ’58
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Ryan, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schaad
Bridget Flatley Shea ’89
Bridget Siegfried ’09
Mattie Siegfried ’06
Sara Siegfried ’10
Barbara Teti Tretta ’69
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Votta
Elizabeth Wellock ’89
Mr. and Mrs. David West
Dr. and Mrs. David W. Weston
Mr. and Mrs. Charles White
Jane Dagit Young ’55
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis F. Zak
The Blue and Gold Club
$100 to $249
Ariana Albater ’00
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Alberto
Marjorie Lynn Anderson ’87
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Angelo
Gina M. Angelo ’10
Maria Angelo ’06
Ann Fergione Angelone ’88
Rebecca Rimmer Antczak ’90
Candida Lorusso Antonelli ’64
Marguerite Walsh Arbuckle ’61
Barbara McCormick Atkins ’63
Maureen M. Atkins ’58
Ms. Shirley Austin
Kate DiSipio Avitabile ’99
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baker
Kathleen Flatley Bandos ’73
Jillian Barber ’00
Mr. and Mrs. William Barton, Jr.
Teresa Bruno Baumann ’02
Dr. and Mrs. Anthony V. Benedetto
Mariellen Benedetto ’02
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bonenberger
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd
(Maria Miele ’72)
Mr. and Mrs. James Bracken
(Elizabeth Joyce ’53)
Diane Mailey Brandolini ’68
Patti Flatley Brennan ’71
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. Brent
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Briggs
(Peggy Ayers ’75)
Ms. Carol Brown ’76
Kathleen Sitley Brown ’72
Alexis Browsh ’99
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bruder
(Kathleen Ryan ’56)
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Byrne
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Byrnes
Joanne Calabrese, D.O. ’87
Gifts of Treasure
Mr. and Mrs. John Calabrese
Janice Kuryloski Carson ’61
Kristina Stanton Cawley ’90
Helen Devine Coen ’51
Sonia Giordano Colavita ’86
Mrs. Marie Colihan
Mrs. Lorraine A. Conigliaro
Kelly Cook ’92
Daria Slentz Corey ’55
Lisa Minutella Crawford ’82
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Cristiano
Eleanor Dougherty Currie ’58
Ann Curtis ’53
Janet Schubert Cusack ’82
Martha Miele Davis ’85
Maureen Hill Davis ’81
Bernadette Naughton DeArmond, M.D. ’62
Beth Devine ’88
Jeanne Devine ’68
Mr. and Mrs. Paul DeVlieger
(Mary Butler ’82)
Mr. and Mrs. Louis DeVoto
Amy Williamson DiTrolio ’82
Mary B. Donnelly ’49
Linda Quinlan D’Orazio ’96
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Duska
Aloise Timmins Ellinger ’88
Mary Beth Weston Ertel ’95
Ms. Pam Euteneuer
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Facciolo
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Falcone
Mrs. Rosary Falcone
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Ficchi
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Fitzgerald
Mr. and Mrs. Norman G. FitzPatrick
Mary Ann Bruder Flanigan ’55
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Fogarty
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Forbes
Mary Frantz ’60
Ms. Sharon Gallagher
Ms. Emily Garrett
Lindsay J. Garrity ’04
Mrs. Mary Ellen George
Josephine Fortunato Giacchino ’55
Ms. Elizabeth Gillen
Joan Marie Surosky Given ’90
Helen McEwen Gleason ’53
Cassidy Giordano ’13 and castmates take center stage in 42nd Street.
Mary Silcox Gleason ’49
Kristen Baldini Gorman ’91
Mr. and Mrs. William Gormley, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Green
Elizabeth Ryan Hamilton ’79
Carrie Henderson ’05
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henderson
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Henneberry
Sister Janet Henry, RSM
Sister Marianne Hieb, RSM ’64
Maureen Hill ’01
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Horn
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hughes
Irish American Business Chamber
and Network
Patricia Bruder Irvine ’56
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jaconski
Mrs. Jeanne Jansen
Susan Palmer Jennings ’57
Aliza Johns ’03
Ariel Johns ’98
Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Johns
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Judy
Ms. Theresa Juliano
Susan Lopusniak Jurevics ’85
Lisa Riddell Kahudic ’85
Kathleen Drummond Kautzky ’59
Marianne McGettigan Kehan ’72
Marlo Pagano Kelleher ’88
Linda Maychak Krager ’72
Eleanore Smith Lajoie-Vinmont ’31
Mr. and Mrs. Domenic Lamberto
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Landry
Jeanne Lane ’62
Ms. Alyssa Lanner
Caroline Larkin ’51
Mena Ryley Larmour ’99
Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Laske
Carolyn Coady Lea ’49
Theresa Mellon Little ’67
Margaret Kung-Ting Liu ’50
Llanerch Women’s Bridge Club
Mr. and Mrs. John Loonstyn
Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Lorei
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Gifts of Treasure
Frances Lunney ’61
Christa Scarpone Lynch ’97
Anne Connor Mack ’72
Joan Mastrangelo Marter ’64,
In Honor of Sister Ethel Sweeney, RSM
Amy Canuso Martucci ’89
Patricia Tycenski Mastro ’87
Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Mazza
Mr. Mark J. McCann
The McCarthy - Alfano Family
Devon McChesney ’06
Mr. and Mrs. John M. McChesney
Ann Scattergood McDevitt ’55
Mr. and Mrs. William McGinnis
Mr. and Mrs. Sam McKeel
Mr. and Mrs. William J. McKeown, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. McNamara
Ellen Gowen McNeill ’58
Sally Ryan McNichol ’61
Mr. and Mrs. Paul McShane
Mrs. Maureen Meacham
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Messina
Barbara Brennan Miller ’55
Susan Miller ’65
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Missett
Mary Mazzola Molinari ’74
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Monaco
Patricia Moody ’71
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moran
Kaitlin Moran ’03
Meredith Moran ’05
Mrs. Rita DiSciascio Morley ’62
Shannon Morrison ’04
Theresa Burns Mullen ’89
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Muller
Molly Mulrain ’07
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Murphy, Sr.
Bernice Murphy ’50
Roseann Ferrante Murray ’70
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Needles
Mr. James E. Nicholson
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald F. O’Brien
M. Monica O’Donoghue ’08
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O’Laughlin
Susan Kelly O’Neill ’96
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ozzimo
Mr. and Mrs. John Pappas
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Donna DiGiacomo Patchett ’79
Agnes Malia Patterson ’63
Helen Centofanti Peatross ’72
Christina Feo Penezic ’80
Elizabeth Headly Pilot ’47
Deborah Conway Potter ’70
Kacy Moran Powers ’02
Kathleen Ryan Prebble ’70
Sister Ann Provost, RSM ’64
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Purcell
Anne Mansfield Quinn ’59
Allison Rabik ’03
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Rafter
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Rafter
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Rampa
Lillian Pfeiffer Reese ’46
Maureen McEwen Reilly ’79
Dr. Nancy Reynolds
Margaretta Richardi ’44
Karen Drueding Rinaldi ’69
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas John Robak, Sr.
Mr. and Mr. Edward Robson
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas R. Roby
Marie Miele Ronayne ’59
Loretta Tiers Ross ’73
Jane Drueding Ryan ’77
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ryan
(Leslie Drialo ’78)
Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Sabatini
Mr. and Mrs. John Savarese
Mr. Patrick Schaffer
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schanne
Catherine Haenn Shannon ’61
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sciblo,
In Memory of Mr. David Sucharski
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Shields
Mary Jane Young Shor ’57
Samantha Siegfried ’12
Joan Magee Sina ’49
Anne Larkin Smith ’48
Lynne Grauch Smith ’60
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Snyder
Mrs. Leslie Spellman
Janet Young Spillane ’84
Kathleen Kelly Staudt ’70
Mr. and Mrs. Jean J. Sterling
Nell Travascio Stetser ’85
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Stewart
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stinson
Mary Smith Stuart ’42
Sharon Gough Sullivan ’67
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Taylor
Mrs. Patrice McElroy Temple-West ’62
Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Testa
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Toto
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tucker
(Mary Ellen Reilly ’75)
Jante Santos Turner ’95
Dolores Mahony Velez ’54
Susan Whalen Walker ’72
Adrianne E. Walvoord ’99
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Wisniewski
Cynthia Lutz Young ’81
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young
Mr. and Mrs. James Zambon
MMA Supporters
Up to $99
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Abbonizio
Sally Shoemaker Abbruzzi ’60
Mr. and Mrs. Jolen Aldaya
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Aros, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Avington
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Barlow
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Barrow
Angela David Beatty ’89
Kathryn Kane Beck ’92
Carol Pearce Bennett ’64
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bennett
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benton
(Linda Miele ’75)
Mr. Joseph Berenato
Leslie Berkman ’64
Irene Wilkinson Best ’93
Fran Bateman Bisselle ’87
Jennifer Baldino Bonett ’87
Monica Anastasi Bove ’59
Sister Frances Boyle, RSM ’63
Sister Rosellen Bracken, RSM ’60
Ann Claire Baxter Brecker ’48
Kate Brennan ’99
Kathleen McCosker Brennan ’50
Mary Frances Barton Briggs ’47
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Brinkmann
Gifts of Treasure
Kate Campbell Brophy ’95
Sister Jean Burns, RSM ’47
Paula Cotter Burns ’53
Siobhan Leavy Buttil ’95
Deirdre Byrne ’08
Rosa Maria Caione ’88
Miss Mary C. Callaghan
Cecilia M. Camardo ’05
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cardone
Karen Marinari Carpenter ’89
Jacqueline Caserta ’03
Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute
Hedwig Cerwinka ’66
Josephine Canci Clancy ’87
Ann Ogden Clothier ’52
Mr. and Mrs. James Coffey
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Collington
Ann Hogan Connor ’65
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Conroy
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Cornely
(Marianne Drueding ’73)
Angelica Cassizzi Cprek ’68
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard M. Curran
Jodi Capriotti Curran ’87
Mr. and Mrs. J. Edwin Cusack, Jr.
Maureen Cusack Cushman ’92
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cutler
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cutuli, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Dominic D’Addona
Rita Bateman Dailey ’55
Gina Troncelliti Daley ’01
Nicole Nanni DeAngelo ’95
Mr. and Mrs. Elio A. DeGisi
Dr. and Mrs. Sterling Delano
Laura Drinkhouse Dell ’53
Sister Maria DiBello, RSM ’62
Mr. William J. DiClemente
Dorothea DiBello DiGiovanni ’66
Mr. and Mrs. Dominick J. DiJulia
Lydia DiPietro ’58
Josephine DiSciascio ’65
Paula DiStefano ’97
Ms. Kelley Dixon
Helen Fiorello Donoghue ’62
Jane Callan Dougherty ’55
Tracey Quinlan Dougherty ’90
Gail Kilker Dowell ’57
Current Student Council President, Deanna Javage ’13, participates in the track and field relay event.
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Gifts of Treasure
Mary Anne McEwen Eagan ’79
Meaghan McGrath Egan ’04
Marguerite Esmonde ’77
Mrs. Bernadette Fahy
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Falcone
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Falcone
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Fay
Cecile Hisler Fetters ’65
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Finnegan
Mimi Reisman Fitzgerald ’53
Ann Elizabeth Fitzpatrick ’06
Sister Beth Flannery, RSM
Rosemarie Flavin ’93
Margaret MacAllister Flynn ’62
Emily Friedlander ’07
Ann McGuiness Gaimster ’61
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Garofolo
(Margaret Quinn ’61)
Patricia McHugh Gernerd ’71
Sister Marie Rose Gibson, RSM
Marie Caccese Gilligan ’79
Adrienne Giuffre, M.D. ’66
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Goldschmidt
Mr. Tony Grant
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Grossi
Louise Drinkhouse Grude ’62
Jennifer Guzzardi ’10
Barbara Haenn ’62
Margaret Callan Hagan ’50, RIP
Patricia Carville Haley ’46
Irene Horstman Hannan ’64
Ms. Elizabeth Hayes
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hayes
Jessica Hearn ’02
Ms. Patricia Heffernan
Mr. and Mrs. John Hill
(Christine McNichol ’66)
Mrs. Kathleen O’Sullivan Hinckle ’62
Bridget Fazio Hodgson ’00
Elizabeth Judge Hoffman ’98
Elizabeth Hoffmann ’01
Jeannette Hudson ’58
Mary Ellen R. Husted ’98
Mary Alexis Healey Iaccarino ’02
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Iannuzzelli
Mrs. Claire B. Johnson
Ms. Carolyn H. Jones
Sacha Jowise ’05
Lindsay Kane ’04
Mrs. Phyllis Kane
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Kane
Mrs. Deborah R. Kaye
A group of MMA’s finest join with other leaders from a dozen Mercy schools in the week-long Mercy Leadership Conference. Since many participants
come from different states (and even one group from Guam!), one day is spent touring Philadelphia.
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Mrs. Eileen Kearney
Barbara H. Kearns ’57
Kyle Keating ’04
Mr. and Mrs. John Killeen
(Eileen Daly ’68)
Mr. and Mrs. Martin T. King
Megan Kruse ’10
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kruse
Dru Brazitis Kuhn ’99
Nicole LaBletta ’94
Kathleen Lamb ’01
Megan Weil Latshaw ’95
Felicia Herrera Legato ’04
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lesutis
(Lori Zeller ’75)
Ms. Wendy Liebling
Mr. and Mrs. James Lynch
Jennifer Mahoney ’95
Anne Doyle Maloney ’00
Maureen Shields Manion ’66
Kimberly Marandola ’10
Susan Whitehead Martinez ’89
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Matz
Lisa Mazzola ’81
Lynn Hunt McCabe ’56
Ms. Kathleen McCaffrey
Laura Maginn McCalla ’97
Lindsey McClennen ’02
Caitlin McDevitt ’04
Suzanne McDevitt ’02
Patricia Joyce McFillin ’45
Anne McManus McGeough ’62
Edith Bradley McGinn ’61
Katherine Litz McGuinn ’93
Mary Carol McGuire ’61
Mrs. Joan B. McIlvaine
Mr. and Mrs. James S. McKenna
Elizabeth F. McKeown ’42
Courtney Discher McLaughlin ’97
Margaret Lipp McMillan ’61
Molly McNamara ’03
Patricia Lynch McTague ’54
Sister Alice Mary Meehan, RSM
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Menta
Moriah Mifka ’08
Sister Mary Christella Mitchell, RSM
Helen Paul Mitchell ’46
Mr. Steven Mitchell & Ms. Eileen Grant
Beth Moran ’08
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Moule
Regina Damiano Murgueytio ’82
Kristin Murray Nash ’93
Jamie Nguyen ’04
Mr. and Mrs. Quy Nguyen
The Nolan Family
Mr. Cornelius O’Brien
Sister Mary A. O’Connell, RSM ’55
Margaret Goslin Odell ’49
Colleen Powers O’Driscoll ’95
Everarda Castiglioni Offord ’62
Mitzi Derham O’Neill ’45
Caitlin O’Shea ’06
Anne O’Sullivan ’64
Mrs. Bernardine Pandolfi
Lynn A. Panepinto ’04
Elaine Miele Pasmore ’57
Laura-Jane Rovito Pasternak ’67
Jennifer Dever Patrick ’90
Ann Pelicata ’02
Courtney Powers ’97
Elizabeth Provost ’69
Jessica Jenkins Pullano ’95
Mr. Benjamin M. Quiggs, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Racciatti
Imogene Haenn Rainey ’53
Mrs. Ani Raj
Mary McCaffrey Reaph ’48
Mr. Suhitha Reddy & Ms. Nishant Mago
Mr. Joseph Riga & Ms. Colleen Maher
Lori Pica Rosario ’00
Jessica Rossello ’06
Jacqueline Ryan ’03
Paula Terese Ryan ’86
Ms. Patricia Sack
Alicia Savarese ’02
Tara Keohane Scherf ’94
Mrs. Elizabeth Schogol, RIP
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sereni
(Claire Brennan ’74)
Maureen McKenna Sexton ’68
Joyce Edmiston Shew ’51
Mary Siki ’09
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Silva
Cecilia Capuzzi Simon ’75
Carol O’Shea Sinclair ’75
Meagan Sloan ’06
Deanna Slota ’85
Colleen Deegan Smith ’99
F. Patricia Givens Spall ’71
Marilyn Lamb Steidle ’64
Virginia Hauserman Sten ’66
Mr. Paul Stephenson
Barbara Ann Popielarz Stepien ’87
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan
(Ellen Koletas ’79)
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Surosky
Beverly Mugrauer Sutcliffe ’56
Ms. Lillian A. Swanson
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Swayngim
Judith Brennan Thompson ’79
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Termini
Rosee Uttal-Duffy ’59
Catherine Timby Ventura ’02
Sister Regina Ward, RSM
Kristen Keating Weeks ’02
Cynthia Porreca Wein ’64
Mr. and Mrs. John Wendling
Dorothy Lehman Werner ’55
Marie Silcox Wiley ’45
Nancy Williamson ’74
Vina Frio Wnek ’72
Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Yusavitz
Jacqueline Zimmerman ’10
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zimmerman
Victoria Zimmerman ’07
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Recognition by Affiliation
Alumnae Donors
Merion Mercy thanks the following
alumnae who made generous
contributions to the Annual Fund.
1931
Eleanore Smith Lajoie-Vinmont
1940
Marie Louise Mullen
1942
Elizabeth F. McKeown
Mary Smith Stuart
1944
Margaretta Richardi
1945
Patricia Joyce McFillin
Mitzi Derham O’Neill
Marie Silcox Wiley
1946
Patricia Carville Haley
Helen Paul Mitchell
Lillian Pfeiffer Reese
1947
Mary Frances Barton Briggs
Sister Jean Burns, RSM
Elizabeth Headly Pilot
1948
Ann Claire Baxter Brecker
Patricia Carbine
Mary McCaffrey Reaph
Anne Larkin Smith
1949
Mary B. Donnelly
Mary Silcox Gleason
Carolyn Coady Lea
Margaret Goslin Odell
Delories Richardi
Joan Magee Sina
1950
Kathleen McCosker Brennan
Margaret Callan Hagan, RIP
Margaret Kung-Ting Liu
Bernice Murphy
1951
Helen Devine Coen
Caroline Larkin
Joyce Edmiston Shew
1952
Ann Ogden Clothier
1953
Elizabeth Joyce Bracken
Paula Cotter Burns
Ann Curtis
Laura Drinkhouse Dell
Mimi Reisman Fitzgerald
Helen McEwen Gleason
Imogene Haenn Rainey
1954
Meredith Smith Jones
Kathryn Farrell Lipp
Patricia Lynch McTague
Dolores Mahony Velez
1955
Daria Slentz Corey
Rita Bateman Dailey
Jane Callan Dougherty
Mary Ann Bruder Flanigan
Josephine Fortunato Giacchino
Ann Scattergood McDevitt
Barbara Brennan Miller
Sister Mary A. O’Connell, RSM
Dorothy Lehman Werner
Jane Dagit Young
1956
Kathleen Ryan Bruder
Patricia Bruder Irvine
Lynn Hunt McCabe
Beverly Mugrauer Sutcliffe
1957
Gail Kilker Dowell
Susan Palmer Jennings
Barbara Hayden Kearns
Catherine Delaney Langdon
Joan F. Lyon
Elaine Miele Pasmore
Leonide Campbell Prince
Mary Jane Young Shor
1958
Maureen M. Atkins
Eleanor Dougherty Currie
Lydia DiPietro
Jeannette Hudson
Ellen Gowen McNeill
Mary Ellen Ryan
1959
Monica Anastasi Bove
Joanne D’Angelo Campion
Catherine Bannon Halloran
Kathleen Drummond Kautzky
Anne Mansfield Quinn
Marie Miele Ronayne
Rosee Uttal-Duffy
1960
Sally Shoemaker Abbruzzi
Sister Rosellen Bracken, RSM
Mary Frantz
Sharon Kane Klammer
Lynne Grauch Smith
1961
Marguerite Walsh Arbuckle
Janice Kuryloski Carson
Maureen McKeegan Cullen
Ann McGuiness Gaimster
Margaret Quinn Garofolo
Sheila Harron
Frances Lunney
Edith Bradley McGinn
Mary Carol McGuire
Margaret Lipp McMillan
Sally Ryan McNichol
Catherine Haenn Shannon
1962
Bernadette Naughton DeArmond, M.D.
Sister Maria DiBello, RSM
Helen Fiorello Donoghue
Margaret MacAllister Flynn
Louise Drinkhouse Grude
Barbara Haenn
Kathleen O’Sullivan Hinckle
Jeanne Lane
Anne McManus McGeough
Rita DiSciascio Morley
Everarda Castiglioni Offord
Patrice McElroy Temple-West
1963
Barbara McCormick Atkins
Sister Frances Boyle, RSM
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Agnes Malia Patterson
Linda Kilker Sparks
1964
Candida Lorusso Antonelli
Carol Pearce Bennett
Leslie Berkman
Irene Horstmann Hannan
Sister Marianne Hieb, RSM
Joan Mastrangelo Marter
Frances McElroy
Anne O’Sullivan
Sister Ann Provost, RSM
Marilyn Lamb Steidle
Cynthia Porreca Wein
1965
Ann Hogan Connor
Josephine DiSciascio
Cecile Hisler Fetters
Susan Miller
Rhonda Kuckuck Poli
Elizabeth O’Keefe Schaffer
1966
Hedwig Cerwinka
Dorothea DiBello DiGiovanni
Adrienne Giuffre, M.D.
Christine McNichol Hill
Maureen Shields Manion
Virginia Hauserman Sten
1967
Theresa Mellon Little
Ruth Ann McNamara
Laura-Jane Rovito Pasternak
Sharon Gough Sullivan
1968
Diane Mailey Brandolini
Angelica Cassizzi Cprek
Mary Schrandt Curtius
Jeanne Devine
Eileen Daly Killeen
Maureen McKenna Sexton
1969
Margaret Moroney McCarty
Elizabeth Provost
Karen Drueding Rinaldi
Barbara Teti Tretta
1970
Eileen Sweeney Brazitis
Patricia McGuire
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Roseann Ferrante Murray
Deborah Conway Potter
Kathleen Ryan Prebble
Kathleen Kelly Staudt
1971
1976
Kathleen Mullahy Barker
Carol Brown
1977
Patti Flatley Brennan
Julia Bruno
Patricia McHugh Gernerd
Patricia Moody
F. Patricia Givens Spall
Kathleen Robinson Colicchio
Marguerite Esmonde
Mimi Wolfington Heany
Katie Duffy Keating
Ann Marie Taylor McShea
Jane Drueding Ryan
1972
1978
Maria Miele Boyd
Kathleen Sitley Brown
Sister Barbara Buckley
Maureen Sweeney Byrne
Susan Barton Carroll
Agnes Shields Finigan
Kathleen Devine Hendrickson
Marianne McGettigan Kehan
Linda Maychak Krager
Anne Connor Mack
Maria Pierangeli Murphy
Helen Centofanti Peatross
Susan Whalen Walker
Vina Frio Wnek
Gail DeVecchis Wygant
Lisa Nicolella Farrell
Lisa Cummins Harrington
Regina Stango Kelbon
Diane Dooner Murphy
Leslie Drialo Ryan
Bernadette Milani Sweeney
1973
1980
1979
Mary Anne McEwen Eagan
Marie Caccese Gilligan
Elizabeth Ryan Hamilton
Donna DiGiacomo Patchett
Andrea Pedano
Maureen McEwen Reilly
Ellen Kotetas Sullivan
Judith Brennan Thompson
Kathleen Flatley Bandos
Marianne Drueding Cornely
Loretta Tiers Ross
Christina Feo Penezic
Ellen Byrnes Willcox
1974
Maureen Hill Davis
Lisa Mazzola
Jane Robinson
Cynthia Lutz Young
Maripeg Mita Bruder
Marianne Corr
Mary Mazzola Molinari
Claire Brennan Sereni
Nancy Williamson
1975
Linda Miele Benton
Helene Gorman Bradley
Peggy Ayers Briggs
Joan Esmonde
Ellen Coffey Hurley
Lori Zeller Lesutis
Mary Jo McWilliams
Cecilia Capuzzi Simon
Carol O’Shea Sinclair
Laura Stubbs
Mary Ellen Reilly Tucker
1981
1982
Lisa Minutella Crawford
Janet Schubert Cusack
Mary Butler DeVlieger
Amy Williamson DiTrolio
Megwin Finegan Hoopes
Michelle O’Grady King
Regina Damiano Murgueytio
1983
Kathleen Oldfield
1984
Gianna Tripodi Bhise
Janet Young Spillane
Recognition by Affiliation
1985
Martha Miele Davis
Susan Lopusniak Jurevics
Lisa Riddell Kahudic
Dr. Susan Harkness Regli
Catherine Williamson Sabia
Deanna Slota
Nell Travascio Stetser
Jacquelyn DiOttavio Thomas
1986
Sonia Giordano Colavita
Donna DiGravio
Paula Terese Ryan
1987
Marjorie Lynn Anderson
Fran Bateman Bisselle
Jennifer Baldino Bonett
Joanne Calabrese, D.O.
Josephine Canci Clancy
Jodi Capriotti Curran
Allaire Donahue
Jacqueline Pasquarella Hershey
Patricia Tycenski Mastro
Barbara Ann Popielarz Stepien
1988
Ann Fergione Angelone
Rosa Maria Caione
Beth Devine
Aloise Timmins Ellinger
Phyllis Caione Infranco
Marlo Pagano Kelleher
1989
Angela David Beatty
Karen Marinari Carpenter
Monica Shea Glick
Susan Whitehead Martinez
Amy Canuso Martucci
Sally Bevlock McGovern
Theresa Burns Mullen
Bridget Flatley Shea
Elizabeth Wellock
1990
Rebecca Rimmer Antczak
Kristina Stanton Cawley
Tracey Quinlan Dougherty
Joan Marie Surosky Given
Jennifer Dever Patrick
1991
Kristen Baldini Gorman
1992
Kathryn Kane Beck
Kelly Cook
Maureen Cusack Cushman
Heather McAleer Peterson
1993
Irene Wilkinson Best
Rosemarie Flavin
Katherine Litz McGuinn
Kristin Murray Nash
1994
Nicole LaBletta
Tara Keohane Scherf
1995
Kate Campbell Brophy
Siobhan Leavy Buttil
Nicole Nanni DeAngelo
Mary Beth Weston Ertel
Megan Weil Latshaw
Jennifer Mahoney
The class of 1997 gathers for a photo at Meri-Union 2012. Front l. to r. Courtney Powers , Courtney Discher McLaughlin, Liz Hughes McDermott,
Nina Clarke Walker, Dana Cant Orapallo, and Carolyn Tascione. Back l. to r. Shawn Dolan Mullen, Christa Scarpone Lynch, Laura Maginn McCalla,
Michelle Bucci Frey, Diane Johnson, and Nicole D’Angelo.
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Colleen Powers O’Driscoll
Jessica Jenkins Pullano
Jante Santos Turner
1996
Linda Quinlan D’Orazio
Susan Matson Lynch
Susan Kelly O’Neill
1997
Paula DiStefano
Christa Scarpone Lynch
Laura Maginn McCalla
Courtney Discher McLaughlin
Courtney Powers
Katherine M. Turner
1998
Elizabeth Judge Hoffman
Mary Ellen R. Husted
Ariel Johns
1999
Kate DiSipio Avitabile
Kate Brennan
Alexis Browsh
Mia Longo Dutton
Dru Brazitis Kuhn
Mena Ryley Larmour
Colleen Deegan Smith
Adrianne E. Walvoord
2000
Ariana Albater
Jillian Barber
Bridget Fazio Hodgson
Anne Doyle Maloney
Maureen Brogan Roberts
Lori Pica Rosario
2001
Gina Troncelliti Daley
Maureen Hill
Elizabeth Hoffmann
Kathleen Lamb
Christina Matticola Mundy
2002
Teresa Bruno Baumann
Mariellen Benedetto
Jessica Hearn
Mary Alexis Healey Iaccarino
Lindsey McClennen
Suzanne McDevitt
Ann Pelicata
Kacy Moran Powers
Alicia Savarese
Catherine Timby Ventura
Kristen Keating Weeks
2003
Jacqueline Caserta
Aliza Johns
Molly McNamara
Kaitlin Moran
Allison Rabik
Jacqueline Ryan
2004
Meaghan McGrath Egan
Lindsay J. Garrity
Lindsay Kane
Kyle Keating
Felicia Herrera Legato
Caitlin McDevitt
Shannon Morrison
Jamie Nguyen
Lynn A. Panepinto
2005
Cecilia M. Camardo
Carrie Henderson
Sacha Jowise
Meredith Moran
Christina Williams
2006
Maria Angelo
Laura Burkey
Ann Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
Devon McChesney
Caitlin O’Shea
Jessica Rossello
Mattie Siegfried
Meagan Sloan
2007
Emily Friedlander
Molly Mulrain
Victoria Zimmerman
2008
Deirdre Byrne
Moriah Mifka
Beth Moran
M. Monica O’Donoghue
2009
Bridget Siegfried
Mary Siki
2010
Gina M. Angelo
Jennifer Guzzardi
Megan Kruse
Kimberly Marandola
Sara Siegfried
Jacquelyn Zimmerman
2011
Alexandra Byrne
Linda and Samantha Siegfried ’12 enjoy a lovely afternoon at the Mother-Senior luncheon.
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2012
Samantha Siegfried
Recognition by Affiliation
Board of Trustees
Our thanks to the members of the
Board of Trustees who have generously
made donations to our Annual Fund.
Sister Barbara Buckley ’72
Mrs. Gail Connor
Kathleen Gaval, Ed. D.
Mr. William Githens
Mrs. Marianne Grace
Mrs. Sissy Halter
Sister Janet Henry, RSM
Mr. Pierce Keating
Mary Jo McWilliams ’75
Kathleen Oldfield ’83
Sister Ann Provost, RSM ’64
Mrs. Judith Shea
Mr. Kenneth Valosky
Parent Donors
Merion Mercy thanks the following
parents and past parents who donated
to the Annual Fund. We are grateful for
their generous support, enabling us to
live the MMA mission.
Current Parents
Mr. and Mrs. Jolen Aldaya
Ms. Shirley Austin
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Avington
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baker
Mr. and Mrs. William Barton, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bauwens
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bevilacqua
Ms. Lisa Brinkman & Mr. Michael Jensen
Mrs. Kathleen Buccieri
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Buongiorno
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Byrnes
Mr. and Mrs. John Calabrese
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Candeloro
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Collington
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Conroy
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Crenny
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Cristiano
Mr. and Mrs. Paul DeVlieger
(Mary Butler ’82)
Mr. and Mrs. Louis DeVoto
Mr. William J. DiClemente
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Dunne
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Duska
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Farrell
(Lisa Nicolella ’78)
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Fay
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Ficchi
Drs. John Fitzgerald & Georgia Crozier
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Fogarty
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gabriel
Ms. Sharon Gallagher
Mr. Timothy Gavin
Mrs. Mary Ellen George
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Giangiordano
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goggin III
Mr. and Mrs. William Gormley, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Gregitis
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Heany
(Mimi Wolfington ’77)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hecht
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Horn
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. John Hurley
(Ellen Coffey ’75)
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jaconski
Mrs. Jeanne Jansen
Ms. Theresa Juliano
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kane, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Keating
(Katie Duffy ’77)
Mr. and Mrs. Martin T. King
Dr. and Mrs. John Kupcha
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce LaMonaca
Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Laske
Mr. and Mrs. John Loonstyn
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lynch
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Manning
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Marcozzi
Mr. Ernie Martinelli
Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Mazza
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCarron
Mr. and Mrs. Paul McShane
Mr. and Mrs. John McShea
(Ann Marie Taylor ’77)
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Messina
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Missett
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Monaco
Mr. and Mrs. John Mullen
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Muller
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Murphy, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Murphy
(Diane Dooner ’78)
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Needles
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Nowak
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O’Hara
Dr. and Mrs. Martin O’Riordan
Mr. and Mrs. William J. O’Shea
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ochman, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John Pappas
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pellegrino
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Perry
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Powers
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Purcell
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Quinn
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Rafter
Mrs. Ani Raj
Mr. Joseph Riga & Ms. Colleen Maher
Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson
Mr. Sean Rooney
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sabia
(Catherine Williamson ’85)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Saldutti
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sereni
(Claire Brennan ’74)
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Shields
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Siegfried
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Snyder
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Spallucci
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Stewart
Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan
(Ellen Koletas ’79)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stinson
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Sutcliffe
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sutter
Mrs. Patrice McElroy Temple-West ’62
Mr. Douglas Thomas
Mrs. Jacquelyn DiOttavio Thomas ’85
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Weiss
Mr. and Mrs. David West
Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Willcox
(Ellen Byrnes ’80)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis F. Zak
Past Parents
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Alberto
Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Angelo
Anonymous
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Aros, Sr.
Mrs. Kathleen Mullahy Barker ’76
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Barlow
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Barry
Dr. and Mrs. Henry V. Bender
Dr. and Mrs. Anthony V. Benedetto
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benton
(Linda Miele ’75)
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bonenberger
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd
(Maria Miele ’72)
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Recognition by Affiliation
Faculty and staff members were honored for their 25 plus years of working in Mercy Schools. Some were able to receive their commendations in
Merion’s daily news broadcast. Those in attendance pose front l. to r. Sister Sally Condart, Sister Beth Flannery, Eileen Daly Killeen ’68, and Mrs. Elsa
Lopusniak. Back l. to r. Sister Christi, Mrs. Karen McClennen, Ms. Barbara Clarke, Sister Anna Saltzman, Ms. Noreen Kromm, Sister Kathleen Fox,
Sister Barbara Buckley ’72, and Sister Mary Alice Feenane. Other honorees include Mrs. Joan Hight, Mrs. Patricia McAleer, Sister Ellen Cavanaugh,
Sister Marie Ann Elmer, Sister Josephine Hynes, Sister Kathleen Kelly, and Sister Peggy O’Donnell.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bradley
(Helene Gorman ’72)
Mr. and Mrs. John Branton
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Brazitis
(Eileen Sweeney ’70)
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. Brent
Mr. and Mrs. James Bracken
(Elizabeth Joyce ’53)
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Briggs
(Peggy Ayers ’75)
Ms. Carol Brown ’76
Mr. and Mrs. James Bruder
(Maripeg Mita ’74)
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bruder
(Kathleen Ryan ’56)
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Brinkmann
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Burkey
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Byrne
(Maureen Sweeney ’72)
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Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Byrne
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Camardo
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Carden
Mrs. Lorraine A. Conigliaro
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cornely
(Marianne Drueding ’73)
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Connor
Mr. and Mrs. J. Edwin Cusack, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cutuli, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Dominic D’Addona
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. D’Angelo
Dr. and Mrs. Francis P. Day
Mr. and Mrs. Elio A. DeGisi
Mr. and Mrs. Dominick J. DiJulia
Mr. and Mrs. Basil A. DiSipio
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Donnelly
Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Doolin
Ms. Pam Euteneuer
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Facciolo
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Falcone
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Finnegan
In Memory of Lois “Timmy” Trempe Connor ’45
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Fitzgerald
Mr. and Mrs. Norman G. FitzPatrick
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Forbes
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Fox
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Garofolo
(Margaret Quinn ’61)
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gaval
Mr. and Mrs. William Githens
Mrs. Helen McEwen Gleason ’53
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Goldschmidt
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Grace
Dr. and Mrs. M. Sean Grady
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Green
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Grossi
Mr. Michael Guzzardi
Recognition by Affiliation
Mr. and Mrs. Mike P. Halter
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hayes
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henderson
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henneberry
Mr. and Mrs. John Hill
(Christine McNichol ’66)
Mrs. Kathleen O’Sullivan Hinckle ’62
Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Johns
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joyce
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Judy
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Kane
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kelbon, Jr.
(Regina Stango ’78)
Mr. and Mrs. John Killeen
(Eileen Daly ’68)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kruse
Mr. and Mrs. James Lajeunesse
Mr. and Mrs. Domenic Lamberto
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Landry
Mrs. Lori Zeller Lesutis ’75
Mrs. Elsa A. Lopusniak
Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Lorei
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lunny
Mr. and Mrs. James Lynch
Ms. Jane Massey Licata
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Matz
Mr. and Mrs. John J. McAleer
The McCarthy-Alfano Family
Mr. and Mrs. John M. McChesney
Mr. and Mrs. George B. McClennen II
Dr. and Mrs. Francis X. McCusker
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McFadden
Mr. and Mrs. William McGinnis
Mrs. Joan B. McIlvaine
Mr. and Mrs. William J. McKeown, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. McNamara
Mrs. Rita McNamara
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moran
Mr. John P. Moran
Mrs. Rita DiSciascio Morley ’62
Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy
(Maria Pierangeli ’72)
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nardi III
Mr. and Mrs. Quy Nguyen
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Nolan
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald F. O’Brien
Mr. and Mrs. J. Clark O’Donoghue
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O’Laughlin
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ozzimo
Mrs. Bernardine Pandolfi
Mr. and Mrs. John Pierce
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Rafter
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Rampa
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Reilly
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Rice
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Robak, Sr.
Mr. and Mr. Edward Robson
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas R. Roby
The Rossi-Esmonde Family
(Joan Esmonde ’75)
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ryan
(Leslie Drialo ’78)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Ryan, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Sabatini
Mr. and Mrs. John Savarese
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schaad
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schanne
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schwalm
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sciblo
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sciblo,
In Memory of David Sucharski
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Sherry
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Siegfried
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Silva
Mrs. Leslie Spellman
Mr. and Mrs. Jean J. Sterling
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Surosky
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Swayngim
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sweeney
(Bernadette Milani ’78)
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Testa
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Toto
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tucker
(Mary Ellen Reilly ’75)
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Valosky
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Votta
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Wechsler
Mr. and Mrs. John Wendling
Dr. and Mrs. David W. Weston
Mr. and Mrs. Charles White
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Wisniewski
Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Yusavitz
Mr. and Mrs. James Zambon
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Zimmerman
Faculty Donors
Mrs. Agnes Shields Finigan ’72
Sister Beth Flannery, RSM
Mrs. Eileen Daly Killeen ’68
Mrs. Lori Zeller Lesutis ’75
Mrs. Elsa A. Lopusniak
Mrs. Maria Lynch
Mrs. Patricia McAleer
Mrs. Karen McClennen
Mrs. Maureen Meacham
Mrs. Margery Roby
Ms. Patricia Sack
Mrs. Lisa Savarese
Mrs. Christine Kiernan
Mrs. Rita McNamara
Sister Mary Alice Meehan, RSM
Sister Mary Christella Mitchell, RSM
Mrs. Judith Shea
Sister Regina Ward, RSM
Former Faculty and Staff
Mrs. Marie Colihan
Sister Mary Rose Gibson, RSM
Mrs. Phyllis Kane
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Anderson,
In Memory of Dr. David Gerace
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Barrow,
In Memory of Dr. David Gerace
Merion Mercy thanks the following
faculty and staff members, current and
former, who generously supported the
Merion Mercy Annual Fund.
Current Faculty and Staff
Mrs. Linda Miele Benton ’75
Mrs. Maria Miele Boyd ’72
Sister Barbara Buckley ’72
Mrs. Kristina Stanton Cawley ’90
Mrs. Lorraine A. Conigliaro
Mrs. Maureen McKeegan Cullen ’61
Miss Mary Ann Danovich
Mrs. Lucille Donnelly
Mrs. Bernadette Fahy
Friends
Our thanks to the following individuals
who have generously contributed to
MMA as friends of our school.
2011-12 ANNUAL REPORT
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Recognition by Affiliation
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bennett,
In Memory of Mr. Henry Venuti
Miss Mary C. Callaghan,
In Memory of Debra Furia Scalpato ’74
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Falcone
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Falcone
Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. FitzPatrick, Jr.
Mr. Lawrence Grassi
Ms. Gail Jacobsen
Mrs. Eileen Kearney,
In Memory of Lois “Timmy” Trempe Connor ’45
Mrs. Emily C. Riley
Mr. Patrick Schaffer
Mrs. Roberta Schaefer
Mrs. Elizabeth Schogol, RIP
Ms. Sharon Tice
Foundations
MMA is honored to have the support of
the foundations listed here.
Connelly Foundation
EFM Foundation
Paul E. Kelly Foundation
Organizations
We thank the following organizations
who generously supported Merion Mercy.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute
Irish American Business Chamber
and Network
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas,
Mid-Atlantic Community
Corporations
Merion Mercy Academy expresses our
deepest appreciation to the following
businesses and corporations who have
supported our school.
Comcast Corporation
Origlio Beverage
Oxford Industries
Target
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M M A n n u a l Fu n d
EITC
Merion Mercy wishes to thank the
following businesses who made
donations through the Educational
Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)
program. These donors take
advantage of a unique opportunity to
support Merion Mercy’s scholarship
and financial aid programs and
receive substantial tax credits.
Many business donors, who pay
Pennsylvania state income tax,
are eligible for these generous tax
credits. Donors who would like
to qualify for this tax credit need
only fill out a simple one-page
application available through the
MMA Development Office.
Donors who commit to two
consecutive year gifts qualify for a
90% tax credit. One-time donors
receive a Pennsylvania tax credit of
75%. The program is available to
businesses large and small, allowing
for any size donation up to $400,000.
EITC donations to Merion Mercy for
the 2011-2012 school year range
from $2,000 to $50,000. All EITC
donations support scholarships and
financial aid. For more information,
contact Agnes Shields Finigan ’72,
Director of Annual Fund, at
[email protected] or
at 610-664-6655, ext. 126.
The Bryn Mawr Trust Company
Daniel J. Keating Company
Elliott-Lewis Corporation
First Niagara Bank
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
United Refrigeration, Inc.
Matching Gift
Companies
The following businesses, corporations
and foundations contributed matching
gifts to the Merion Mercy Annual Fund.
ACE INA Foundation
Aetna Foundation
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Deutsche Asset Management
Glenmede Trust Company
Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program
Illinois Tool Works Foundation /
Philadelphia Resins Corporation
Merck Partnership for Giving
New York Life Foundation
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Sanofi-Aventis
Travelers Companies Inc.
Verizon Foundation
XL Global Services, Inc.
Gifts-In-Kind
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cawley
(Kristina Stanton ’90)
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Donnelly
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gabriel
Mr. Michael Guzzardi
Margaret Moroney McCarty ’69
Frances McElroy ’64
Mrs. Rita McNamara
Ruth Ann McNamara ’67
Mr. Joseph Riga & Ms. Colleen Maher
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ryan
(Leslie Drialo ’78)
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Siegfried
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Siegfried
Valley Press
Williamson Caterers
Kerlyn Rodriguez ’14 works in the science lab while attending one of MMA’s Summer Programs.
Endowed Funds
The Felicia Falcone ’87
Endowed Scholarship Fund
Ann Fergione Angelone ’88
Rosa Maria Caione ’88
Mr. and Mrs. James Coffey
Dr. and Mrs. Sterling Delano
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Falcone
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Falcone
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Falcone
Kathleen O’Sullivan Hinckle ’62
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Iannuzzelli
Phyllis Caione Infranco ’88
Origlio Beverage
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Taylor
Ms. Sharon Tice,
On behalf of the Bunny Hop
In honor of the 25th Reunion of the
Class of 1987, the following alumnae
made gifts to this scholarship fund
in memory of their classmate,
Felicia Falcone.
Marjorie Lynn Anderson ’87
Fran Bateman Bisselle ’87
Jennifer Baldino Bonett ’87
Joanne Calabrese, D.O. ’87
Josephine Canci Clancey ’87
Jodi Capriotti Curran ’87
Allaire Donahue ’87
Jacqueline Pasquarella Hershey ’87
Patricia Tycenski Mastro ’87
Barbara Ann Popielarz Stepien ’87
The following individuals made
gifts to the Felicia Falcone scholarship
in memory of Felicia’s aunt, Josephine
M. Coppa.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Falcone
Mrs. Rosary Falcone
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Henneberry
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Iannuzzelli
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Menta
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Moule
Mrs. Bernardine Pandolfi
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Racciatti
Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Sabatini
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Termini
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The Sister Catherine FitzPatrick
Endowed Scholarship Fund
Mr. Patrick Schaffer,
In Honor of Elizabeth O’Keefe Schaffer ’65
Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. FitzPatrick, Jr.
Sally Ryan McNichol ’61
Mrs. Elizabeth Schogol, RIP
The Kate Logue Shine
Scholarship Fund
The following individuals made gifts
to the Sister Catherine FitzPatrick
Scholarship in memory of Elizabeth
Duff Schogol, mother of former faculty
member, Katharine Schogol Pidot.
Ms. Kelley A. Dixon
Ms. Emily Garrett
Ms. Elizabeth Gillen
Mr. Tony Grant
Ms. Elizabeth Hayes
Ms. Patricia Heffernan
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Johnson
Mrs. Deborah R. Kaye
Mrs. Christine Kiernan
Ms. Alyssa Lanner
Mrs. Elsa A. Lopusniak
Mr. Mark J. McCann
Mr. Sam McKeel
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Nash
Mr. James Nicholson
Mr. Benjamin M. Quiggs, Jr.
Mr. Suhitha Reddy & Ms. Nishant Mago
Dr. Nancy Reynolds
Mr. Noah Shactman
Mr. Paul Stephenson
Ms. Lillian A. Swanson
Scholarship Support
Merion Mercy Academy General
Scholarship Fund
Anonymous
Maripeg Mita Bruder ’74
Paul E. Kelly Foundation
The Hayden Scholarship Fund
Barbara Hayden Kearns ’57
Ann Scattergood McDevitt ’55
Jane Dagit Young ’55
The Mater Girl Scholarship Program
Meredith Smith Jones ’54
Elizabeth O’Keefe Schaffer ’65
The following individuals made gifts
to the Kate Logue Shine Scholarship
Fund in memory of James F. Logue,
father of Annabelle Logue Curran ’70,
Kate Logue Shine ’72, RIP, and
Carolyn Logue Berenato ’77.
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Abbonizio
Linda Miele Benton ’75
Mr. Joseph Berenato
Maria Miele Boyd ’72
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cardone
Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Cornely
(Marianne Drueding ’73)
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard M. Curran
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cutler
Agnes Shields Finigan ’72
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henderson
Irish American Business
Chamber and Network
Mrs. Claire B. Johnson
Ms. Carolyn H. Jones
Ms. Wendy Liebling
Llanerch Women’s Bridge Club
Mr. and Mrs. John J. McAleer
Ms. Kathleen McCaffrey
Mr. and Mrs. James S. McKenna
Mr. Steven Mitchell & Ms. Eileen Grant
Mr. Cornelius O’Brien
Mr. Fred L. Pirkle
Marie Miele Ronayne ’59
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sereni
(Claire Brennan ’74)
Kathleen Kelly Staudt ’70
Judith Brennan Thompson ’79
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