Graduates holding hands

2018 Event

YOU Made A Difference!

The 2018 Making A Difference Scholarship Benefit Dinner was a huge success! Together, we raised a total of $350,000! 100% of funds will go towards tuition assistance for deserving young women.

It is not to late to Make A Difference - please click HERE to make your gift today!

Please enjoy the videos from the event!Making A Difference Video 2018

Watch the videos honoring Catherine McAuley Award recipients - Eileen Horan and Mary Louise Castillo!

Watch the speech given by Gianna DeRanieri '18 on the night of the event!


Making A Difference sponsors

Mercy High School
Board of Directors 
Event Underwriters

Penny Stack Alexander '78 • Kelli Benz •Annie Bianchini '90 • Pauline Borghello, RSM • Joe Nezwek • Jeanne Berube • Patricia Flanagan '65 • Sarah Newsom Healy  • Maureen Grazioli • Una Kinsella '83• Brandy M.M. Navarro '98 •Joan Marie O'Donnell, RSM •Caroline Romeo • Patrick Ruff • Michele O'Connor Tyler '68

Making A Difference
Sponsorship Levels

as of 2/20/2020

$25,000+ Catherine McAuley Sponsor
The Carl Gellert & Celia Berta Gellert Foundation
Robert Stewart Odell and Helen Pfeiffer Odell Fund

$10,000+ Platinum Sponsor
Norbert & Inger Bischofberger

$5,000+ Gold Sponsor
The Drum Foundation
Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation, Inc.
Karen Hook
Charlie & Caroline Romeo
Wayne & Catherine Dunleavy Rosaia '72
Trust Funds

$2,500+ Silver Sponsor
John & Melinda Adams
Matthew & Penny Stack Alexander '78
Peter & Kelli Benz
Douglas & Mary Ann Lovi Button '72
Frank Romeo

$1,500+ Presidential Sponsor
Anne Bianchini '90
Neil & Natalie Cirigliano Brosnan '02, Ed.D.
Elizabeth Caserza '77
Richard & Melanie Meisel Cirigliano '73
James & Gina Rosaia Collins '99
Paul & Joan Fitzpatrick
Robert Grassilli
Cherie Hammer
Patrick & Jane Hitchcock
Junipero Serra High School
William & Emilia Kibblewhite
Jerry & Kathy Lautze Krause '68
Mercy High School Alumnae Association
Daniel & Brandy Martinez Navarro '98
Sr. Janet Ruffing, RSM '63
Sandi Stoppoloni
Aileen Whelan '76

$1,000+ Bronze Sponsor
Mary Louise Castillo
David & Janet Andrews Howes '70, D.D.S
Charles & Noreen Dougherty
Richard & Catherine Casey Grabinski '86
Patricia Flanagan '65
Ronald & Susan LePine Morro '59
Michael Samn & Karen Lee

$600+ Blue and White Sponsor
Dennis Irving
Darrell Justus
Lars & Mary Lund
Jeffrey & Kathy Mountain

$300+ Crusader Sponsor
Bert Lawrence & Barbara Gilivich Bowden '53
Peter Diaz
Kevin Domecus & Lauren Brucken
Alana & Christopher Filippi
John & Carol Fraher
Roger Selsback & Rey Friel '64
Claire Rietmann-Grout '04
Bil & Lorraine Welch Paul '68
Carl & Michele O'ConnorTyler '68
Luke Perkocha & Lena Wong
June Wisecarver
Valiant & Gretchen Wong

Honorary Committee

Honorary Committee 

John & Melinda 
Amy Bayley, RSM '69
Norbert & Inger Bischofberger
Neil & Natalie Cirigliano Brosnan Ed.D. '02
Marguerite Buchanan, RSM
James & Gina Rosaia Collins '99
Joan & Paul Fitzpatrick
Rosann Fraher, RSM
Robert Grassilli
Patrick & Jane Hitchock
William & Emilia Kibblewhite
Jerry and Kathy Lautze Krause '68
Fr. Michael Mahoney, O.F.M. Cap.,
Our Lady of Angels
Mario & Kathy Lacunza Pompili '78
Charlie and Caroline Romeo
Janet Rozzano, RSM
Fr. John Ryan, St. Catherine of Siena
Sandi Stoppoloni
Aileen Whelan, M.D. ‘76



Steering Committee

Cathy Dunleavy Rosaia '72, Chair
Kelli Benz
Carol Fraher
Mary Lund
Clare Pool Purpura '75
Caroline Romeo
Jamila Sinlao Zanette '04, PH.D.