Graduates holding hands

2017 Event

The 2017 Making A Difference Scholarship was a huge success! Please enjoy the videos shown from the night of the event.

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

To view this year's Making A Difference 2017 Video - please click on the Making A Difference Link below.



Please click HERE or on the photo below to hear Alison Vorsatz's '98 inspiring speech for Making A Difference 2017.



Please click the photo below to hear Student Speaker Gabriella "Chickie" Polanco's Speech for Making A Difference 2017.


 

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 3/30/2020

$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
Boston Private Bank
Douglas & Mary Ann Lovi Button '72
Michael & Susie Pearl
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, West Mid West Community
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
Dino & Gabriella Bonalanza DeRanieri '59
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
Scott & Martha Ann Milliken
Daniel & Brandy Martinez Navarro '98
Jane Cavagnaro '78 & Joe Nezwek
Mario & Kathy Lacunza Pompili '78
Sr. Janet Ruffing, RSM '63
Sandi Stoppoloni
Aileen Whelan '76

$1,000+ Bronze Sponsor
Brian & Madeleine Ostertag Bucher '84
Mary Louise Castillo
Eileen Horan
David & Janet Andrews Howes '70, D.D.S
Charles & Noreen Dougherty
Margot Fourie Giusti '70
Richard & Catherine Casey Grabinski '86
Patricia Flanagan '65
Ronald & Susan LePine Morro '59
Sr. Janet Ruffing, RSM, Ph D. '63
Michael Samn & Karen Lee

$600+ Blue and White Sponsor
Valerie Armento '69
Dennis Irving
Darrell Justus
Lars & Mary Lund
Jeffrey & Kathy Mountain
Joseph Nezwek & Jane Cavagnaro '78

$300+ Crusader Sponsor
Beck Brothers
Bert Lawrence & Barbara Gilivich Bowden '53
 Joan Loretz Del Secco '47
Peter Diaz
Kevin Domecus & Lauren Brucken
Alana & Christopher Filippi
John & Carol Fraher
Roger Selsback & Rey Friel '64
Claire Rietmann-Grout '04
 Jamie Jweinat Lechleitner '02
 Theresa Lund '06
Kathleen O'Meara '58
Bil & Lorraine Welch Paul '68
Carl & Michele O'Connor Tyler '68
Luke Perkocha & Lena Wong
June Wisecarver
Hazel Stergar Walton '63
Valiant & Gretchen Wong

Honorary Committee

Honorary Committee 
2019-2020

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.