Annual Fundraiser 2019


Join us for our Fall Fundraiser

with special guest,

Top Chef's Eddie Konrad

Mercy CTE Class of '04.


Thursday, October 3, 2019 at

Mercy Career & Technical High School

2900 W. Hunting Park Avenue

Valet parking provided


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy libations and sumptuous food stations throughout the school and see students demonstrating their skills within seven career programs.

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gather in the auditorium for a brief program to include remarks from Chef Eddie Konrad, '04 on how Mercy CTE set him on the path to a successful career.


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Chef Edmund "Eddie" Konrad graduated from Mercy CTE's Culinary Arts program in 2004 and went on to continue his education at Johnson & Wales University. Having worked in many influential restaurants including Del Posto, Le Bec-Fin, and Laurel, Eddie was also a contestant on Season 16 of Bravo's "Top Chef" television show, and we are honored to welcome him back to Mercy CTE for our Fall Fundraiser!

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Event Sponsors


Honorary Sponsors

  • Sisters of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Community

Presenting Sponsor ($20,000)

  • Colleen Lange in loving memory of Dorothy Lange


Mentor Sponsors ($15,000)

  • BAYADA Home Health Care
  • Maguire Foundation
  • Bonnie & Ed Mullin
  • Philadelphia Insurance Companies
  • Mieke & Joe Pistone
  • WSFS Community Foundation

Advocate Sponsors ($10,000)

  • Nerney Family Foundation
  • Mori & John Sasso
  • TN Ward Company Builders

Advisor Sponsors ($5,000)

  • Carol Chiodo & Michael Cavanaugh
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • Bill & Patricia Devlin, Jr.
  • Exelon Generation
  • Janet & Tom Genuardi
  • Global Packaging
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Michael J. Morris
  • Terry & Bill O'Donnell
  • Mary & Chris Weidig
  • Judith & Patrick Welde
  • J.J. White, Inc.

Counselor Sponsors ($3,000)


  • Julie & Chip Behr
  • Janet & Bill Bonenberger
  • Campus Apartments
  • Mary & Bill DiSipio
  • Lori & Jim Egan
  • Kathy & Josh Greenbaum
  • Susan & Tom Haggerty
  • The Kirk Family
  • Merck
  • Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic
  • Susan & H. Ray Welch, Jr.
  • Janice & Joseph Zadlo

Friend Sponsors ($1,500)

  • Rosemary & Jim Garrity
  • Nancy C. Green
  • Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Alix Gerz & George Matysik '99
  • John Moran
  • NECA Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter
  • Ann & Bob Reithmiller