Thank You for a Successful Fundraiser!



Dear Friends of Mercy,

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and donors, Mercy Career & Technical High School's annual fundraising event on October 3rd was a wonderful success, netting nearly $313,000 for educational programming and financial aid for Mercy CTE students!

Many alumni attended that night, including special guest Chef Ed Konrad, '04, a contestant on the last season of Top Chef, who shared how Mercy CTE provided him with unique culinary opportunities that prepared him for a successful career. Chef Konrad is pictured above with me and our generous Presenting Sponsor Colleen Lange, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, who have in loving memory of her mother Dorothy Lange.

We also recognized Bob Gagliardi, '11, pictured below at right with his colleagues from Campus Apartments. Bob organized an all-volunteer team of alums, colleagues, students, staff and faculty who donated over 1,000 service hours this past summer to renovate and upgrade Mercy East, one of our two school buildings.

Click here to see more photos from the event, including student demonstrations within their CTE programs.

Our students benefit from the example of Ed and Bob and so many other alumni who built successful careers on the foundation they received at Mercy CTE and who give back.

We are grateful for this opportunity to bring Mercy CTE supporters together with our faculty, alumni, and students to celebrate the success of our ministry while looking forward to our bright future. May God bless you for your generosity.


Sincerely,





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
  • Judith & Patrick Welde

Advisor Sponsors ($5,000)

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

Counselor Sponsors ($3,000)


  • Julie & Chip Behr
  • Janet & Bill Bonenberger
  • Campus Apartments
  • Mary & Bill DiSipio
  • Lori & Jim Egan
  • Diane & Bill Fink
  • Kathy & Josh Greenbaum
  • The Goldenberg Group
  • Susan & Tom Haggerty
  • The Kirk Family
  • MERCK & CO., INC.
  • Richard & Nancy Swanson
  • Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic
  • Susan & H. Ray Welch, Jr.
  • Janice & Joseph Zadlo

Friend Sponsors ($1,500)

  • 901 Innovation
  • Michael & Nancy Caramanico
  • James J. Clearkin IV
  • Rosemary & Jim Garrity
  • Maryann & Laurence Genuardi
  • Nancy C. Green
  • Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Alix Gerz & George Matysik '99
  • Beth Anne & Paul Leis
  • John Moran
  • NECA Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter
  • PATHS, LLC
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • Ann & Bob Reithmiller