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Fathers' Club

Mission of Fathers' Club

The Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School Fathers’ Club fosters a community of support among fathers/guardians of our students while promoting the
ideals of a Gwynedd Mercy education through social, spiritual, and charitable activities. We are focused on how we, as fathers and guardians, can enhance our daughters’ Gwynedd experience while spending quality time with them. 


Dear Gwynedd Dads and Guardians,

My name is Vince Valenzuela (Gabrielle ’23) and I am pleased to be serving as the Fathers' Club President for the 2022-2023 academic year. I offer a warm welcome to the new fathers entering Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School. You and your daughters are joining a community rich in Mercy Spirit that is committed to empowering our girls to achieve all they can aspire to be.

The primary goal of the Fathers’ Club is to continue the mission of the school and help our daughters grow in the Mercy Spirit. We are focused on how we, as fathers and guardians, can enhance our daughters’ Gwynedd experience while spending quality time with them.  Last year, we were able to host a few events for dads, guardians and daughters, such as a Sunday afternoon at Top Golf and a Phillies game with a tailgate. We will discuss these ideas and more during our first meeting on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 pm in the Gwynedd Cafeteria.

In addition to fun father daughter events, we hope to return to offering service opportunities at local organizations we use to help prior to the pandemic. Also, each year the Fathers’ Club has volunteered to direct parking for our Open House on Sunday, October 2 and Graduation on Saturday, June 3. Plus, we help with setup for our school’s biggest fundraiser, McAuley’s Pub Night, which is planned for Saturday, February 25, 2023.

This is certainly a great time to be at Gwynedd! The freshmen class of 115 are arriving at Gwynedd from 33 different schools. Additionally, there are three new Monarchs who will be joining us from neighboring high schools. Next June, the Class of 2023 will graduate 122 young women!

Please look for information on our annual Golf Outing planned for Monday, October 3 at the North Hills Country Club. Not a golfer? You can still come out for the cocktail dinner reception, raffle, and silent auction. We would love for you to join us! It is a fun afternoon in support of our girls!

I look forward to meeting many of you as we begin a new year at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School. Please feel free to contact me with questions or suggestions on 267-481-4572 or

Warmest regards,

Vincent H. Valenzuela
Fathers’ Club President


Fathers' Club Board 

Vince Valenzuela P'23

Junior Class Reps: 
Doug Buchanan P'24
Terry Shea P'24

Sophomore Class Reps: 
John Pascucci P'25

Freshmen Class Reps: 
John Dever P'25, '26
Tom Valentine P'26

Past Fathers' Club President:
Tony Imbesi P'22, '25

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