McAuley's Pub Night
Let the Shenanigans Continue...
Join Us on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 8:15 PM
for a virtual trivia night hosted by McM Entertainment, a spectacular online auction, and a pot of gold raffle. All proceeds will help Gwynedd secure a $50,000 challenge grant from Edward E. Ford Foundation for leadership training, programming, and distinguished speaker series in women leadership.
All alumnae, parents, students, family, faculty/staff and friends invited! Start forming your trivia teams now and check out the register tab below for registration information. The event is free and prizes will be awarded to the top 2 teams.
Save the date and join us, all in support of our girls!
Contact Jeannine Hartz, director of stewardship, for sponsorship information and questions at 215-646-8815, ext 412 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested alumnae can contact Erin Reimel, director of alumnae relations at email@example.com.
Raise a pint, try your luck, and support Gwynedd! Join us for a virtual trivia night hosted by McM Entertainment while participating in our Pot of Gold raffle and online auction.
Register your team by clicking on the registration button below. Pub Night trivia is free and teams can be any size. When registering we will ask how many different households will need to use the viewing link in order to participate. We are limited to 500 viewing households.
Along with our trivia night entertainment, you will have the opportunity to participate in our online auction and our $1,861 "Pot of Gold" raffle, and to purchase our event night "Pub Box"; which includes a Gwynedd exclusive cheese board, two Gwynedd pint glasses, Gwynedd bottle opener, two Pub Night logo beer koozies, a delicious charcuterie board, Irish soda bread and a trivia night scoring pad and pen.
We have many Gwynedd exclusives and wonderful auction items. Items will be available for preview on Saturday, February 13 and bidding begins on Saturday, February 20.
Our livestream begins at 8:15pm on Saturday, February 27 and trivia begins promptly at 8:30pm.
$4,000 Mercy Sponsor
Premier Event Night and Pub Box Sponsor. Your Family Name or Company Logo will be prominently displayed on our Pub Box with a notecard included inside as well as on the McM Entertainment trivia signage. Premier recognition on all advertising including: GMAHS website, event/auction website, and in our President’s Report. Spotlight video during our virtual event. Delivery of a "Shenanigans Special" deluxe Pub Box, appetizers, a 6-pack of Irish craft beer and 20 Pot of Gold Raffle entries.
$2,500 McAuley Sponsor
Trivia entertainment and Pub Box sponsor. Your Family Name or Company Logo is featured on the McM Entertainment trivia signage, our Pub Box, GMAHS website, event/auction website and in our President’s Report. Delivery of a "Shenanigans Special" deluxe Pub Box, appetizers, a 6-pack of Irish craft beer and 10 Pot of Gold Raffle entries.
$1,000 Dublin Sponsor
Pub Box sponsor. Your Family Name or Company Logo is highlighted on our Pub Box, GMAHS website, event/auction website and in our President’s Report. Delivery of 2 Pub Boxes, a 6-pack of Irish craft beer and 10 Pot of Gold Raffle entries.
$500 Pub Sponsor
Your Family Name or Company Logo is included on our GMAHS website, event/auction website and in our President’s Report. Includes 1 Pub Box and 5 Pot of Gold Raffle entries.
$250 Shamrock Sponsor
Your Family Name or Company Logo is included on our GMAHS website, event/auction website and in our President’s Report. Includes 1 Pub box.
For more information, contact Jeannine Hartz at 215-646-8815 x412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!
Imbesi Family '92, P'22, '25
& Patriarch Foundation
Nello Construction Company & Naticchione Family P'25
Bergman Engineering, Inc
Cooley-Bentz Dental Associates
PPT Consulting & Bellwoar Family
Rhines Family P'23
Trusted Land Transfer
Mark & Kellie Dunphy
Brogan '87, P'21
Delaney Family P'23
Gola Family P'18, '21
Julie & Chipr Behr
Karen McKeaney '88
Law Office of Melva Exner '77
Lisa Meehan P'22, Realtor, part of the Laurie Dau Team
Pasceri Family P'02, '97, '21
Sandy Pfeffer O'Connell '92 & Brendan O'Connell
Sewards Family P'23
Andrea McVeigh '85 & Carmelita Dillon '60 - Real Estate
Bala Electric Corporation &
Fulginitti Family P'24
Belz Frascatore Family '89
Hunt Engineering, Co.
SIMPL, Inc & O'Malley
Family P'16, '20
Stetler Family P'22
The Sharp Financial Group
Pub Box Supporter
Marlene Graphics, Inc.
We're in search of some great items! Please consider shopping for an item on our wish list.
Pub Table & Chairs
Outdoor Party Games
Yeti Coolers - Various sizes
Handbags/Totes - Designer Brands
Golf Outings -Threesomes/Foursomes
Vacation Homes - Weekend or Week Rental
Hair and Nail Packages
Gift Cards to create a Gift Card Tree
Lottery Tickets to create a Lottery Board
Wine Tasting Experience
Basket of Cheer - Wine and/or Spirits
Spirit Wear - High School or College themed
....plus other shopping finds or experiences!
For more information, contact Jeannine Hartz at 215-646-8815 x412 or email@example.com. We are kindly requesting all donations to be dropped off by Friday, February 5, 2021.
Volunteers play an important role in the success of any fundraiser. Please consider joining our committee to help with shopping, solicitation of gifts, event preparation/planning and more. Many hands make light work! One of our committee chairs will contact you.
Ann Fergione, Sandi Pasceri & Michelle Stetler
Gwynedd recently received a $50,000 dollar-for-dollar challenge grant from the prestigious E.E. Ford Foundation in support of leadership programming at Gwynedd.
Edward E. Ford Foundation grants are awarded to independent secondary schools throughout the United States through a competitive, comprehensive application and review process. The Foundation’s mission is to strengthen and support independent secondary schools and to challenge and inspire them to leverage their unique talents, expertise, and resources to advance teaching and learning throughout the United States.
To receive the funding, we must raise $50,000 by June 30, and our annual fundraising event qualifies as support of this challenge goal. Funding will provide our faculty and students with:
Initiate Faculty Leadership Training – A select team of teachers will attend intensive workshops on how to develop leadership competencies of students and assist the School in developing curriculum along with a faculty training-mentoring program at GMA. Funds will provide for training tuition, transportation, and faculty stipends.
Expand Student Leadership Summits – Gwynedd’s two-day prospective student summit (in its fifth year) and senior-student leader summit (in its second year) will be expanded into three tracks: 1) prospective student, 2) freshman-sophomore students, and 3) junior-senior students. Funds will enhance and develop new curricula, secure program materials, engage quality speakers, and supplement other program expenses.
Launch a Distinguished Speaker Series on Women and Leadership – Gwynedd plans to bring strong, successful, and professional women who demonstrate ethical leadership and inspire boldness to Gwynedd’s campus to speak to students, alumnae, parents, and others about their personal and professional journeys. Funds will provide for speaker stipends and travel, the purchase of books authored by speakers and other program materials, marketing, etc.
McAuley's Pub is named for Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy and the inspiration behind "She is the Future". Catherine's can-do attitude turned her experience of poverty and subjugation of women in 19th century Ireland into decades of academic opportunities for girls, empowering them to achieve their full potential and make a difference in the world.
Catherine was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1778. From the time she was a young child, Catherine saw her parents living their Catholic faith through service to the poor. Sadly, her parents both passed away before Catherine turned 21. When Catherine was 25, she was invited to be a live-in companion to a wealthy retired couple. Her faith and loving care for them and the needy people in the neighborhood was a powerful example for them, and they both became Catholic before they died and left their fortune to Catherine.
This inheritance gave Catherine the money she needed to establish a house to serve people in need. She purchased property in Dublin and a large house was built. It was called the “House of Mercy” and opened in 1827 on Baggot Street. It included a church, school, a work area for training the residents for jobs, and dormitories for the poor and any women who wished to join Catherine in her ministry.
Catherine did not wish to form a religious order. Nuns in Ireland in those days spent most of their time cloistered away from the people. Catherine was determined to serve. Catherine knew that to be a real help to the poor and needy, she needed to be among them so that she could see the realities of the struggles they faced on a daily basis.
The Archbishop of Dublin convinced Catherine that becoming a religious order would help her to serve more people. Catherine agreed, and she and two friends began training to become nuns. When they took their vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, they were allowed to include a vow of service to the poor, sick, and uneducated. Catherine’s order, the Religious Sisters of Mercy, was born in 1831. The nuns wore plain clothing and were known in Ireland as the “walking nuns” because they spent so much time in the community helping people.
In the 10 years between the founding and her death in 1841, Catherine established 14 independent foundations in Ireland and England. Today there are more than 6,000 Sisters of Mercy worldwide, and the order is recognized for having started many education and health care facilities around the globe.