Laker Legends Scholarship Gala

The 2019 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala was held on March 16!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala!  With your help the gala raised more scholarship money than ever before for deserving students.

The evening was filled with the true spirit of Mercy as well as plenty of laughs with old friends and new.  We are grateful to our Laker Legends and for everyone who played a part in a wonderful evening.

There is still time to be part of the “Virtual Raise the Paddle” auction for scholarships.  Please go to  Thank you and please enjoy the pictures and videos that were a special part of this year’s gala.

A Special Message from our Performing Arts Students

MPS performing arts students took time before they left to represent Mercyhurst Prep with performances at Disney World to send a surprise message to gala attendees.

2019 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala
A Night on Baggot Street*
Saturday, March 16, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Bayfront Convention Center

*Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland was the location of the first Mercy Ministry established by the Sisters of Mercy Foundress, Catherine McAuley.

You are invited to Mercyhurst Prep’s biggest party of the year!

Make plans to join us for a fun night of great food, fun, and fundraising to benefit MPS scholarships for deserving students.

If you can’t be with us at the Gala, please raise a virtual paddle to donate scholarship funds of any size.

Contact Lisa Nietupski at 814.824.2408 or by email if you have questions or if you would like to be a sponsor for the upcoming gala.

2019 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors:

Thank you to our Laker Legends Scholarship Gala Sponsors, so far.
There is still room for you!

President’s Circle Green and White
Mercyhurst University Anonymous
PNC Bank Kim Kelly Hill ‘76
  Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Laker Legacy Metz Culinary Management
Jim & Kathy Dammeyer, Honorary ‘15 Julia DeMarco‘70 and Joseph Persinger
Marquette Savings Bank Pennsylvania International Academy
Sisters of Mercy Community of New York & Pennsylvania West  
UPMC Health Plan Luck of the Irish
  Erie Day School & Dr. Karen Tyler
  Forte Marketing
  Marilyn Agresti Renkes ‘59

2019 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala Hosts

Annette & Michael Ahrens
Lindsay Cox Frank ‘08 & Thomas Frank
Jay & Ruth Alberstadt Dr. David & Lori Kruszewski
Alyson Amendola ‘89 & Matthew Cummings Ronald J. Kunco & Jessica Horan-Kunco ’89
Greg & Trina Baldwin Atty. Gery & Lisa Nietupski
John & Julia Bongiovanni Janet & Chuck Peters
Carl & Nicole Brugger Jon ‘86 & Susan Niland Reddinger ‘89
Dan ‘78 & Annette Vacanti Cullen ‘80 Judy Zimmerman’80 & Carmen Rosatti
Ed & Patty Curtin Chris & Maryellen Sorce
Mary Ellen Dahlkemper ’69 & Ed Lesser Dave & Kelly Stolar
Joe & Lisa Dobrich Nels & Karen White
Alice Edwards, Ph.D. Daniel & Susan Zimmerman

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