Sip ‘n Bid Guests Experience a Magical Evening

On November 19, 2022, Merion Mercy Academy celebrated its 46th annual Sip ‘n Bid, the school’s largest social fundraiser of the year. With the theme “Believe in the Magic,” the evening featured catering by “Feast Your Eyes,” led by Female Chef of the Year Lynn Buono; entertainment by the Merion Handbell Choir; the emcee talents of alumna and PHL17 meteorologist Monica Tassoni Cryan ‘06; plus hundreds of silent and live auction items including Merion Mercy spirit gear, home items, golf experiences, sports packages and memorabilia, and much more. As Director of Development Stacy Gallagher said, “It’s an evening celebrating our Merion community with familiar faces and new friends.” 

group of guests at fundraiser

Nearly 230 alumnae, current and former parents, faculty, staff and friends enjoyed the festivities, which raised over $100,000. Merion Mercy students and teachers are the direct beneficiaries of the evening as all funds raised are put to immediate use to support important updates and improvements throughout the school. 

Recognizing the generosity of the MMA community, Head of School Marianne Grace thanked the event’s many volunteers. “It takes countless hours of hard work and extraordinary effort to accomplish the goals of this spectacular evening. The commitment of our volunteers does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated,” she said.

We extend our gratitude to these Parent Committee Chairs:

Event Chairs:
Jake and Nicole Perretta Elguicze '91, P'22, '22

Silent Auction:
Mary Zsembik, P'20

Ann Tufano, P'26

Maggie Grimes, P'21, '24

Shannon Hall, P'24, '26

Student Raffle:
Eileen Kallmeyer, P'24, '26

Sports Baskets:
Stella Denn, P'21, '23

Neighborhood Baskets:
Marie Pat Romano, P'20, '24

Linda Dowd, P'25
Lisa Figge, P'25

Mobile Auction Data:
Meg Grady, P'19, '20

Finally, Sip ‘n Bid would not be possible without the support of its sponsors who are listed here.



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