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Julia, Jane, and Maureen O’Sullivan are joined by Katherine Redanz at the Alumni Gift Gathering Party held to benefit the 2014 McAuley Gala.

BY: Catherine Miller | February 11, 2014

SOUTH BUFFALO - Jane and Michael O’Sullivan, along with Fred and Lisa Kirisits, will be co-chairpersons of this year’s Mount Mercy 2014 McAuley Gala scheduled for Saturday, April 5. This year’s theme will be “The Roaring Twenties and all that Jazz”.

Prior to gala night several gift gathering and fundraising parties are planned in support of Mercy’s largest event night of the year. The purpose of the parties are to give an opportunity for parents, alumni and friends of Mt. Mercy to join together in celebration of MMA while supporting the McAuley Gala.

Recently the Alumni Association planned a gift gathering luncheon at Curley’s Bar and Grill. The luncheon produced a great collection of items that will be used for auctions and raffles at the upcoming gala.

Special raffle items will include a Vera Bradley 6-piece collection set, a $1000 shopping spree to the mall of your choice, four 100 level tickets to the Sabres game on April 8, large flat-screen TVs and other great prizes.

Also available will be an exclusive “Lady Gaga Night” which will include four prime location tickets to the concert, along with dinner and transportation. Additional great surprise auction items are in the works.

Saturday, March 1 the MMA Parent’s Guild will be hosting a Gala fundraising party for parents and friends of Mt. Mercy at Striker’s Bowling Center in West Seneca. Stop by Striker’s Bowling Center at 50 Michael Road, West Seneca to join in this entertaining evening of networking with parents and friends of Mt. Mercy. All parents, past, present and future, are invited to attend.

Admission for the Striker’s fundraiser event is $20 and will include wings, pizza, pop and open bar. The MMA Parent’s Guild will be holding a basket raffle and 50/50 raffle throughout the evening.

The McAuley Gala helps to support the scholarship and academic programs at MMA.

With Fred Kirisits, the MMA Music Director, serving as one of the co-chairpersons for this year’s “Roaring Twenties” McAuley Gala the event is sure to be a roaring good time filled with ragtime music, Charleston dancing and all that jazz.

Start shopping for your double-breasted suit and flapper dress and save the date for this year’s gala scheduled for Saturday, April 5.

For more information on sponsoring the April 5 McAuley Gala event or for purchasing tickets for the March 1 Striker’s fundraiser contact Mt. Mercy Special Events Manager Leanne Maloney at 825-8796 ext. 306.

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