Dear Marymount College Alumna,
Since my last letter many alumnae and friends gathered in early June to celebrate with this year's alumnae awardees at the Marymount Jubilee, followed by Eucharist at the University Church. Then we enjoyed cocktail time and a festive dinner under the big tent with our tables dressed in blue and white with balloons in blue and white. Below, I've included some information from the program and photos from the Marymount Award Ceremony.
Patricia A. Cole, '74, President, Alumnae Association Board of Directors
Mary Heyser, R.S.H.M., '62, Marymount Alumnae Chaplain
Alumna of Achievement Award for outstanding professional or volunteer achievement - Mary Murphy, '66
Golden Dome Award for continuous service in the advancement of Marymount College - Helene Tanous, M.D., '61
Gloria Gaines Memorial Award for service to one's church, community and the College - Rita O'Shaughnessy
Induction of Honorary Alumna
Eileen Burchell, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, Office of the Provost, Fordham University
Patricia A. Cole, '74
In my last letter, I told you about the educational event at the Rose Hill campus of Fordham on the "Human Trafficking of Young Women." More than 200 people attended this event, many of who were Marymount alumnae. The next activity on human trafficking was the LifeWay Network fundraiser "Event Towards New Life," which was held at Marymount School in Manhattan. Some Marymount alumnae and SHM extended family attended or supported this event. We raised more than $34,000, but we still need about $100,000 more to open the safe house for survivors of human trafficking. Please let me know if you have suggestions of possible funders.
I hope you enjoy looking at all these pictures of your friends and alumnae celebrating the Jubilee and the May 26 Event Towards New Life. In September you will be hearing more about the RSHM EAP Volunteer Program, which will begin with volunteers helping at our RSHM Sponsored Works.
Remember to stay in touch with us. The Marymount Board can be reached at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. My contact information is email@example.com or (212) 535-6089.
Have a wonderful summer!
Mary Heyser, R.S.H.M.
Marymount Alumnae Chaplain