St. Mary Soirée



Saint Mary Soirée: Building Hearts, Minds & Futures

With Your Support, We Raised over $58,000 through the 2020 St. Mary Soirée!

Thank you for supporting the Saint Mary Soirée: Building Hearts, Minds, & Futures - A Campaign to Fund Our Facility, Generously Presented by City Plumbing

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, St. Mary Interparochial School hosted its St. Mary Soirée at the Union Trust Ballroom. This celebration was truly a night to remember!

Thanks to the generosity of our family and friends, St. Mary Interparochial School was able to raise over $58,000 in support of upgrading our school facilities so that we may continue to build our students’ hearts, minds, and futures. Thank you to all who helped make this year's event a success!

During the Soiree, guests participated in a 10 minute Mobile Giving Challenge, led by Mrs. Maryellen Raday (Parent '14), Ms. Grace Bridy ('12), and Ms. Betty Montgomery ('08). Our generous donors raised $13,330 during this 10-minute challenge - over 660% of our $2,020 goal! Thank you all for your generous donations during our Mobile Giving Challenge!

Thank You, Soirée Sponsors!

Soirée presenting sponsor


Heart and Rose Sponsor

Esposito's Meats & Fante’s Kitchen Shop

Scholars and Leaders Sponsors

Albergo Family

Gentile Family

Christina Haciski

Koger Family

Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter High School

Shining Light Sponsors

Kevin Barmann Real Estate Team

Binswanger Commercial Real Estate Services

Carvalho Connolly Family

Suzy Davis

Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture

Jeanne Meredith

Noble Dental

Ralph and Barbara Novotney

O'Donnell & Naccarato Structural Engineers

OW3 Architects

SBL Strategies and the Novotney Family

Tierney Family

Louis P. Tigano Elevator Consulting and Inspections


Mrs. Joann Sullivan

Legacy Leader Award

Joann Sullivan has dedicated her life to the advancement and sustainability of Catholic education.

Joann has shared her time and talent with the students and faculty of St. Mary Interparochial School for more than a decade as a member of the Advisory Board and Board of Limited Jurisdiction, where she chaired the Academic Committee from 2010 through 2015 and served on the Advancement Committee from 2015 through 2019. Joann has mentored and coached the St. Mary faculty and led the preparation of St. Mary’s submissions to the U.S. Department of Education, resulting in our school being distinguished as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

During her lengthy career as an educator, Joann has been a classroom and reading resource teacher, staff development specialist and educational consultant to Catholic schools across Southeastern Pennsylvania. She developed and implemented teacher training curricula and continuing education programs for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Diocese of Allentown and served as a consultant for the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Nonpublic Programs. She was the Faculty Liaison to the Parent Advisory Board of St. Aloysius Academy in Bryn Mawr and a member of the Foundations Board of Our Lady of Lourdes School in Overbrook. Joann has also served as a Consultant for the Philadelphia Writing Project, a program of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.

Joann’s support for her community is longstanding, including her past work at Southwest Community Enrichment Center in Kingsessing, as a parent volunteer at the Rosemont School of the Holy Child and the Baldwin School, and currently as a member of the Development Council of St. John’s Hospice and as a board member of the Green Byrne Child Care Center.

Global Philadelphia Association

Partner in Academic Excellence


Global Philadelphia Association was created to assist - and to encourage greater interaction among - the many organizations and people who are engaged in international activity in the Greater Philadelphia Region, to promote the development of an international consciousness within the region, and to enhance the region’s global profile. St. Mary Interparochial School is proud to partner with the Global Philadelphia Association in celebration of Philadelphia being designated as the first World Heritage City in the United States of America.

We thank our Soiree Committee for planning and orchestrating such an unforgettable night!

A very special thank you to our chair, Mrs. Susan Koger, for leading us through over a year of planning for our Saint Mary Soiree. Her leadership continues to shine here at St. Mary Interparochial School!

Thank you for supporting St. Mary Interparochial School!