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Mothers' Association


President – Amy Bounds

Vice President - 

Past President – Alayne Bell

Secretary – Seana Martinelli

Treasurer – Sloane Davis

Head of School – Deirdre Cryor

Director of Institutional Advancement - Vic D'Ascenzo


Hospitality/Decorations Coordinator - Donna Lockings

Volunteer Coordinator - Terri Prendergast

Marketing Coordinator - 

Event Assessment Coordinator - 

Online SCRIP Coordinator - Patty Szipszky

Faculty Bonus Coordinator - 

Box Tops Coordinator - Mary Pat Heilmann

Fundraising Coordinator - Mary Pat Heilmann

Artistic Coordinator - Heidi Sharkey

SH Liaison Keeper of the Heart -

SHAngels Meal Deliveries - Betsy Gordon

Mothers' Alumnae Coordinator - Heidi McIntyre

Alumnae Liaison - Corinne Benditt Fry '94

Mission Statement

The Mothers’ Association seeks to foster a spirit of good will within the school community and assist Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr in financial support and opportunity to the faculty and students. The MA would like to continue to deliver high quality school events and maintain a nurturing sense of community. Please join us at the meetings to see how you can make a difference in your daughter's school. Many things can be done from home. Unable to make the meetings? Feel free to open the meeting minutes below to learn more about what great things we are planning.

Get Involved.

Mothers meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Main School House Dining Hall on the following dates. All mothers are invited whether you signed up to volunteer for something or not.


Let's strive for five volunteer hours per SHA family!


Harvest Fest, October 21

Christmas at the Mansion Friday, November 16

Buy a Pie - Give a Pie Fundraiser, November 5-­20

Fall Book Fair, December 3-7

Secret Santa’s Workshop, December 6

Heart Gala Saturday, February 23

Mother Daughter Mass and Luncheon Sunday, April 28

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10

Spring Book Fair, May 6-10

Senior Graduation Reception, June 6


Fall Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser
Buy a Pie~Give a Pie

The SHA Mothers' Association Fall Fundraising/Community Service Event, “Buy a Pie ~ Give a Pie” enables families to purchase Linvilla Orchard’s Pies for their Thanksgiving Feast to support our school, while also helping out over 800 local families in need by purchasing donation pies. The donation pumpkin pies will be given to the SHA CSC Thanksgiving Basket Drive. Buying pies is a generous way to give back during the Thanksgiving Season.

We will also need volunteers to help pack and distribute the pies for pick up on November 18, 19 and 20.

Christmas at the Mansion
Christmas at the Mansion is a special holiday evening held in the Schoolhouse Mansion. The Mansion is beautifully decorated for Christmas and attendees are treated to a night of delicious food, drink, raffle prizes and early Christmas shopping. Our very own Choir kicks off the holiday season with a performance of Christmas carols.

Volunteers are needed for decorations, invitations, registration, beverages and vendors. Volunteers are also needed for taking down decorations at the end of Christmas break.

Book Fairs
Student Book Fairs are held in the school library in the fall and spring for Lower and Middle School Students.
Volunteers are needed to help set up the book fair in the library, act as cashiers during the fair and help break down the fair after it is over.

Secret Santa Workshop
Santa’s Workshop is a special event for our Lower School students. Tables with small gifts are set up on the Sun Porch and each of the lower school classes are given a time slot for students to come to the workshop and buy Christmas gifts for their family members.

Volunteers are needed to shop for gifts prior to the workshop, help set up the workshop, assist the students with shopping, wrap gifts purchased by the students and break down the workshop.

Annual Dinner Dance and Auction
The Annual Dinner Dance and Auction is the Mothers’ Association’s biggest fundraiser of the year and requires the help of many volunteers. This is a themed event held in late winter or early spring, either in the Dooley Gymnasium or an offsite venue. Guests enjoy a delicious dinner, open bar, live music and unique prizes raffled throughout the evening.

Volunteers are needed for Computer input, Silent Auction Table Captains, Live Auction, Procurement, PR, Set-up, Registration, Check-out and Decorating.

Mother/Daughter Mass and Luncheon
The Mother/Daughter Mass and Luncheon is a festive, themed event held each year in May. The day begins with Mass and is followed by a delicious lunch, raffle prizes and a little mother and daughter shopping! This event is attended by parents, students, faculty and friends of Sacred Heart. Volunteers are needed to help organize the event, establish a theme, invitation design, identify a venue, select a menu, extend invitations to vendors, coordinate the Senior gift and organize gift baskets to raffle.

Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is organized to show our appreciation for all that our Sacred Heart teachers and staff do for our daughters. It is held the first week in May and faculty and staff are treated to a special breakfast on Tuesday and special lunch on Wednesday. Volunteers are needed to solicit breakfast and lunch food items and organize set-up and clean-up committees.

Senior Graduation Reception
The Senior Graduation Reception is held in the Mansion Dining Room immediately following Commencement in the gym. Graduates and families gather to celebrate together while enjoying food that is purchased and homemade by school families. 10th and 11th Grade Parents and other Volunteers are needed to contribute food, set-up, clean-up. 11th Grade parents train the 10th Grade parents for hosting the following year’s reception.

BoxTops 4 Education
Sacred Heart participates in the “BoxTops for Education” program. BoxTops are collected by Sacred Heart Families from General Mill’s products throughout the year and then they are submitted for money for the school.

Volunteers are needed to help collecting and keeping counts for Red & White Teams, updating newsletters, managing our account online and encouraging parents to sign-up online.

Hospitality Committee
The Hospitality Committee provides food and drink for Mothers’ Association meetings/socials, Back to School Nights and other assistance on an as-needed basis. Hospitality also decorates the entrance to the Mansion for various holidays throughout the year.

Marketing Committee
The Marketing Committee is a new committee that has been organized to promote events within the Mothers’ Association, our school and into the community. The group will work closely with our Director of Communications and Marketing.

Volunteers are needed to attend and photograph MA events, write articles and submit them to newspapers and other marketing outlets.


Updated 11-01-18