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Mothers' Association


President – Carrie Wiemer

Vice President – Nicole Thomas

Past President – Amy Bounds

Secretary – Terri Cappelli

Treasurer – TBD

Head of School – Deirdre V. Cryor

Director of Institutional Advancement - Vic D'Ascenzo


Volunteer Coordinator - Terri Prendergast

Marketing Coordinator – Christine Conners

Online SCRIP Coordinator - Patty Szipszky

Mission Statement

The Mothers’ Association seeks to foster a spirit of goodwill 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.

Get Involved

Mothers meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Harron-Bruder Dining Room on the following dates:

September 10, October 8, November 12, January 14, February 11, April 14. All mothers are invited!


Christmas at the Mansion Friday, November 22

Fall Book Fair, December 2-9

Secret Santa Workshop, December 5

Mother Daughter Mass and Brunch, Sunday, February 9

Heart Gala Saturday, March 7

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8

Senior Graduation Reception, June 4

Christmas at the Mansion
Christmas at the Mansion is a special holiday evening held in the 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 student 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, wrapping gifts purchased by the students and breaking down the workshop.

Annual Heart Gala and Auction
The Annual Heart Gala 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. Guests enjoy a delicious dinner, open bar, live music, silent and live auction, 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 Brunch
The Mother/Daughter Mass and Brunch begins with Mass and is followed by a delicious lunch, raffle prizes and a little mother and daughter time! 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, 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. 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. 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.



Updated 10-24-19