In Fiscal Year 2022, the special events hosted in support of programs and patient services for the entire health system received $840,635 in donations. We are extremely grateful to our corporate sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants for their unfailing generosity.
Heat It To Beat It
In October, the 37th Annual Crab Feast and Hospice Day of Giving was held at the Timonium Fairgrounds to benefit Stella Maris. Guests enjoyed delicious catered meals, fun games, music, raffles, and auctions. The option to participate in a drive-thru pick-up was available for supporters who wished to enjoy crabs from a safe social distance. More than 20 committee members, 50 volunteers, and 625 participants made this year’s feast one of the best ever. After all expenses were paid, the event raised $132,345 in support of hospice care.
In April of 2022, Stella Maris offered its annual Tasting of Wine & Craft Spirits to 300 guests at the Grand Lodge of Maryland. Participants were able to sample and purchase wine, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and bid on more than 75 auction items. The event raised $91,685 to benefit long-term care services for the residents of Stella Maris. In 2023, we are excited to host the 20th anniversary of this event, which also marks the 70th anniversary of Stella Maris. We are grateful to Frank and Vanessa Boston for co-chairing “A Toast to Stella Maris’ 70th—A Very Special Tasting of Wine and Craft Spirits” on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
BreastFest, an annual “cocktails for a cause” event produced by our longstanding partner The Tyanna Foundation, kicked off in November. The Tyanna Foundation works tirelessly to raise awareness about breast cancer and make it less prevalent on the planet. Known for their slogan “Save the Girls,” the Tyanna Foundation celebrated its
25th anniversary in Fiscal Year 2022 and their BreastFest event donated $50,000 in support of the work done at the Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy. They have raised more than $2 million to support our Breast Center.
The Mercy Advocate Society for Events
The Advocate Society recognizes individuals whose volunteer leadership and involvement played a vital role in supporting the mission, values, and philanthropic vision of Mercy Health Services between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. We are indebted to these individuals who ensure that the mission and values of the Sisters of Mercy endure.
2021 Mercy Heat It
To Beat It Committee
Mary Beth Coyne
2021 Stella Maris Crab Feast
and Hospice Day of Giving Committee
Sonia Fierro-Luperini, M.D.
Mary Beth Kelly
2022 Stella Maris
Wine Tasting Committee
Frank D. Boston, III, Esq., Co-Chair
Vanessa Boston, Co-Chair
Beth Donahoo, M.D.
The Tyanna Foundation