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When talented, experienced, and devoted leaders

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are supported by an army of hard working volunteers

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who apply meticulous attention to detail and tasks

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to receive the support of many

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it really matters, for those who need it to matter.


Memories from MFA Benefit 2018

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2019 MFA Benefit

The Misericordia Family Association (MFA) Benefit is the annual celebration of all things Misericordia. Now in its 59th year, it has grown from a humble beginning as a dinner for 200 people to an evening of dinner, dancing, friendship and fun. The MFA Benefit, enjoyed by over 2,000 family members and friends of Misericordia, also serves as our iconic fundraiser, providing $1.3 million to support the mission of Misericordia. This Benefit evening is also the singular time that Misericordia’s families, friends, staff and residents come together to celebrate the inspiration found in Sister Rosemary Connelly’s enduring message. While it is organized and presented by Misericordia’s families, we invite all friends and future friends of Misericordia to join us in honoring Misericordia and all those who call it home.

MFA Members:

This website, www.mfabenefit.org is your "one-stop-shop" to make your online dinner reservations and for ALL information. 

We have placed all of the information that MFA Members need to help create a successful 2019 Benefit on our MFA Member Resource Page.  On this page you will find information and links for Dinner Reservations, Donation,  Auctions, Raffles, Volunteering, Online Ad Book submissions, Sponsorship Opportunities, Hotel Reservations/Parking, online documents and more!

Attending the Benefit:
We ask all guests to check in at the reservations table upon arrival. You will receive your table assignment, and the reservations staff will register your phone so that you will be able to bid electronically.

For those who do not wish to reserve online, printed invitations will still be available at Thome Reception and can be used with your "Reservations Form" enclosed in your packet. 2019 is our last year for paper invitations and we will be moving to an "Online Only: reservations format in 2020.

ONLINE Silent Auction Builds on Last Year's Success!
Once again, our Silent Auction will be ONLINE and bidding will be done electronically through your smartphone, tablet or computer. Last year’s move to online bidding proved very successful, and we will continue to use GiveSmart as a tool to bid electronically for silent auction items.

This is a perfect opportunity to invite distant friends and family members to bid or donate. We all have someone who would like to support our residents but can't attend the Benefit in person. Now they can participate online! Last year, for the first time ever, we received Silent Auction Bids (including winning bids) from participants who could not be present.


Once you register online and provide your email address and mobile phone number, you will be contacted by GiveSmart (our online bidding vendor) with more information.

For those attending the Benefit, If you do not have a smartphone or need help with bidding at the Benefit, professionals from GiveSmart will be available to assist you throughout our event.

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MFA Benefit Committee:

(click on name to contact)

Benefit Chaircouple
Tracie & David Platt

MFA Chaircouple
Sharon & Jim Solomon

MFA Fundraising
Barbara & Louis Goldman

MFA Treasurer 
Susan Ditzler
MFA Assistant Treasurer
Deborah Early

Ad Book
Patty Ramirez
Mary Piemonte
Kate & Elliot Kaufman

All Heart Raffle
Shauna Wellman

Buy It Now
Mark & Barb Cabin
Sharon & Walter Waltz

Candy Raffle
Julie Glassey
Jean Miller

Car Raffle
Jean & Bill Roth
Lisa & Barry Cruse

Cash Raffle

Pat & Tom Morgan
Pam & Jim Frayn

Celebrate Misericordia Raffle
MK & David Dungan
Readith Ester

Dining Room Set Up
Kathleen McGinnis
Jo Halleran

Gift Loading & Transport
Tom Halleran

Giving Tree
Merrily Smith
Debbie & Don Brashears

Hall Decorations
Mary & Terry Grubich
Gina Doherty
Lori Hill


Live Auction
Holly & James Jennings

Printed Materials
Eileen & Joe Huss
David & Diane Carpenter

Physical Planning & Design
Bonnie Zbaraz
Terry Remy

Photos
Jeff Silberman
Jean Suerth

Reservations
Laurie & Bill McCarthy

Signage
Bob & Julie Mercola
Mike & Tina Miles

Silent Auction
Margaret Dillon
Camille DeFrank
Kay Lunkes

Sponsorship
Jo & Tom Halleran
Sherry & Nick Scouffas

Volunteers
Ann Wilson
David Newcorn

Website
Jim Capraro
Becky Li

website: graphic design • Becky Li, construction and administration • Jim Capraro