October 2018
In This Edition
  • Reunion Updates
  • News & Announcements
  • Roll Call
  • Class Notes
  • From the Mercy Archives
  • Upcoming Events
Reunion Updates
Upcoming Reunion Dates

Keep an eye out for your next reunion by checking here!
Class of 1963 - 55th Reunion

Class of 1978 - 40th Reunion

Class of 1983 - 35th Reunion
  • Contact Pam Harper Horst
  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Mission Rock Resort/Fireside Lounge

Class of 1993 - 25th Reunion
 Class of 2008 - 10th Reunion

Looking Ahead

Class of 1960 - 60th Reunion in 2020

We still need coordinators to celebrate these milestone years too: '73, '98, '13.

If you would like to start the planning committee for your class reunion, or if you have more information about these reunions, please email Georgia Wasley '09, Alumnae Development Officer , at gwasley@mercyhs.org .
Reunion Recaps
The Class of 1958 (pictured above) celebrated their 60th reunion on September 16 in the M Lounge at Mercy High School. More than 50 alumnae gathered to celebrate this milestone!
The Class of 1975 (pictured above) enjoyed an intimate gathering in Rist Hall on September 23 as they celebrate their 43rd reunion. There is already chatter for their 45th!
Members of the Class of 1988 celebrated their 30th reunion at Thirsty Bear Brewing Co. on September 8. Laughs and memories were shared by all!
Alumnae Open House, All-Class Reunion
The Alumnae Open House, All-Class Reunion was a hit! On September 28, Skippers from every decade took their elevator passes to the 4th floor to enjoy small bites and drinks while reminiscing with classmates, looking through yearbooks, dipping their toes in the pool, meeting Mercy sisters from other classes, and walking the halls, remembering their days in uniform!

It was an honor to host our alumnae and celebrate the Mercy Sisterhood together. The laughter and smiles shared by everyone who attended were infectious. You always have a home here—it is our hope that you will visit often and soon!

Share your photos from the event! Georgia Wasley '09, Alumnae Development Officer , at gwasley@mercyhs.org .
News & Announcements
Call for Holiday Boutique Vendors!
Are you an artist, designer, or crafts(wo)man? Be a part of the holiday season at Mercy by joining us as a vendor at our annual Holiday Boutique! Friends, parents, and community members alike will gather at this festive event, raising essential funds that directly support our school and our students.

Date: Saturday, December 1
Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: McAuley Pavilion, Mercy High School

Contact Bekah Paige, Director of Development, bpaige@mercyhs.org
Let’s Set Sail! All-Alumnae Coastal Cruise January 2020

Alexandra Millard Ghiozzi '89 is a franchise owner of Cruise One and is organizing a “Mercy Cruise,” especially honoring her classmates for their 30th reunion. All Mercy alumnae and their guests are invited to set sail on January 22, 2020 on a 5-night cruise to San Diego and Ensenada!

Thirteen grads from the Class of 1989 have already signed up! So grab your fellow Skippers and come aboard! This is not to be missed!

A donation of $25 per cabin will go to Mercy High School in honor of your graduating class!

Contact Alexandra Ghiozzi '89, aghiozzi@cruiseone.com , (925) 240-0932 or
Georgia Wasley ‘09, Alumnae Development Officer, gwasley@mercyhs.org
Get Your Alumna Varsity Cardigan
Support your alma mater and showcase your Mercy pride by ordering an exclusive Alumna Varsity Cardigan! Your order includes your grad year embroidered on the sleeve. Proceeds support the young women of Mercy High School, San Francisco.

The Alumnae Directory Project Has Begun

Mercy High School has partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) to manage a significant alumnae data and directory update. The project kicked off in July 2018 with the data-update process and will last through Fall 2018. Printed alumnae directories will be available to order and set to arrive in Spring 2019 (digital versions of the directory will also be available for purchase). In addition to the directories, PCI representatives will also be selling Mercy-branded items such as t-shirts and travel bags. All alumnae are encouraged to confirm or update their contact information with PCI.

We have received some feedback from our alumnae about PCI during this project. We want to thank you for your contacting us about your experience and want you to know that your feedback is being communicated to PCI. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve our alumnae contact information through this project. This information is essential to Mercy's current and future alumnae engagement efforts.

For questions, please refer to this FAQ page or contact Georgia Wasley '09, Alumnae Development Officer, gwasley@mercyhs.org .
Calling all St. Gabriel School Grads

Join St. Gabriel School in celebrating 70 years of excellence at their 70th Anniversary Celebration!
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: Open House 3-8 p.m.
  • 3 p.m. School Tours
  • 5 p.m. Alumni Mass
  • 6 p.m. Twilight Tours
Location: St. Gabriel School,
2550 41st Ave, SF 94116

RSVP to St. Gabriel School
(415) 566-0314, ext. 70
All Catholic School Reunion: Classes of 1962 & 1966

You are invited to a bring-your-own-lunch gathering for 1962 San Francisco Catholic Grammar School Alumni and 1966 San Francisco Catholic High School Alumni.

Let's do Lunch '62 and '66
Date: October 6
Time: 12-7 p.m.
Location: Pine Lake Park at Sigmund Stern Grove

Contact organizer Alex Koodrin, letsdolunch62and66@gmail.com, (415) 298-0459.
Help Identify Valedictorian of Your Graduating Class

Were you valedictorian of your class or do you remember who was? Mercy would like to compile a complete list of our valedictorians for our alumnae records.

Contact Georgia Wasley '09, Alumnae Development Officer, gwasley@mercyhs.org
Roll Call: Grads who recently "checked in"
Anne Marra Doran '56
Current City: Arvada, CO

Jeanne Esse Lagutaris '57
Current City:  Tehachapi, CA

Linda Maggio Austin '60
Current City:  Lincoln, CA

Teresa Ward Shirron '72
Jenny Fung '05
Job Title: Finance Manager at Upsight, Inc.
Current City:  Daly City, CA

Lyra Dimapasoc Ameigh '09
Job Title:  Special Ed Instructional Assistant for Dublin Unified School District
Current City:  San Ramon, CA

Class Notes: News About You
Victoraine Faenzi Benedetti '58 moved to Novato, CA and is now retired and widowed. She has four children, eight grandchildren (6 boys and 2 girls), and two great grandchildren (one boy, one girl). She is enjoying life, thanking God everyday for life, health, and happiness.

From the Mercy Archives
From the 2011 Mercy News
From the 1975 Yearbook
Share Your Mercy Memories With Us!

We have a special request from all who have attended Mercy High School - WE WANT YOUR PHOTOS and YOUR MEMORIES OF MERCY!

Please email your pictures with a caption to Georgia Wasley '09, Alumnae Development Officer, at gwasley@mercyhs.org .
Upcoming Events
Save the Date!
Women’s Leadership Conference
Friday, November 2

Fall Play Sip ‘n Social
Saturday, November 17 | 5:30 p.m.
Holiday Boutique
Saturday, December 1 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Stay Connected with Mercy
Update your contact information with Mercy so you can receive news and announcements about alumnae events and reunions!

We love to know how our alumnae are making a difference in our world!

Alumnae Questions? Contact Georgia Wasley '09, Alumnae Development Officer, at 415-872-0968 or gwasley@mercyhs.org.
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Our Mission

Mercy High School, San Francisco, educates women to pursue lives of spiritual and intellectual depth, determination, and daring action to improve our world as an inclusive, Catholic, college preparatory community enlivened by the Gospel of Jesus and the charism of the Sisters of Mercy.