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Golf Fest Raises Nearly $60K

September 12, 2019
By Deb Daley

Nearly $60,000 was raised at Mercy High School’s 28th annual Driving for Excellence Golf Fest on September 9.  The event supports the school’s Negotiated Tuition Program, which provides tuition assistance to students based on each family’s unique needs and income.  More than 82 percent of families benefit from this program, and $1.8 million in tuition assistance is distributed annually.

With 156 golfers, the tournament featured a four-person scramble with a noon shotgun start.  To help offset costs for the event, 40 generous sponsors and patrons provided support.  J. Skinner Baking Company sponsors the annual golf outing.  Other premiere sponsors are PI Midwest, the Heider Family Foundation, the Sisters of Mercy and TD Ameritrade.   

Sr. Delores Hannon, RSM, President of Mercy High School, thanked the group for their participation and reminded them about the importance of raising money for the Negotiated Tuition Program.
“Your investment in Mercy has an impact.  Our graduates are confident, compassionate Women of Mercy who will make an impact in our community,” she said. 

First place finishers in women’s, mixed, and men’s teams were: [left to right in the pictures below]
Women’s: Jesse Gonderinger Sullivan ’05, Emily Gonderinger ’09, Christine Gonderinger ’12, and Jackie Roseland. 
Mixed: Patrick Bresnahan,
Kathy Burnham, Bobby Knowles and Annie Messersmith. 
Men’s: John Tischer, Chris Tischer, James Tischer, James Tischer and Borck Partlow. 

To see photos from this year’s tournament, check out