Catherine McAuley Leadership Society

Vision. Leadership. Philanthropy.

mcauley leadership societyYour Catherine McAuley Leadership Society gift creates opportunities for our students to become leaders and co-creators, establishes connections between our students and the community around them and fosters curiosity in our students. You are the leaders of the Waldron Annual Fund. Thank you.

Named for the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, the Catherine McAuley Leadership Society is a group of alumni, parents and friends who demonstrate their commitment to Waldron Mercy Academy by giving $1,000 or more in unrestricted funds annually.

Mother Patricia Waldron Circle $10,000+
Sister Mary Walburga Circle $5,000+
Sister Marylou McFadden Circle $2,500+
Sister Mary Edward Circle $1,000+
Sister Patricia Smith Circle $250+


Bennett FamilyOur boys started attending the Montessori program, when they were four years old. While our school is located on a beautiful, Main Line property, historic building with a dedicated faculty and staff, we donate cheerfully for the children our school serves. It’s not just the families and children who benefit from Waldron Mercy Academy, but the whole community is positively affected when Waldron Mercy educates children to make smart, spiritually guided choices as they develop and grow. We feel the education our children receive not only prepares them for high school and college, but in the way they will interact with the world. Each year, we consider increasing our donations to WMA, as the investment in our children grows, and our friendships with all of you grow too. We are so grateful to Waldron Mercy Academy and all of its supporters, volunteers, and staff. Because of you, volunteering your time and talent and your generous donations, Waldron Mercy remains one of the most respected schools in the Delaware Valley and beyond. Please consider increasing your donations this year, and move WMA and our goals forward in more positive ways than we ever dreamed possible. Thank you so much for making the Waldron Mercy Academy experience life-changing for all of our children. Many blessings!

Steve and Evelyn Bennett, P '19 P'21
Catherine McAuley Leadership Society, parent chairs


R. Michael Scott, MD ‘54

I continue to feel to this day that my eight years at Waldron Academy gave me a tremendous head start for my eventual career in medicine. Our English, French and Latin language preparation and our history and geography education were far superior to anything my other high school classmates had experienced in their primary schools. I owe what has become a life-long love of the piano to devoted and gifted music teachers, in particular Sister Aimee Marie, who gave me piano lessons for months before my parents knew about it. The rigors of the Sisters’ educational model, although probably not in fashion today, taught us to be disciplined learners. I will always be grateful to the Sisters of Mercy for my Waldron Academy education.

R. Michael Scott, MD ‘54
Catherine McAuley Leadership Society, alumni chair

Greg Guffanti I cannot easily summarize why it is so important to me to support WMA. I spent 11 years there; the most formative early years. To this day I love learning and feel a tremendous gratitude to those in my life that helped grow that seed. I give to honor that gratitude and, more importantly, to help spread high quality education to the following generation.

Gregory Tsai Guffanti, M.D. ‘97
Catherine McAuley Leadership Society, young alumni chair
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