Women Making History - 2021

Women Making History 2021 Artwork

This is our 28th year to recognize outstanding women in our community! 

Due to COVID-19, this event will have a different look this year; however, it will still provide the opportunity to recognize and appreciate remarkable women all over Erie County.

This March, we will celebrate one previous recipient each day. 

A committee gathered to determine the individuals to be acknowledged based upon their continued belief and support to the Mercy mission. This unique look will be highlighted on all social media platforms and will feature a video upon conclusion.  

We welcome you to partner with us by participating as a donor. 

This pandemic has impacted how we celebrate the accomplishments of those who are assets to this community. However, we can create and foster an approach to continue the history of this incredible event.

A Celebration of Previous Recipients



Catherine McAuley Sponsor — $10,000


Anonymous Donor

Sojourner Truth Sponsor — $5,000

Dynamic Alumnae:

Catherine Anderson Mary Jo Fulton Mary Miller
Margaret Aste Joy Greco Sr. Rosemary O'Brien, SSJ
Maureen Barber-Carey Sr. Carolyn Gorny-Kopkowski, OSB Janet Pawlowski
Candace Battles Elisa Guida Lee Penman
Barbara Bauda Ann Halupczynski Judy Pratt
Jeanne Bender Colleen Hammon Willie Rahner
Betsy Bort Sr. Mary Herrmann, SSJ Laurie Root
Malinda Bostick Melanie Hetzel-Riggin Shirley Schell
Julie Chacona Sr. Phyllis Hilbert, SSJ Sr. Phyllis Schleicher, OSB
Edith Coccarelli Mary Hoffman Sr. Stephanie Schmidt, OSB
Christine Colao-Nickson Jessica Horan-Kunco Ann Scott
Rev. Cheryl Corneliussen Mary Ellen Lieb Gertrude Simmons
Debbie DeAngelo Sr. Rosanne Lindal-Hynes, OSB Mary Hembrow Snyder
Daria Devlin Sr. Patricia Lupo, OSB Linda Stevenson
Ellen DiPlacido Peggy Maier Mary Ann Tempestini
Nancy Dusckas Christine H. McClure Terese Vorsheck
Jane Earll Sr. Phyllis McCracken, SSJ Bettye Walker
Corrine Halperin Egan Sr. Miriam McMullen-Pastrick, OSB Vicki Washek
Julie Fedders Brenda McWilliams Mary Watson
Sr. Mary Fromknecht, SSJ Tina Mengine Pam Will

Martha Washington Sponsor Level – $2,500

Hallman Logo

Clara Barton Sponsor Level – $1,000

Tami Carrara
Thomas Elward

Other Sponsors

Anonymous Donors Emmaus Ministries
Benedictine Sisters of Erie Ina Fisher in Honor of Christine Hetz Phillips
Carl & Nicole Brugger Jennie & Chris Hagerty
Burton - Quinn - Scott Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. Wendy and Leah Humes
Cathedral Prep, Villa Maria Academy, and Mother Teresa Academy Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania
Custom Engineering, Co. Tungsten Creative Group

A special thank you to Meg Loncharic.