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"Windows to the World" the 4th Annual Community Leadership Celebration


On Thursday, May 4th, hundreds of business professionals, community leaders, and friends of Marywood University came together to attend the University’s fourth annual Community Leadership Celebration.  This event was a very unique dining and entertainment experience.

Marywood’s Center for Athletics and Wellness was transformed into a mystical venue where statues came to life, living florals roamed the arena, and aerialists flew above the crowd, performing daring feats with effortless grace. 

Partygoers were treated to performances by some of Marywood’s most gifted students with musical selections from Godspell, and a jazz saxophone quartet, all while enjoying a culinary world tour, with specialties from New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Rome. The evening culminated with a performance by NYC Dueling Pianos, spurring spontaneous dancing on the floor!

We were excited to honor this year’s Lead On award recipient, Dr. Patrick Fricchione, who exemplifies a life of service and generosity to others. Proceeds from this year’s event benefit the President’s Innovation Fund, a newly established comprehensive fund that supports Marywood’s growth and innovation as an academic community.

 Although you were not able to join us, it’s not too late to make a donation to the President’s Innovation Fund. Your generous donation by June 30, will help to make it possible for Marywood to continue her mission of academic excellence.

You may visit to complete an online form or call our office.  If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Rosetti, Leadership Annual Giving Officer, at 570-961-4596 or email

Thank you for your consideration of support for Marywood and her students.


The Presidential Listening Tour Continues in Philadelphia

On September 29th Sister Mary Persico continued her Presidential Listening Tour in Philadelphia. The event was hosted by Lisa Lori, Chair of the Board and a Partner in Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, LLP. There were 22 in attendance, including the sixth oldest living Marywood alum. All reports say the event was lovely and the host most gracious. Thank you Lisa for a wonderful event.

  Lisa Lori, host of the Presidential Listening Tour in Philadelphia

  Attendees and Sister Mary Persico, President of Marywood University

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  Kay Walsh Murphy, Sister Mary Persico and Maryclaire O'Dea

  Dr. Raymond Heath, Mary Ellen McDonough and Laura Holbert

  Marianne Schimelfenig and Sister Mary Persico ....former classmates, still friends.

  Dr. Raymond Heath and Albert Stroble

  Ryan Jones and Sister Mary Persico sharing a smile and a crutch 

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  Kay Walsh Murphy and Maryclaire O'Dea the sixth oldest living Marywood alum at
  99 years young

Meet and Greet in Lehigh Valley

The first in a series of Listening Tours, presented by Sr. Mary Persico was kicked off by
the hospitality of Paula Talerico Bomboy, '70 with a Meet and Greet. There were 30 people
in attendance which included several new students, their parents, and many alums.

The event was held at Paula's home in Center Valley PA where new friendships were
formed and old ones renewed.Thanks to Paula and everyone that attended,
it was a lovely event.

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