In March of 2015, Gina Strianese from Mercy's Class of 2002 sadly passed away. Everyone who knew Gina is saddened by her passing and committed to honoring her memory. Her family and friends have decided to create a scholarship at Mercy to honor Gina's memory and to ensure her legacy will live on. This scholarship will serve as a tribute to Gina and will directly benefit young women wanting to attend Mount Mercy Academy.

 There will be a fundraiser to benefit the GINA STRIANESE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP on Friday, July 21st 2017. This event is being held at the Knights of Columbus, 261 South Legion Dr, South Buffalo, from 6pm - 10pm. A $20 donation will include beer, wine, pop and pizza. Also available will be a cash bar, basket raffle, 50/50 and much more, including live music.

 We are looking forward to your support for this event and scholarship.  There are a few ways you can help. Please consider attending the party, purchasing a ticket, donating a gift or basket for raffle or making a donation directly to the Gina Strianese Memorial Scholarship fund.

 Event tickets can be purchased through one of the committee members or at Mount Mercy Academy through Tina Scarpello Webster '91, Alumnae Relations Manager. You can donate gifts or baskets the same way, through the committee, including Bob Strianese, Gina's father, or through Mount Mercy. Donations to the scholarship can be made with checks sent to Mercy made payable to Mount Mercy Academy and Gina Strianese Memorial Scholarship in the memo section.

 For any additional information please contact Tina Webster at or (716) 825-8796 ext. 308. Or please consider contacting one of these Mount Mercy Academy alumnae committee members:

Kris Sanders Parisi '75 -

Sue Nigrelli Danahy '82 -

Kate Trillo Blake '81 -

Mary Beth Billittier Darling '87 -

You can also contact Gina's father, Bob Strianese directly for tickets, basket or other donations - 716-983-1263. 

 Thank you for helping us to honor Gina's memory! Gina will always be remembered in a special way by those who loved her and by her Mount Mercy Academy classmates. We are hopeful that you will support the establishment of the Gina Strianese Memorial Scholarship.  This will help a deserving young woman attend our alma mater and make their own important contributions in the world by continuing the Spirit of Mercy. We hope that you will join us in honoring Gina in this way.