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Mercy Connections Statement in Response to Systemic Racism

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our Commitment Mercy Connections humbly works for social and economic justice for vulnerable and marginalized people in our community. We live the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with a mission guided by a steadfast belief that every person, regardless of…

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UPDATE: 2020 May Luncheon SUSPENDED

UPDATE: 2020 May Luncheon Due to the current reality, I am writing to share the news that we are forced to suspend the Annual May Luncheon scheduled for May 5, 2020. This decision is heartbreaking as it is our one time of the year to be all together to celebrate Mercy Connections.  This event is…

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Mercy Connections to Honor Leslie McCrorey Wells at 2020 May Luncheon

Mercy Connections announces Leslie McCrorey Wells, co-owner of Pizzeria Verità, Trattoria Delia and Sotto Enoteca, as the 2020 recipient of the Catherine McAuley Award. Each year, Mercy Connections’ Board of Directors selects a person for this high honor who exemplifies compassionate service, leadership and commitment to building a just community. This prestigious award will be…

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What’s Best for the Children of Vermonters With Opioid-Use Disorder?

We are grateful to Ashley for sharing her incredible story in the Seven Days “Hooked” series. http://ow.ly/qWgU50x9cTw We at Mercy Connections first met Ashley when she was incarcerated and became a mentee in our mentoring program. Her journey is similar to other Mercy Connections’ participants. The intersection of poverty, substance-use disorders, and incarceration disrupts lives…

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WOMEN MAKING CHANGE Event Signature Sponsor – C2!

Mercy Connections Celebrates Entrepreneurship with Women Making Change Event In recognition of 30 years of championing women entrepreneurs, Mercy Connections’ Women’s Small Business Program (WSBP) will host Women Making Change, an evening dedicated to the women entrepreneurs making positive change in our community. This event will take place on October 1st at ECHO, Leahy Center…

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Mercy Connections honors Theresa Alberghini DiPalma at May Luncheon

photo of Theresa Alberghini DiPalma

Mercy Connections is honoring Theresa Alberghini DiPalma, Senior Vice President for External Relations at the University of Vermont Health Network, as this year’s recipient of the Catherine McAuley Award. Each year the Board of Directors selects a person for this high honor who exemplifies compassionate service, leadership and commitment to building a just community. The…

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Mercy Connections Board of Directors welcomes new members

Headshot collage of Amit Lodha (top left), Subha Luck (center foreground), and Leandre Waldo (top right)

Dawn Ellinwood, Chair of the Mercy Connections board, announces three new board members:  Amit Lodha, Subha Luck, and Leandre Waldo. We are grateful for this talented and diverse group of individuals who will have great impact on our work and mission individually and collectively as they join our existing board. “The Mercy Connections Board of…

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Mercy Connections to host 6th Annual Jazz Jam

Band performing on stage

Mercy Connections is excited to announce that their 6th Annual Jazz Jam will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 7-10 pm at Champlain College. The Annual Jazz Jam for Mercy Connections is an opportunity for the community to enjoy smooth jazz tunes performed by acclaimed local artists while supporting the mission of Mercy…

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Mercy Connections names Falcone next Executive Director

Lisa Falcone

John Bossange, Chair of the Mercy Connections Board of Directors, announced today that Lisa Falcone has been selected as the fourth Executive Director of Mercy Connections. In a statement to supporters, volunteers, and other members of the Board, Bossange said, “The Board of Directors engaged in an extensive search and met with several very qualified…

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Mercy Connections to honor Sara Byers at Annual May Luncheon

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Mercy Connections is pleased to share that Sara Byers, President and Co-Owner of Leonardo’s Pizza, will be this year’s recipient of the Catherine McAuley award. Each year the Board of Directors selects a person who exemplifies mercy values and the example of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. The award will be bestowed…

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