ICCS Honors Two Alumni at Annual Baggot Street Dinner

Immaculate Conception Cathedral School alumni, faculty, and friends gathered in the IC Cathedral parish hall for the annual Baggot Street Dinner on Friday, April 8, during which alumni Donna Hatley Glenn and John Sampietro accepted the school’s Spirit of Mercy Award. 

Glenn, a 1977 graduate of ICCS high school, and Sampietro, a 1983 middle school graduate, were recognized for their service to the Madonna Learning Center, a private, faith-based school for children and young adults with disabilities.  Both served on the steering committee for the Center’s $10 million “Transforming Lives, Building a Better Future” campaign to raise funds for a new, larger facility that opened in Germantown last September.

The ICCS Spirit of Mercy Award is an honor bestowed upon alumni and others who exemplify the Sisters of Mercy values through selfless service to others.  Named for the Dublin, Ireland street where Sisters of Mercy founder Catherine McCauley opened a home in 1827 for young, poor, working women and their children, the Baggot Street Annual Fund helps keep tuition affordable for ICCS families by providing financial aid and covering operating expenses not covered by tuition. 

Among the evening’s special guests was keynote speaker and longtime ICCS school board member Brother Joel McGraw.  Also in attendance was retired teacher Barbara Cuttrell who taught grade school to both honorees when they were students St. Joseph School.

The Sisters of Mercy founded Immaculate Conception School in 1922, where Mercy traditions of hospitality and service continue today.

Photo:  ICCS alumni Donna Hatley Glenn (high school Class of 1977) and John Sampietro (Middle School Class of 1983) hold the plaque that bears their names as the 2016 recipients of the Spirit of Mercy Award.  Presented annually at the school’s Baggot Street Dinner, the honor is bestowed upon alumni and others with ICCS connections who have demonstrated selfless service to others.


Posted by June LaPorta at 2:38 PM
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