Catherine McAuley Society

Catherine McAuley Society

The Catherine McAuley Society is a women’s philanthropic group supporting the fundraising efforts of the Friends of Mercy Foundation. Members continue the incredible legacy of Catherine McAuley, Foundress of Mercy Hospital’s founding congregation — Sisters of Mercy. Her selfless acts of kindness, generosity and commitment to those less fortunate is what makes her legacy so special and what inspires our members to continue to support our fundraising efforts. As a member of the Catherine McAuley Society you will have the opportunity to follow in her footsteps and impact our community in a positive way. 

Membership in the Catherine McAuley Society requires a $1,000 gift each year you are a member. Members are invited to three hosted luncheons over a twelve-month period and as a group vote to direct 100% of society funds to the Mercy Hospital project that is most meaningful to them. 

Would you like to become a member of this women's philanthropic group supporting the fundraising efforts of the Friends of Mercy Foundation? Join now and pay via credit card by clicking the “Donate Now” button. You can also send in your donation of $1,000 to the Friends of Mercy Foundation at PO Box 119, Bakersfield CA 93302 or contact or (661) 663-6700.

Since this group's founding in 2005, more than $1,284,000
has been raised in support of:


2016/2017 (152 Members) –
Blue Light Cystoscopy System to enhance the detection and management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer – this unit will be the only of its kind between Los Angeles and Fresno; and a Microtome used to diagnose many conditions including early stages of cancer

2015/2016 (142 members) - Advanced equipment used to treat patients suffering from cardiac arrest and pneumonia

2014/2015 (155 members) - Breast MRI to assist with the early detection of breast cancer

2013/2014 (148 members) - 4D Echocardiogram used in the diagnosis of heart disease

2012/2013 (137 members) - Sleeper chairs and sofas providing comfort to our patients and families

2011/2012 (131 members) - Upgrades to operating rooms primarily used for cancer related surgeries

2010/2011 (119 members) - Specialized technology for monitoring and treating Mercy’s tiniest patients

2009/2010 (105 members) - State-of-the-art ultrasound to detect cancerous tumors; and heart defects in babies

2008/2009 (91 members) - Skin ulcer prevention equipment to better treat elderly and bed-ridden patients

2007/2008 (80 members) - Lifesaving training equipment for Mercy’s caregivers

Charter Year (54 members) - Nursing scholarships for single parents

For recent and past luncheon photos, please visit the Friends of Mercy Facebook page.

Current Catherine McAuley Society Members - Year 11

Cherie Aaron

Maureen Andrew

Antonette S. Anich*

Marcelle Ansolabehere*

Rosemary Anspach*

Sandy Banducci*

Kay Beavers

Mary Berry

Terry Berry

Edith Bianco

Lynda Bittleston

Tricia Bland

Michele Borel

Doreen Boylan-Abrams*

Ann Braun

Brenda Brown

Alissa Buckey*

Vicki Burger

Sharon Bush*

Sister Cris Caballero

Beverly Camp

Pat Campbell*

Debbie Cappello*

Naida Carlton

Patti Carroll*

Sylvia Cattani*

Susan Cerri-Buck

Jennice Cerrina

Julie Cesare 

Rose Cinquemani

Becky Clark

Terri Collins

Janet Craft

Kathy Crettol

Sarah Crowley

Jennifer Culbertson

Linda Dane

Joan Dezember*

Fern DiNicola*

Sister Sherry Dolan 

Gloria Dominguez

Joyce Downs

Jennifer B. Drake 

Simona Dulcich

Adel Durando*

Mesha Elliott

Cherilee Ezell

Gina Fanucchi

Judith Fanucchi

Kimberly Fiorini

Debbie Fowler

Marilyn H. Fowler

Judy Franconi*

Jan Froehlich

Sheila Fry

Mary Gamboni

Catherine Gay

Cynthia Giumarra

Keri Gless

Jan Glinn

Sister Josie Gonzales*

Carol Grumbles

Brenda Haskell

Catherine Haupt

Mikie Hay*

Lauren Helper

Ann Hine

Beth Hoffmann

Patricia Houchin

Debbie Hull*

Christine Icardo

Cynthia Icardo*

Nancy H.K. Johnson

Cindy Jones

Germaine Kimm

Lisa King

Karen Krausse-Roesle

Diane Lake*

Valerie Lallo

Dee Ann Lantz*

Marianne Laxague

Mary Lewis

Lesa Mackessy

Mary Mazzei*

Ronda Mazzei

Louise McCarthy

Betsy McMurtrey

Theresa McNally

Cindy Meek

Sister Judy Morasci*

Mary Ann Mulkay

Beth Nahama

Lily Nahama

Marjorie Nixon

Nancy Nusbaum

Cheryl Palla

Beth Pandol

Carolyn Pandol

Mona Pankey*

Laura Pascoe

Barbara Patrick

Robin Peer

Patty Plank

Becky Porter

Lila Pankey Ray

Sandra Reider

Mary C. Richardson

Monique Roberts

Linda Rojas

Arlene J. Roland

Chris Romanini

Erika Romanini

Alexis Roy

Sister Mary Hope Sanchez

Barbara Sandrini*

Florence Schroeder*

Joellyn Schroeder

Sandi Shepherd

Juliet Smith

Karen Stanley

Sheryl Stuhr

Mora Tang

Terry Thelen

Jane Toller*

Donna Toretta

Brooke Trybul

Jane Uhalt*

Marilynn Unruh

Patty Vignolo

Joan Wallace

Lynn Ward

Kathy Wells

Katie Werdel

Sue Williams

Donna Winkley

Agnes Wu, MD

Angela Wyatt

Patty Young

Jennifer Zahry

Dominique Zaninovich

Katy Zaninovich

Tammie Zaninovich*

Theo Zaninovich