ICCS Honors Retired High School Principal Sally Hermsdorfer with Spirit of Mercy Award

Immaculate Conception Cathedral School celebrated its Inaugural Baggot Street Dinner on Friday, March 20, 2015, during which faculty, staff and more than 100 guests honored retired high school principal Sally Hermsdorfer with the school’s first Spirit of Mercy Award. 

Mrs. Hermsdorfer was accompanied by her husband Art and her brother and special guest Archbishop of Seattle Peter Sartain.

Twenty-six years of service to Catholic education, particularly her 10 years at ICCS, where she served as principal for six years, made her the overwhelming choice to be the first recipient of the Spirit of Mercy Award. 

Located in Dublin, Ireland, Baggot Street is the location on which Catherine McCauley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, purchased a home in 1827 to provide a place for young, poor, working women and their children.   

In 1922, the Sisters of Mercy founded Immaculate Conception School, where the Mercy traditions of hospitality and service have continued for more than 90 years. 

Baggot Street recently became the formal name for the ICCS’s Annual Fund, which serves to keep tuition affordable for families by helping to provide financial aid and meet operating expenses not covered by tuition.       

Photo:  ICCS Retired principal Sally Hermsdorfer is pictured with her brother Archbishop of Seattle Peter Sartain (L) and Msgr. Val Handwerker, rector of IC Cathedral, after the March 20 ceremony during which she was honored as the school’s first recipient of the Spirit of Mercy Award.

Posted by Laura Hughes at 8:40 AM
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