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
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.
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.