After years of raising funds to benefit St. Mary Medical Center, The Community League has learned that the fundraising events with the best outcomes are entertaining, exciting, and fun. So we deliver an outstanding lineup of events each year. Information is provided below about our past events!
Franklin D. Roosevelt Home & Museum and Culinary Institute of America
“Live with Kelly” and Lunch at Carmine’s
Lights of Love
Annual Celebration at St. Mary Main Lobby and Chapel on December 6th
Everyone enjoyed listening to the beautiful music performed by the Bucks County Singers dressed for the holidays in Victorian clothing
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Bee Well Boutique Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Bee Well Boutique celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Monday, October 24, 2016. James Woodward, president and CEO of St. Mary Medical Center, commenced the ceremony with a welcome. Additional speakers included Maria Scenna, vice president of services lines and support services; Eileen Moser, chairperson of the Community League; Lil Schonewolf, director of volunteer services; and Lynn Carpenter, manager of the new Bee Well Boutique.
Countryside Tour of Lancaster County
A fun-filled day was had by all who attended the Amish Farm & House tour on October 20, 2016. Our wonderful tour guide educated us about the Amish culture followed by an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch meal enjoyed at the Good ‘n Plenty restaurant. The day concluded with local craft shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village.
St. Mary Community League Scholarship Luncheon
At a special luncheon on June 7, 2016, in appreciation of volunteering over 4230 service hours to the St. Mary Medical Center, the Community League of St. Mary was pleased to award scholarships to these wonderful teen volunteers.
Front Row: Lil Schonewolf, Visha Parmar, Yola Kane, Josephine Smith, Helena Hopenwasser, Helene Stangel, Selma Paul
Second Row: Vivian Levin, Nadezhda Suleimanov, Kiran Patel, Esha Gajjar, Lauren Boccardo, Lauren Chelenza, Sarah Silenok, Eileen Moser
Third Row: Irene Slaman, Suzanne Berman, Cindy Mazda, Brandon Cheuk, Ahaj Shroff, Justin Laigaie, Deardra Murphy
(Not pictured scholarship winner Bridget Geary)
The Garden at Mill Fleurs, June 14, 2016
Great times had by all enjoying the picturesque property and Gardens at Mill Fleurs in beautiful Bucks County.
Spring Lake House Tour
Just one of many very special houses on the annual Spring Lake house tour. Beautiful Day!
Historic Day in the Hudson River Valley
The Community League had a wonderful, educational, and entertaining Out & About adventure traveling along the Hudson River to the Rockefeller estate, Kykuit. We enjoyed lunch at Red Hat.
Reading Terminal Market Out & About Trip
Spring Into Fashion 2016
Pearl Buck Tour
We had a fun time painting butterflies and getting creative at the Artist Cellar in Yardley!
Kitchen and Garden Tour 2015
The Kitchen & Garden Tour was wonderful! Thanks to the homeowners for welcoming our guests; the many volunteers for being so thoughtful and kind; the chefs who provided delicious food in all five houses; the florists who gave amazing arrangements: and to everyone who helped make this annual fundraiser a huge success!
New York City Trip
The Community League of St. Mary Medical Center hosted an Out & About trip on Wednesday, September 29, to The Frick Collection in New York City. Internationally recognized as a premier museum and one of the top attractions in New York City, the Frick Collection evokes the splendor of the Gilded Age (1870s to about 1900) and at the same time testifies to the power of great art collections that inspire viewers today. Prior to the visit to The Frick Collection, travelers enjoyed a three-course lunch at the spectacular Loeb’s Boathouse Restaurant in Central Park.
Beehive Grand Re-Opening
Paxson Hill Farm Nursery
Old Westbury Garden
Spring Into Fashion 2015
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2nd Annual Spring Into Fashion Show! It was a great evening of laughs, smiles, amazing clothes and great models!
Easter Egg Hunt 2015
Then Cancer hallway Christmas wreaths
A very special thank you to all of the departments who participated in the 2014 wreath decorating contest sponsored by the Community League.
NYC Christmas Excursion
We had a great day in NYC, with all the smiles we didn’t even notice the rain!
NYC Broadway Trip
Kitchen and Garden Tour
We visited beautiful homes in the Yardley and Upper Makefield areas. We enjoyed savery samples in each home prepared by some of the areas’s finest chefs. Brunch/Lunch at the Washington Crossing Inn along with music from Bob Egan! It was a wonderful day!
Hortulus Farm’s landscape merges with naturalized shrubs and perennials along a stream and woodland. Particularly notable later in the season is a spendidly conceived kitchen garden. This 18th century 100-acre working farmstead is home to a colorful diverse family of farm animals, including horses, sheep, chickens, ducks, swans, guinea fowl, and pheasants. Founded in 2005, the Hortulus Farm Museum is a public showplace for the owners’ collection of Bucks County Impressionist paintings.
Northern Italian Wine Pairing Dinner
We learned how to prepare a delicious4-course dinner by owner Denis Chiappa. Wine expert Michael Conti chose five wines that pair beautifully with spinach and ricotta gnocchi with tomato butter sauce; shrimp in tomato caper sauce over risotto;pan roasted chicken with braised greens; caramelized onion and truffle jus; and chocolate dipped cannoli with ricotta filling. The wine was paired to match, skewing slightly more to big reds that stand up to the bold flavors on some Italian signature dishes.
2014 Caring for the Whole Woman Health Expo
The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne and Other Exhibits at The Barnes Foundation with Lunch at Jack’s Firehouse
Premiering at the Barnes Foundation, this tightly curated exhibition, for which we had a private guide, charted a thematic and chronological sweep of Cézanne’s still-life painting. We also enjoyed an audio tour of the Barnes Foundation’s permanent art collection that contained 69 works by Cézanne including 16 still lifes. After touring the Barnes, we traveled to 19th century Jack’s Firehouse in the Fairmount area of Philadelphia for a 3-course lunch. Much of the original mahogany interior, wood plank floors, and even the brass fire pole remain intact to provide one of the most unique dining settings in the region.
Annie B’s Kitchen “Back to the Grill”
Our favorite summer pastime–grilling indoors or out. We learned to make new and different meals all hot off the grill. Summer Vegetables, Sweet Corn on the Cob, Grilled Paella, Kebabs, Grilled Pizza, and Desserts! Great tastes combined with the smoky flavor that grilling imparts.
Volunteer Scholarship Luncheon
Downton Abbey Exhibit at Winterthur
This fun day started with a tram tour of the beautiful garden filled with color as the dogwoods, viburnum, rhododendrons, and azaleas are in full bloom. At the Winterthur Estate, guests enjoyed an array of elegant rarely-seen rooms used by the duPonts for entertaining plus beautiful spring floral displays. Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 40 historically inspired costumes from the show were displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by the real-life at Winterthur. Lunch was enjoyed at the Buckley Tavern immediately following the tours.
McCaffrey’s Day was held Wednesday, May 14, as part of a community outreach and fundraising effort. On this day, McCaffrey’s Grocery Stores donates 5 percent of total net sales to the St. Mary Regional Cancer Center. St. Mary doctors, nurses, colleagues and volunteers spent the day bagging groceries in support of this effort. In addition, a prize raffle, health screenings and information on St. Mary cancer services were also provided. All Proceeds Benefit the St. Mary Regional Cancer Center.
The Community League had a really fun and interesting time on their trip to New York City. The first stop on the tour was at Zabar’s, Citarella, and Wayfair Markets on the Upper West End, then there was time to enjoy lunch and shopping at the many wonderful restaurants in Eataly. The trip ended at Chelsea Market. Everyone seemed to really appreciate the beautiful weather and many friends.
Members of the Community League hosted this spring’s Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 16. The egg hunt is an annual tradition where children from the St. Mary Child Development Center visit with the Easter Bunny in the Cloister Garden. Colleagues and patients in the medical center enjoyed watching the youngsters happily scamper about finding the hidden treasures.
St. Mary Medical Center thanks its volunteers!
Community League members had a wonderful time at the volunteer luncheon on April 10, 2014. Approximatly 360 of St. Mary Medical Center’s 1,100 volunteers enjoyed the annual event that had a Hawaiian theme this year. This past year volunteers donated more than 100,000 hours at St. Mary.
Spring into Fashion 2014
St. Mary’s Next Top Models take to the Runway! The show featured fashions from Berta Sawyer and Chico’s for the ladies. The Hospital Pet Visitors, our favorite four-legged friends, modeled fashions from Dogs and Cats Rule. Men’s fashion were modeled by, doctors, nurses, and hospital employees. There was also children’s fashions and a silent auction. Click to check out photos from Spring Into Fashion
Once again the perennial favorite holiday fundraiser was a great success. For just $5.00 a light, the St. Mary Christmas Tree was all a glow. Located in the lobby, each light represented the name of a person honored. The lights of this beautiful tree spread joy to all patients, visitors and colleagues and has become a St. Mary tradition created by the Community League. Although the lights and tree are gone, each person who was honored continues to be on display, inscribed on a scroll in the chapel through 2014.