A View of the Harbor

An Evening to Benefit Mercy Learning Center

Sunday, October 1, 2017 • 5-8pm

The Country Club of Fairfield

A night of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a live auction, and inspiring stories of education and empowerment
over sunset views of Southport Harbor.


Yacht Seats: $500 | Schooner Seats: $250 | Sailboat Seats: $150

For sponsorship opportunities contact Mary Beth Claflin at marybeth.claflin@mercylearningcenter.org or complete our Sponsorship form.

A sneak peek at the live auction items available for bidding

Hamilton–Here or There ~ Score two “producer” seats to the revolutionary Broadway hit. Enjoy the show in its historic NYC birthplace or choose tickets for the Chicago production.

Roll Tide Roll ~ Four primo seats for America’s #1 college football team, ‘Bama as they play Tennessee in Tuscaloosa on October 21, 2017. Includes beautiful bed and breakfast lodging two blocks from the stadium, dinner at Fuzzy’s, THE local dining hot spot, and air transportation for four.

Take your driving game to the next level ~ You and a friend are in the driver’s seat at a full day of thrilling experiences at the exclusive Monticello Motor Club, America’s premier automotive country club, and private racetrack.

Santa Fe Sojourn ~ Stay for a week at an upscale compound once owned by Texas Governor John Connelly and featured in the movie “Game Changer”. There is room for up to 18 comfortably—perfect for a family reunion, corporate off-site or friends get-together with the main house and three casitas.

Dear Evan Hansen ~ Be in the seats, two orchestra seats that is, at the 2017 six time Tony award-winning smash hit Dear Evan Hansen… a poignant show exploring teen invisibility, love, and loss.

Winged Foot Golf ~ You and two friends will be hosted for 18 holes and lunch at the esteemed Winged Foot Golf Club, the 2020 host of the U.S. Open Championship.

And More…

Our Sponsors

Signature Sponsor
The Wilson Sheehan Foundation

Presenting Sponsor

Sound Sponsor
James and Donna Woods Orazio

Harbor Sponsors
Steve and Diane Parrish Foundation
Joan and Jeremy Frost
A Friend of Mercy Learning Center

Lighthouse Sponsors
Peter and Lynne Penczer
Hampford Research
Town Fair Tire Foundation
Molly Alger and Jay Dirnberger
Mountain Hill Investment Partners
O’Keefe Controls
The Castle Group at Morgan Stanley
Webster Bank
TD Bank, N.A.
Lorraine and Allen Noveck

Our Committee

Diane Parrish, Chair
Allison Allott
Molly Alger
Tammy Barry
Joan Bergen
Susan Burstein
Clare Clark
Karen Collett
Colleen Galligan
Laurie Gendell
Barbara Kleban


Ken Kleban
Debbie Krieg
Deborah Ludorf
Anna Maisner
Karen Mitri
Mary-Pat O’Neil
Maggie Rotanz
Paula Schooler
Susan Schroeder
Lorraine Wilson