Mercy Service League raises $185,000 for Mercy Facility Transformation Project

 Mercy Service League's new officers

Mercy Service League's new officers

Group also installs new officers for the 2017-2018 fundraising year during annual membership banquet Canton, Ohio: At its annual membership banquet held recently at Courtyard Marriott, Mercy Service League presented Mercy Medical Center with proceeds from the 2016 Harvest Ball, which totaled $185,000. Last year’s Harvest Ball benefitted Mercy’s Facility Transformation Project to renovate the fifth floor orthopedic/observation unit.

“Mercy Service League is made up of a passionate, caring and very active group of volunteers, and since the group’s inception in 1975, the service league has played a vital role in helping Mercy carry out its mission,” says Elaine Campbell, director of Mercy Development Foundation. “Their work continually benefits patients, families, and communities Mercy serves in real and tangible ways.”

Under the leadership of outgoing president Anna Mavrakis, who just completed a successful two-year term, Mercy Service League continued to grow in membership and projects. The group held its inaugural Wine Women & Shoes event earlier this month at the Alex D. Krassas Event Center in Canton. The new fundraiser, which sold out several months in advance, offered attendees an upscale afternoon of shopping, wine tasting, silent and live auctions, and a high-energy fashion show, raising more than $250,000 to benefit Women’s Cancer Services at Mercy Medical Center.

During the membership banquet, the organization installed officers for the 2017-2018 fundraising year, including Julie Gill, president, Wendy Lichtenwalter, vice president, Erin Shea, treasurer, Donna Shadle, assistant treasurer, Kathy Cemate, recording secretary, Cindy D’Egidio, corresponding secretary, Anna Mavrakis, nominating chair, Catherine Adolph, membership chair.

Mercy Service League will hold its signature fundraising event, the 2017 Harvest Ball, on Saturday, October 21, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. This year’s theme will be Feast & Fantasy, and as always, it will be an evening of excitement, elegance, and music—the area’s only gala featuring no auction, no wallet, and no program.

About Mercy Service League

The mission of the Mercy Service League is to support the ideals and philosophies of Mercy Medical Center and the ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine through friendship, fellowship, and fundraising.

Service League members provide service, outreach, and education within the medical center and the community. For more information, visit

About Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Alliance, Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County.

Posted on May 31, 2017 .