Mercy Connections celebrates participants and honors Lisa Ventriss at Annual May Luncheon

Mercy Connections thanks the more than 450 community members who attended the annual May Luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center.  The room was full of generous sponsors and supporters.
Each year the Board of Directors selects a person who exemplifies mercy values and the example of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.  This year, the board honored Lisa Ventriss, President and CEO of Vermont Business Roundtable, with the Catherine McAuley award for living and modeling the values of mercy and lifelong service to others.

Lisa graciously thanked those in the room and honored the work of Mercy Connections,  “Mercy Connections is worthy of your trust, is worthy of your time, is worthy of your talent, and is worthy of your treasure.”
Attendees also heard testimonies from participants across various Mercy Connections programs. Mona Bruley, Bhavatarini Carr, Ange Greene, and Mark Karas all shared stories about the influence of Mercy Connections on their life and careers.

Mercy Connections is an educational values-driven non-profit organization living the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with an enduring concern for women.  By compassionately nurturing self-sufficiency through education, mentoring, entrepreneurship and community, people are empowered to make significant life changes.
Photo credit:  Karen Pike Photography