Leadership LackAwanna Core Project Collaboration

Leadership Lackawanna, a program of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, has selected the Catherine McAuley Center’s proposal to create an Outdoor Learning and Activity Center as its Core Program Project for 2019-2020. The activity center will provide opportunities for our mothers and children to spend time and interact with one another in an environment that is safe and stimulating. This is especially important during the summer months when our children do not have the benefit of structured learning activities provided in school and their families lack the resources to enroll them in camp.

The activity center will be designed this spring with set-up and installation to follow with an opening day event to be scheduled in June. Public fundraisers to support the project, such as an upcoming Happy Hour at Harry’s in Scranton on March 12, will compliment the funds already raised by the McAuley Center and help raise awareness of our programs that reach beyond housing to empower families toward future success.


Swing for Mercy Golf Tournament
Save the Date: Monday, June 22, 2020 at the Wyoming Valley Country Club

A fundraising golf tournament began in 1990 and became an annual event to the present day. While the venue has changed over time, Swing for Mercy has been held in June at the Wyoming Valley Country Club for the last fifteen years. In 1996, the Golf Committee started the tradition of recognizing a Woman of the Year, an individual who exemplifies the Mercy spirit of compassion and service through her own commitment to the Sisters of Mercy.

The 2020 Swing for Mercy Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, June 22 at the Wyoming Valley Country Club. Registion opens in March. 

Colorado Vacation Raffle

Win the vacation of a lifetime: a seven-day, six-night stay at beautiful Beaver Creek West Condominiums in the Vail Valley of Colorado. Enjoy luxury accommodations in a fully furnished, two-bedroom condo that sleeps up to six. The Vail Valley is known for world-class skiing, championship golf courses, walking and bike trails, gourmet restaurants, shopping, family activities, and entertainment.

Raffle tickets are available for purchase through the Catherine McAuley Center. Tickets are $10 each and two (2) for $15. A limited quantity of 1,000 tickets will be printed. The final drawing will take place on Monday, June 22, 2020, at the Swing for Mercy Golf Tournament at the Wyoming Valley Country Club. You do not need to be present to win. All raffle proceeds benefit the Catherine McAuley Center.

Information will be available in the New Year.