Thank you for making the Kickoff Festival a Sensational Success!

Thank you for making the Kickoff Festival a Sensational Success!

Rain, hail, lightening, thunder – Mighty Sailors Won’t go Under!

The rain could not dampen the spirits of our Sailor Family as we celebrated the Kickoff Festival for the Anchored in Excellence. Charting our Future. Campaign for Mount de Sales Academy on Sunday, September 9.

We are exceptionally grateful to the approximately 200 volunteers who made the day a tremendous success for MDSA!

Despite the weather, an estimated crowd of 600 people gathered to celebrate the capital improvements of Mount de Sales and to gear up for the final phase of the campaign to build the Center for Performing Arts and Student Life.

Our extended Sailor family gathered for the first time in the expanded Chapel of St. Francis de Sales for Mass celebrated by Fr. Michael J.P. Roach, Trustee and Pastor of St. Bartholomew’s Parish. Then they transitioned to the Samuel and Pistorio Sports Complex for a presentation emceed by Mindy Basara, WBAL-TV news anchor.

Our speakers included Board of Trustees President Brian MacLean P’14, Ann Marie Tirocchi-Byrd ’88, P’19, Sophie Spedden ’19, and Principal Sister Mary Raymond. The program concluded with the moving campaign video that captures how far we have come and where we are going with the Center for Performing Arts and Student life.

The Festival brought our school and the local community together for speakers, food trucks, fine arts performances, activities, and campus tours.  What a milestone in our 166-year history!

To view photos of this momentous day, please check out our Facebook photo album.

Please be on the lookout for more information about the capital campaign.  We encourage you to be open to considering how you can get involved through service, prayer, and financial support.

For more information on the capital campaign or our advancement efforts, please contact Director of Advancement Beth Saverino ’87 at 410.744.8498 or


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