Be a Table Hostess


Sunday, April 22, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:30pm
Mercy High School
Sign up to be a Table Hostess and bring others to Mercy for this lovely tradition we call Tea for Tuition. A Table Hostess invites guests to the event, and she sets and decorates her table. The Tea is a true Mercy community event; alumnae, mothers, staff and friends are all invited to participate. Mercy students will be your table servers.

What will I do as a Table Hostess?

  • Invite up to 9 guests for a table of 10. Don’t forget yourself in the count! $250 per table.
  • Set and decorate a 72-inch round table. Mercy provides a white tablecloth.
  • Communicate event information to your guests, so that they are aware of all the great components! See Table Hostess Tool Kit for more information.
  • Send your guests’ names to Mercy.

How do I sign up?

Your Guest List

  • Invite your friends, family, clients, neighbors and more…everyone is welcome at Mercy! You and your guests will enjoy inspiring stories of “The Mercy Difference.”

Tea Party Highlights

  • Delicious tea party food and dessert – along with enticing hot and cold teas – all served by Mercy students who will take good care of your table.
  • Visiting with old friends, making new connections, hearing from remarkable women of Mercy, and browsing the lovely table settings. The gym is transformed into a tea parlor!
  • Of special note will be the Distinguished Alumna Award Presentation to Valerie Hebel McNeece ’66.
  • And since the event is a fundraiser to support the Alumnae Association Tuition Assistance Fund, the afternoon features silent auction and raffle items, as well as an opportunity to make a gift to Mercy.
  • Over the past 13 years, the event has raised over $220,000 to help Mercy girls in need of financial assistance.

Special $10,000 Challenge

  • We are excited to announce a challenge grant from the Wheeler Family Foundation, Inc. to benefit the 2018 Tea for Tuition. If net proceeds from the event total $35,000 or more, the Wheeler Family Foundation, Inc. will then contribute $10,000. We are grateful for this generous opportunity.

What’s Next?

We appreciate all our hostesses, and we are here to support you in any way we can!