Join us for “A Night in the Vineyard”

Saturday, October 7, 2023

5:30 to 9:30 pm

Bertschi Center – Mount Aloysius College

This gourmet dinner event features a wine reception with lavish hors d’oeuvres and a three-course meal paired with wines.

Your participation and generous contribution will provide a life-changing investment in mercy education through scholarship support, elevating our students now…and for the future.

Our students have great need and enormous potential.

  • 37% are first-generation
  • 99% receive financial aid

Mount Aloysius has been named:

  • 2023 Best Colleges for Adults
  • 2022-2023 College of Distinction for Nursing, Business, Education, Career Development, and Military Support

Please note all guests must be 21 years and older.

Questions? Please call the Advancement Office at 814-886-6396 between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm or email and we would be happy to assist you.  Thank you!

Can’t attend? Donate here.

Pinot Noir Sponsors

Gregory & Mary Drew

Sheetz, Inc.

Cabernet Sauvignon Sponsors

Leonard S. Fiore, Inc.

The Reschini Group

UPMC Altoona

Reliance Bank

Chardonnay Sponsors

Benzel’s Bretzel Bakery, Inc.

M & T Charitable Foundation

Merlot Sponsors

Denny Doll & Kathy Wagner

Hany & Soha Shanoudy

Okonak, Dean & Lechner, PC CPA

Seltzer Financial Strategies, LLC

Sickler Tarpey and Associates

Ward Transport and Logistics

Paul & Maureen Calandra, Co-Chairs

Philip & Colleen Devorris, Co-Chairs

Greg & Mary Drew

Lee & Jane Hite

Ziad & Nada Khoury

Renée Martin-Nagle

John & Theresa McKeegan

Matthew & Tiffany Stuckey

Mount Aloysius College is pleased to welcome Frank Ceresa, a seasoned professional in the wine industry for more than three decades.  Frank has traveled extensively throughout most of the wine-making regions in the world to visit and taste with winemakers in order to directly import their wines into the United States.  He has held posts as a wine buyer, state sales manager, and import manager.  In 2017, Frank launched Pioneer Wine and Spirits of Louisiana and serves as co-owner and president.  Frank has served as a judge in various wine competitions, including the Dallas Morning News.  This resident of New Orleans is an alumnus of the Hotel and Restaurant Management program at the University of North Texas.

Click here to view the event’s menu.

Individual Tickets – $200

Program Ads

Quarter-Page Ad – $75

  • 2 1/2″ W x 3 3/4″ H

Half-Page Ad – $125

  • 4 1/2″ W x 4 1/4″ H

Full-Page Ad – $250

  • 5 1/4″ W x 8″ H


Merlot – $1,000

  • 2 tickets
  • Recognition on Mount Aloysius’ website and social platforms

Chardonnay – $2,500

  • 4 tickets
  • Quarter-page program ad
  • Recognition on Mount Aloysius’ website and social platforms

Cabernet Sauvignon – $5,000

  • 1 table of 6 guests
  • Half-page program ad
  • Recognition on Mount Aloysius’ website and social platforms

Pinot Noir – $10,000

  • 2 tables of 6 guests
  • Full-page program ad
  • Recognition on Mount Aloysius’ website and social platforms