Annual Fundraising Events

Our priority is providing students with an invaluable education and opportunities for personal and academic growth. To ensure all of our students get the well-rounded education they need, we hold several fundraising events throughout the year. If you’d like to get involved in any one of our events, contact Mark Tramont '77 at or by calling (716) 683-4824 ext. 237 or Doug Buczak '94 at or by calling (716) 683-4824 ext. 225.

Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito Returns Home

October 16, 2021

Please help us in welcoming back Mary Ann Esposito and her husband Dr. Guy Esposito (St. Mary’s HS class of 1960) as she guides us through a selection of dishes from the various regions of Italy and her childhood here in Western New York.

Mary Ann Esposito is the creator and host of the nationally televised PBS series, Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito and the author of 13 cookbooks including her most recent, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy. Ciao Italia has been viewed by millions over its 30-year history making it the longest-running food show on television today!

Numerous organizations have recognized Mary Ann for her efforts to preserve the traditions surrounding Italian regional food and culture. She received the Order of the Star of Italy Cavaliere award from the President of the Italian Republic as well as the Premio Artusi award for her work in promoting Italian food. The Italian Trade Commission further distinguished Mary Ann by naming her a Hall of Fame honoree. The Order Sons of Italy in America honored Mary Ann with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Culinary & Cultural Arts of Italy award.

Mary Ann holds a Masters Degree from the University of New Hampshire. Johnson and Wales University presented Mary Ann with their Distinguished Author Award. St. Anselm College conferred an honorary doctorate for her dedication to teaching and preserving authentic Italian cuisine. Finally, Mary Ann and her husband, Dr. Guy Esposito, are graduates and high school sweethearts from St. Mary’s High School Class of 1960.

For tickets and more information, click here.


Bash for Cash- Stay Tuned for 2021 Date!

Bash for Cash combines cash give-a-ways with an evening of fun. The highlight of the night features a grand prize of $10,000, and other prizes ranging from $50 to $3,000.

Your $50 ticket gets you a chance at all of those prizes.

More information is available by contacting the school at (716) 683-4824.

Lancer Gala- June 25, 2021

St. Mary's High School in the Athletic Center

Doors open at 5:30 pm

See photos from the 2020 Lance Gala here!

The Lancer Gala combines delicious food, stellar auction items, and no shortage of fun all while raising money to benefit St. Mary’s students.

Guests have the opportunity to place bids on the silent and special auction items and enjoy various raffles throughout the night. During the live auction, attendees can bid on fabulous prizes, including vacations, sporting event tickets, golf packages, college tuition waivers and much more.

For more information, visit our Lancer Gala website here!

Lancer Block Party and Tuition Raffle- Stay Tuned for 2021 Date!

St. Mary's High School - Virtual

Our annual Lancer Block Party and Tuition Raffle will be a big party under the tent out on the front lawn with food, drinks, and great company as we get ready to start another school year!

How does it work?

  • Each $100 ticket purchased gives you a chance to win the grand prize of your student’s tuition for the 2021-20 school year (along with several other prizes). A maximum of 250 tickets will be sold, so a $100 ticket gives you at least a 1 in 250 chance to win thousands of dollars. The more you buy, the greater your odds of winning! So, ask the grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and whoever else supports your mission of providing a superior education experience for your child to buy a ticket.

Golf Tournament- June 28, 2021

Lancaster Country Club

Scheduled tee times 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Come support this year's Golf Tournament at Lancaster Country Club! More information, including registration and the day's events will be available soon!

Alumni and Friends are invited to participate in the annual St. Mary’s Golf Tournament!

The event features 18 holes of scramble golf at Lancaster Country Club, one of the finest courses in Western New York. The day includes lunch, drinks, appetizers, raffles, split clubs, fun, and networking with friends, families, and graduates of St. Mary’s High School.

$150 per golfer or $600 per foursome.

Contact Doug Buczak at to register today!

THANK YOU to those who attended this year's tournament! Check out the winners of our basket raffle, 50/50, and more below:

2020 Golf Tournament Prize Winners

For more information on all of St. Mary's Reunion Weekend events - click here!