Support MSM


Mount St. Mary Academy is proud to announce this year's theme for Chrysalis 2024 -
"Mountie Carlo" 
Save the Date for March 16th, 2024 at the Wurlitzer Events Center.

Thank you to our wonderful Chairs of Chrysalis 2024! This event would not be possible without their support.

Chaired by:
Tim and Patty O’Shei (Taryn ’24)
Henry and Christine McWilliams (Emma ’24)
Philip and Julie Garland (Natalie ‘24)

Chrysalis Ticket Options

How will the event run this year?
We have continued to offer the option of supporting MSM by purchasing a ticket for Chrysalis by participating in person. We also know that there are generous supports and alumnae who live outside of WNY and would like to contribute. Please consider option 2 or contact Marissa Brandel Palumbo'19 at for more ways to be involved. 

Ticket Options:
Guests who purchase Chrysalis event tickets will have two options to choose from.
  1. Attend the Chrysalis Gala in person.
  2. Have a Buffalo themed CityMade basket shipped right to your house.
For option 1: When you sign up to attend the Chrysalis Gala in person, you will receive a bidder number to participate in the online silent auction and the in-person live auction. Bidder numbers will be sent out in an email prior to the event and given out day of, as well. Live auction item bidding is exclusive for only in person attendees. Please be aware of this as it has changed from the past.

For option 2: Again, this year, we are partnering with CityMade to create a Buffalo themed basket to be shipped right to your house. Instead of a meal, you will receive this basket full of goodies from Buffalo. This gives guests who live out of town or cannot attend the event on March 186h the opportunity to support MSM. 

Thanks to our mobile bidding service it’s easy for anyone with a cell phone to participate from wherever they are. 
What is Chrysalis? 

Chrysalis is our  annual fundraiser featuring both live and silent auctions to collect funds for Mount St. Mary Academy. 
Proceeds from the event go towards providing our students with endless opportunities. At MSM, we encourage each student to "write their own story" and be the best version of themselves. Support from our community is how we are able to have the resources to fulfil our school's mission. 

Whether the financial support goes towards scholarships, building amenities, program updates, extracurricular opportunities, new academic tools, or more - the focus is always on our students.  

Gift Gathering Parties

A gift-gathering party is a wonderful way to support our Chrysalis Auction. A gift-gathering party offers friends of Mount St. Mary Academy an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow supporters of the school. Each guest is asked to bring a donation to the party or dinner.

Host a party for your classmates and friends! To host a gift gathering party, please contact Coordinator of Annual Giving and Events, Marissa Brandel Palumbo' 19, at (716) 877-1358 ext. 304 or email: 

Amazon Gift Registry
Looking for a gift idea? We made it easy to shop right on Amazon. It will be shipped right to MSM.

Check out our custom gift list on Amazon! 

Target Gift Registry
Looking for a gift idea and would prefer to shop at Target instead of Amazon? Items will be shipped right to MSM and free shipping over $35.

Check out our custom gift list on!

Mount St. Mary Academy

3756 Delaware Ave.
Kenmore, NY 14217
(716) 877-1358
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