Happy New Year! We at Ancillae are ringing in 2021 with some very exciting news – the Academy has reached our $5,000,000 goal for the Engineering Our Future Campaign! Completed on schedule, the Nance K. Dicciani '65 Handmaid Innovation Center allowed Ancillae to open our physical campus in a safe, socially-distanced way this school year. We look forward to utilizing the Innovation Center to its maximum potential in the years to come.

Throughout this Campaign, each of our donors has played an invaluable part in achieving our goal as we received gifts from parents, faculty/staff, alumni parents, alumni, and friends. Over the past few weeks, our Parent Challenge donors have carried us over the finish line. This recent support helped us reach our Parent Challenge goal, unlocking the anonymous Challenge gift, and driving us to the $5,000,000 mark.

We at Ancillae remain grateful to Campaign Committee Co-Chairs Sue & Mike Holt and Cathy & Michael Cassidy for their leadership, to each of the Committee members for their critical participation, and to our Board of Trustees for their guidance and support.

By giving so generously to our Campaign, the broad Ancillae community should be proud that it has collectively helped to cement the pillars of innovation at Ancillae so that current and future generations of students will be Future Ready!

If you have not yet shared in the success of the campaign and would like to make a donation, please see below!

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For more information about making a gift, pledging a gift, or getting involved in the campaign efforts, contact Debbie Sauter Giordano '72 in the Advacement Office at 215.885.1636 ext. 202.

Campaign Committee

Susan & Mike Holt
Cathy & Mike Cassidy

Kelly & Mason Avrigian
Megan & Steve Brennan
Matt Clark
Shannon & Chris ’89 Dominello
Natalie ’02 & Tom Elliott
Kathy & Peter Grim
Keyia & Brian Kersey
Heather & Danny Kovatich
Terry & Barbara McAuliffe
Megan & Bill McDonough
Maureen & John Mirabella
Lori & Adam Stefanowicz
Renae & Adam Stennett
Mary Cate ’02 & Todd Wampler
Lisa & Rich ’77 Vanni

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Future engineers, biologists, researchers, environmentalists, computer scientists, astronomers, and innovators sit in our classrooms every day at Ancillae-Assumpta Academy. Witnessing their creativity and curiosity energizes us in moving Ancillae forward and compels the Board of Trustees and Administration to plan for their future with commitment and resolve.


Alumna Nance Dicciani Helps Launch Campaign for New Innovation Center

WYNCOTE, Pa., April 2, 2019 – Ancillae-Assumpta Academy, based in Wyncote, Pa. and sponsored by the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, has received a $1 million gift from Nance K. Dicciani, PhD, retired president and chief executive officer of the Specialty Materials Division, Honeywell International, Inc.  The gift – the largest in Ancillae-Assumpta Academy’s history – provides a foundation for the $5 million capital campaign, “Engineering Our Future”, including a complete renovation of the current Handmaid Center.  Ms. Dicciani is a 1965 graduate of Ancilla Domini Academy (ADA), the former girls’ high school also sponsored by The Handmaids.


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