Penn State Alumni Will Honor Maryla Scranton

The Greater Scranton Penn State Alumni Chapter will honor Maryla Peters Scranton as the 2007 Alumna of the Year during the group's 28th Annual Penn State Night, slated for Wednesday, May 16th  at 6 pm, Genetti's Manor, Dickson City.

In addition to presenting the Alumna of the Year Award to Mrs. Scranton, featured speakers will be Larry Johnson, defensive line coach, and Dick Anderson, offensive line coach, for Nittany Lions football. They will be joined by Roger Williams, executive director of the Penn State Alumni Association, Joe Battista (JoeBa), executive director of the Nittany Lion Club, and Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli, director of Athletic Medicine.
For over 28 years, the Chapter?s 2007 Alumna of the Year, Mrs. Scranton has been raising millions of dollars for non-profit organizations throughout the United States.
She began her career at Allied Services and went on to lead  numerous successful campaigns serving as the development director and campaign manager for organizations such as the University of Scranton, Marywood  University,  and the Langley School in McLean, Virginia to name a few.  She has been responsible for overseeing alumni relations, development operations, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, board development and governance community relations, strategic planning, annual giving, budgeting, staffing and major special events.
Most recently, Mrs. Scranton has served as the Regional Vice President of Community Relations and Development for Mercy Health Partners and The Mercy Foundation.  Both are a division of Catholic Healthcare Partners and the largest health care system in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  At Mercy, she was responsible for all aspects of fund development in order to support the mission of Mercy's three hospitals and its long-term care facility.  She was the impetus behind the establishment of The Mercy Foundation and The Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Institute for Community Health Initiatives. 
In the 1990's she founded her own fundraising consulting company, MPS Consulting.  She has done work for both profit and non-profit clients throughout the East. 
A Penn State alumna, Mrs. Scranton has been doing community volunteer work since her college days.  She also has served on numerous not-for-profit boards, and is currently on the Penn State's Worthington Scranton Advisory Board, as well as The Friendship House board.
Born and raised in the Scranton area and currently residing in Dalton, Maryla is married to former Lt. Governor Bill Scranton and has one daughter, Brook Coyer and three stepdaughters, Elizabeth, Julien and Caitlin. 
Tickets for the event are $35.00 and can now be purchased online with a credit card at or from any board member.
For additional information call Mike Rescigno, chapter president, at 383-0786.