Message from the VAMC President

                                                                                                August 18, 2021

Dear Visitation Families,

My name is Colleen Britton, I am the 2021-2022 Visitation Academy Mothers’ Club (VAMC) President.  I am honored to serve as the president this year and look forward to planning exciting events for our girls.  I am especially excited to announce that some of our annual events will be returning this year, and the VAMC Executive Board and I are working on adding new events as well.

The Mothers’ Club is made up of mothers who volunteer their time to coordinate events and programs that support our school.  All VA moms are automatically a part of the Mothers’ Club, and your time, talent and contributions are much appreciated.  Everyone is welcome to participate, and I promise if you volunteer for just one event you will make a difference!  Throughout the year, we will send emails about various volunteer opportunities, and I welcome anyone to contact me if they would like to help at any time. 

Please allow me to introduce this year’s VAMC Executive Board:

Way & Means:  Nadia Mastromichalis

Treasurer:  Jennifer Corbo

Correspondence:   Kristen Pettit

Social Media Coordinator:  Jennifer Pinco

Passport Coordinator:   Lindsay Cappello

Event & Marketing Coordinator:  Daniella Sarkis

Ladies Night Out Raffle Coordinators:  Annamarie Pannek & Kayane Hindy

Fundraising Coordinator:   Margaret Fredrickson

Executive Shopper:  Britt Ancona

Website Manager:   Tracy Joerss

Upper School Liaison:  Maria Bucca

Ex-Officio:  Kimberly Soranno

In addition to the Board, the Class Captains are an important aspect of our school community, as they assist in spreading information on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.  This year’s Class Captains are:

            PreK – Lauren Curtis

            Kindergarten – Francesca Messina

            1st – Shani Glass

            2nd – Britt Ancona

            3rd – Louisa Heinz/Lindsay Cappello/Kerri Catalano

            4th – Daniella Sarkis

            5th – Keith Fredrickson

            6th –  Position not yet filled

            7th – Leslie DeSanto  

            8th – Antonella Bradley

For those entering Nursery, Mrs. Junsch and I will keep you advised of all upcoming events and important information.  As the year progresses, I welcome any Nursery parent to take on the role of Class Captain.  In addition, we are in need of a volunteer for the 6th grade class captain.

I invite all moms to join me on Tuesday September 21, 2021 at 7:00pm at Ponte Vecchio for our annual Meet & Greet. 

In addition to our Welcome Dinner, I am thrilled to announce the return of Ladies Night Out!  Please save the date:  November 19, 2021 April 8, 2022.  As you may know, this is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and I am so happy to bring this tradition back for 2021.  If you are interested in helping us make this year’s LNO a success, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Invitations for the Welcome Dinner and Ladies Night Out will follow and information regarding upcoming events and important dates can always be found here on our website.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

I look forward to seeing everyone when school starts. 

Colleen Britton

VAMC President

Raise a Glass to Raising Money for Visitation Academy

Please join us on Friday November 19th at 8pm for a virtual wine tasting event hosted by ONEHOPE Wines where we will enjoy the Napa tasting room experience from the comfort of our own home! Grab some girlfriends, make it a date night or join us solo while we taste four of ONEHOPE’s best-selling wines. ONEHOPE will donate 10% of all event purchases, including tasting flights, to Visitation.

A Taste of Napa
Try four of ONEHOPE’s best-selling wines for $59 +$10 shipping, and enjoy the Napa Valley tasting room experience from the comfort of your own home. Plus, you’ll receive a $15 credit on your next 4+ bottle purchase!
1 California Sparkling Brut, 1 Vintner California Chardonnay, 1 Vintner California Pinot Noir, 1 Vintner California Cabernet Sauvignon. 187ml each

The link to register & purchase your Tasting Kit is Tasting Flight. You must purchase your tasting kit by Monday November 8th to ensure you will receive it in time for the event.

Additionally, if you would like purchase full size bottles with guaranteed delivery by Thanksgiving please use this link Full Size Bottle Purchase and place your order by Monday November 15th.

Links to register & purchase your tasting kit can also be found at as well as on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event. For any questions please free to email us at

LNO Sponsorship Form

The Visitation Academy Mothers Club

proudly presents Ladies Night Out

A Night Under the Stars

Gargiulo’s Friday, April 8, 2022

Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsorships include company logo and /or family name on signage throughout the event, a link to your business website on and social media pages.

$5,000 Orion​ – (Centerpieces & Décor) Includes recognition at each table (“centerpieces and décor donated by”), plus admission for 1 table of up to 10 guests ($1,000 value) a full-page journal ad ($200 value) one Starry Night raffle package per guest ($275 value each) and dominant signage at check in and throughout the event.

$3,000 Hayley’s Comet ​ – (Favors) Includes recognition on favors (“compliments of”), plus 5 admission tickets, a full-page journal ad and 5 Starry Night raffle packages.

$2,000 Star Gazer – (Valet Parking) Includes signage at the Valet, plus 3 admission tickets, 3 Starry Night raffle packages and a full-page journal ad.

$2,000 Constellation – (Coat Check) Includes signage at the coat check, plus 3 admission tickets, 3 Starry Night raffle packages and a full-page journal ad.

$1500 Moonlight– (Step and Repeat) Includes signage at beautiful step and repeat backdrop for pictures, plus 2 admission tickets, 2 Starry Night raffle packages, beautiful journal ad.

$1000 Twilight ​ – (Check in) Includes signage at check in, plus1 admission ticket, 5 value raffle sheets, and 5 luxury raffle tickets.

Sponsorships can be purchased via our website: OR submitted to VAMC Attn: Colleen Britton 8902 Ridge Blvd. Brooklyn, NY 11209.  Please email logos for to 


March 18, 2022

Thank you for your support!


Please remit form to: VAMC Attn: Colleen Britton 8902 Ridge Blvd. Brooklyn, NY 11209 ​and email the logo to

ALL FORMS & INFO DUE 3/18/2022

COMPANY or FAMILY NAME: ________________________________

Contact Name: _____________________________________________

Email: ______________________________________________________

Phone Number: ______________________________________________

SPONSORSHIP TITLE: _______________________________________

SPONSORSHIP AMOUNT: ____________________________________

LOGO INFO:  (circle one ) email or hard copy enclosed

Payment Information:
CREDIT CARD # ________________________________________

EXP DATE: _______________      CID: _____________

BILLING ZIP CODE: ______________

AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE: ________________________________


Check # _________________________                   Amount $ _______________________

GUEST NAMES FOR TABLES/RAFFLES (number of guests as per sponsorship packages)

______________________   _______________________   ______________________   _____________________    ______________________   ______________________       _____________________   ______________________     _____________________   ______________________

2021 LNO Journal Ad Letter

Dear Sir or Madam:

Visitation Academy is a private all-girls Catholic academy located in Brooklyn, NY proudly educating young women for more than 160 years!

Our enrollment and robust alumni network (3,000 strong) spreads its influence across the New York metro area and beyond. Our graduates have an incredible record of success, and many set the standard for their chosen profession. More importantly though, any Visitation alumnae will agree that what sets her apart is not what they do, but their dedication to family, to the community and to the values they learned at the school.

The Visitation Academy Mothers Club serves as the school’s primary means of fundraising, and the vast majority of our work is dedicated to our annual Ladies Night Out event. This year, the Mothers Club is proud to present, Ladies Night Out “A Night Under the Stars” on April 8, 2022, at Gargiulo’s Restaurant.

I am writing to ask you to partner with the Mothers Club this year by purchasing a tax-deductible advertisement, which will be included in our event prize journal.  Ladies Night Out attracts over 200 guests each year.  Placing an ad in our journal, will promote your company throughout the Visitation community and beyond.  Your ad will also assist our fundraising efforts. 

Every dollar raised at the event goes directly toward the education of our girls.  The proceeds help fund new educational programs and experiences, and your donation will make a direct impact on the lives and education of our students. 

Full page journal ads are available for $200.00 and can be purchased on our website:, information for cash or check payment is also available. 

Thank you for taking the time to consider supporting our school. For additional donation opportunities, including raffle prizes and corporate sponsorships, please visit our website:   or contact me via email at:

We also invite you to join us at Ladies Night Out, “A Night Under the Stars”. Tickets can be purchased at

Thank you for your generosity,

Colleen Britton, President

Visitation Academy Mothers Club                                          Sisters of the Visitation, 501(c)3

                                                                                                Tas ID# 11-3624410  

VAMC October Newsletter

October 14, 2021

Hello Visitation Families!

I hope everyone is doing well.  We wanted to update you on the exciting events to come. First, thank you to everyone who participated in the t-shirt sale and lunch program, both of which were a success due to the support and generosity of the VA community.  A BIG THANK YOU to ALC and Paneantico as well!!

We are already thinking about next semester’s lunch and hoping to expand the program.  We will be circulating a survey that will be used to determine what menu options to add.  Please participate in the survey; that is the best way to take everyone’s input into account. 

There will be another opportunity to purchase t-shirts, including long sleeve shirts later this month.  Please be on the lookout for an email from the VAMC and texts from your Class Captains.  

We recently sent home catalogs for the virtual Christmas fair.  I hope everyone had a chance to look through the catalogs, there are some very nice wrapping papers and yummy treats.  Please share the information with your friends and family; 40% of all sales go directly to VA!  Order forms and payment must be returned to school by October 20, 2021, in order to be timely processed.  All orders will be shipped to the Mothers’ Club and distributed at school.

Flyers regarding the 2021 Christmas ornament and a the first ever VAMC Thanksgiving Pie sale will be in your inboxes and backpacks soon.  I hope everyone is excited to add it to their holiday collection. The ornament will be available for sale on the VAMC website starting November 26th.  VA car magnets and VAMC pens are also available! 

Finally, after much consideration and out of an abundance of caution we have decided to move Ladies Night Out to April.  The new date is April 8, 2022. I am hopeful that this change will allow for an even safer event and broader participation.  In the meantime, planning continues.  We are accepting raffle donations and sponsorship opportunities and journal ads are available on our website.  If you are interested in helping prepare for the event, please contact me.

In place of Ladies Night Out the Mothers’ Club will be hosting a virtual wine tasting event on November 19, 2021.  Details will follow.  We hope to see you there!


Colleen Britton               

VAMC President