How Many Mermaids Can You Count in This Photo?

The answer is 14. 


Embrace, St. Mary’s mermaid statue, is surrounded by 13 members of the Ocean View Women’s Golf Association, who call themselves the “Ocean View Mermaids.” Also in the photo is Mary Helen Hilton, St. Mary’s director of annual giving (seventh person from the left, standing).


For three years in a row, the Ocean View Women’s Golf Association has supported the nonprofit St. Mary’s Home with a golf tournament. Members visited the Home today to donate $2,500 from the proceeds of this year’s tournament. 


“We know that a lot of work goes into the tournament,” Hilton said as she and Martha Price Stewart, St. Mary’s director of development, greeted the group. “It just means a lot to the care care of our children. It really touches the heart. Thank you.”

Martha Price Stewart, St. Mary’s director of development, (left) and Mary Helen Hilton, director of annual giving, (center), stand in front of the donor tree in St. Mary’s lobby as they accept a donation to the Home presented by Sally Corliss, chair of the Ocean View Women’s Golf Association’s tournament. “It’s because of donations like this that we can go the extra mile” for the children, Stewart told the group. 


Donor Spotlight: The Mermaids Meet the Mermaid

The Ocean View Mermaids pose with Mary Helen Hilton, St. Mary’s director of annual giving, fourth from left, next to St. Mary’s new mermaid statue.

For two years in a row, the Ocean View Women’s Golf Association has supported St. Mary’s Home by, naturally, golfing. More than 100 people took part in the group’s golf tournament last summer, and the association recently donated $2,500 from the proceeds to the Home. During a visit to St. Mary’s, members of the group — who call themselves the “Ocean View Mermaids” — posed with St. Mary’s new mermaid statue.