Saint Mary’s annual benefit to assist Winonan Jennifer Martinson


Saint Mary’s University will present the 18th annual Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance from 8:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 10.

The beneficiary of this year’s formal dance, which is open to the public, is Jennifer Martinson of Winona.

Martinson has been battling ongoing medical issues this year. She has had three major surgeries and ongoing appointments at Gundersen Medical System and Mayo Clinic in an effort to help her manage chronic pain in her arm and shoulder. Her ongoing medical expenses and lost wages are a burden on her single-income household, which includes her 15-year-old son. Martinson is the sister of Deborah Piscitiello of the Saint Mary’s business department.

The dance, featuring music by the Johnny Holm Band, will be held in the gymnasium. Ticket prices are $15 per person or $25 per couple.

A silent auction will be held on campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 8-9. A variety of homemade goods, gift baskets, and specialty items will be on display in the Common Room, located on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Hall. The public is welcome to bid.

The benefit has become an annual student tradition since its start in 2001 in honor of Taylor Richmond, son of Saint Mary’s staff member Nikki Richmond. Each year this event benefits someone in need who has ties to the university community.

For more information, contact Mike Ostman at Dance tickets are available at


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