Best Buddies

“Be a Friend, Make a Friend” 

Our Mission:
To establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

What We Do: 

  • Match GMercyU students with members of the community who have Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Develop friendships 
  • Monthly events 
  • Participate in fundraisers 

Membership Options:

  • As a Peer Buddy: matched up with one of our amazing community buddies for a one-to-one friendship 
  • As an Associate Member: Attends events to spend time with all of our buddies 

For more information sign our list or contact: 

Andrew Harbaugh
GMercyU’s Best Buddies’ President

Madeline Swartley
GMercyU's Best Buddies Vice President​

​​​​​Ms. Mary jo Pierantozzi
GMercyU’s Best Buddies’ Advisor