Making A Difference 2017 was an extraordinary event!
More than 240 people attended the event at our beautiful new venue - San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame!
Keynote speaker Alison Vorsatz '98 inspired everyone in the room - you could hear a pin drop during her magnetic and powerful speech. Please click HERE or on the photo below to hear her inspiring speech!
Please click HERE to see photos from the night of the event!
As of April 6, 2017 we have raised
$264,713 for Making A Difference.
In addition, at the event, $100,000 was donated to start
The Vorsatz Family Award in Loving Memory of Arica Vorsatz '00.
This brings our total raised through
Making A Difference to $364,713!
Help us reach a new goal of $375,000 for Mercy students!
$25,000+ Catherine McAuley Sponsor**
$10,000+ Platinum Sponsor**
$5,000+ Gold Sponsor**
$2,500+ Silver Sponsor*
$1,500 Presidential Sponsor*
$1,000+ Bronze Sponsor
• Six reserved seats at Making a Difference
$500+ Blue & White Sponsor
• Four reserved seats at Making a Difference
$250+ Crusader Sponsor
• Two reserved seats at Making a Difference
All Sponsors will receive recognition on Mercy’s website, in the printed program, publications and event signage.
For additional information, please contact Mary Lund, Director of Advancement at 650-762-1190 or email@example.com
Making A Difference is not just about providing financial aid, it is about providing an opportunity for a young girl to attend Mercy, an opportunity which can change her life forever.
Mercy High School has always offered tuition assistance to our students. This commitment allows us to fulfill our mission of educating young women of all economic backgrounds. However, rising costs and a challenging economy make it difficult for many families to afford a Mercy education. This program is a crucial source of funding for our tuition assistance program. Funding for Mercy’s tuition assistance comes from individual donations, foundations, grants, endowment interest and the “Making A Difference” Program.
Through “Making A Difference,” we have raised over $1,700,000 for tuition assistance. The Benefit is underwritten by the Board of Directors; 100% of all sponsorships and donations directly assist girls in need of financial aid. We began this program in 2004 raising a little under $25,000 the first year with 51 guests. Making A Difference has grown to be a signature event at Mercy drawing a sell-out crowd of 230 guests and raising nearly $282,000 in 2016.
As the event has grown, we are excited to have a new location which will allow more guests to attend.
Please join us at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame for an amazing evening.
You can change a life....support
Making A Difference.