The Mercy Fund - Parent Giving
Mercy parents are asked to make an annual commitment during their four years to The Mercy Fund. We ask each family to pledge or give annually an amount that is both generous and reasonable for them.
Gifts of all levels make a huge impact, whether $25 or $25,000. Gifts to The Mercy Fund are generally unrestricted and benefit immediate needs supporting academics, technology, college counseling, campus ministry, athletics and every program that touches the life of our students.
Give every year. Make an impact every day.
What is the expected level of Parent participation in The Mercy Fund?
The Mercy Fund is a critical source of funding for your daughter’s education. We seek 100% parent participation in the Parent Pledge Program.
We invite all families to consider make a commitment of $1,500 to The Mercy Fund. We strongly encourage those families with financial capacity to increase their gift to $2,500 or above – your support makes a difference.
Why not just raise tuition rather than solicit gifts?
Although raising tuition would generate a certain level of revenue, we know it will not solve the on-going needs of the school. Most academic and philanthropic institutions rely on an annual giving model to sustain their programs. This affords an opportunity for all constituencies: alumnae, parents, parents of alumnae and friends to help support the mission of the school at a level they feel comfortable with. It also provides a tax deductible charitable gift opportunity for each donor. The Mercy Fund benefits 100% of Mercy students as all gifts support the operating budget. Every girl benefits when you make a gift.
How can I make my commitment and payments?
Your payments can be made in one lump sum, annually, or in monthly automatic withdrawals. Payments can be made with Visa, Mastercard, stock transfer, cash or online. Please return The Mercy Fund commitment form as soon as possible.
For more information, please contact:
The Advancement Office at 650.762.1190 or Mary Lund at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercy High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID: 94-1230999