Virtual Events for Alumnae
In a "Year Like No Other," we continue on with our Mercy spirit and have designed new events and opportunities for you, your families, and our Mercy community. Below is a sampling of virtual events, talks, and online gatherings that brings us together in so many different ways.
We'd also love to hear from you! Please share your ideas and suggestions with us. And for more information, contact Carol Fraher at 650-762-1192.
*To register for events, please sign up through Mercy Connect. Please note that if you have not already signed up for Mercy Connect, you will need to register to the Alumnae Portal first, by linking to your Facebook or Linkedin Account or creating an email and password. The registration to Mercy Connect is a one-time registration. After completing the registration, go to events to register for the event of your choice.
Click HERE to register.
ACT NOW: Climate Change at Home and in the World
Thu, Apr 22, 202112:00 pm PDT to 01:00 pm PDT
Have you been wondering what you can do to influence what is happening to the world around you? Do you value nature and the future for your love ones? Fear of what is to come and a sense of helplessness can wear us down. We often feel overwhelmed, unsure how to do anything meaningful enough to make the small and large scale and fast changes needed to turn this around. It’s not too late to learn more about what you can do in your day-to-day life to help halt climate change.
A few facts facing us:
- The runways of San Francisco International Airport are predicted to be completely submerged in 50-100 years possibly sooner.
- 13 million costal Inhabitants in the US are expected to be displaced from their homes by 2100
- Burning fossil fuels creates climate change and releases pollutants that lead to early death, heart attacks, respiratory disorders, stroke, exacerbation of asthma, and absenteeism at school and work. It may even be related to autism spectrum disorder and Alzheimer’s disease per the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
To sign up and join us for an informative and UPBEAT talk and Q and A sponsored by the Climate Reality Project, please CLICK HERE. Andrea Metkus, M.D., parent of a current Mercy sophomore, is one of 7,500 Climate Reality Leaders world-wide trained by Vice President Al Gore to help spread the word.
Making A Difference Scholarship Benefit
April 29, 2021 | SAVE THE DATE
Join us as we "Make A Difference" for Mercy students!
Making A Difference Scholarship Benefit provides the opportunity for our donors and community partners to support our mission of providing an all-girls Catholic college preparatory education to young women of diverse religious, ethnic, social and economic backgrounds. Every dollar donated to Making A Difference directly supports a Mercy student on financial aid as our benefit is underwritten by the Board of Directors. This event supports our commitment to provide educational equity for students from low-income families, helping to bridge the opportunity and achievement gap these students face. Mercy provides an inclusive environment where each student can learn, grow, and thrive, preparing them for college and future career success.
This year's goal is $300,000 and 400 people joining our Live stream event April 29th at 7 pm!
Watch Making A Difference right on this page! You can make a difference!
- Mercy tuition for 2020-21 is $24,155.
- 45% of Mercy's 419 students receive need-based financial aid ranging from $2,500 to $18,500 during this school year; these students would not be able to attend Mercy without financial assistance. Mercy students re-apply for aid annually.
- Mercy awarded nearly $2 million in financial support in FY 21.
- Making A Difference has raised and awarded $3,045,000 in aid since its inception in 2004.
- Making A Difference makes up 15% of the financial aid budget; each gift is matched by 85% of other funding in order to make the most impact and help the greatest number of students.
- Mercy partners with foundations, corporations and nonprofits in order to support very low income families.
- The generosity of our alumnae, alumnae parents, families and friends is deeply appreciated.
We invite you to partner with us this year as a Making A Difference sponsor. To learn more, or make a sponsorship to the event, visit our Making A Difference page on the website