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Innovation, inspiration, and creativity combined with excellence, faith, and service underpin the Mercy experience. 

The generosity of alumnae, parents, parents of alumnae, and friends ensure the ongoing investment in our academic, campus ministry, athletic and co-curricular programs benefiting each student. 

Your gift  touches the hearts of our students, shaping them into women of mercy who will make a difference in our world.

During this year like no other, your support is deeply appreciated.  Together we celebrate our rich Mercy heritage, our sisterhood and outstanding Catholic education.  

We set an ambitious fundraising goal of $1.2 million for this school year and through the generosity of the Mercy community, we surpassed that goal by the end of February.  Given the growing need and your show of support, we have increased our goal to $1.515,000 million. 

We couldn't achieve this without the dedicated support of each and every donor to Mercy.  Thank you for your generosity and your commitment to a Mercy education.  Every gift directly benefits a Mercy student.  Please feel free to designate your gift for any program.  Gifts of every amount are deeply appreciated.

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Annual Fundraising Goal

Annual Fund 2020-2021


Your Annual Fund Gift Supports 

Love of Learning

Our small class sizes give girls direct and focused attention, cultivating a drive for knowledge and academic excellence. Mercy’s talented faculty and staff are continuously innovating and growing through professional development, motivated to instill a lifelong love of learning among our students.

Faith and Service

The Mercy Mission is at the heart of all that we do. Our Campus Ministry and Religion Department sponsor activities that offer spiritual growth, character development, and community learning. Programs such as Service Learning, immersion trips, and guest speakers encourage understanding and partnerships with underserved communities.

Wellness & Self-Discovery

Mercy nurtures a strong community where young women are known and encouraged as individuals, and challenged to understand and pursue their purpose. We support the social, emotional, and spiritual needs of our students, encouraging the balance, outlook and action that help our young women to become confident and compassionate leaders. 

Innovation and Technology

Mercy’s curriculum and technology are constantly developing to prepare students to meet the needs of today’s world. With a focus on critical thinking and problem solving, our students develop skills that ensure career success, particularly in STEM fields. Classroom technology upgrades maximize our innovative educational resources, which enabled us to pivot seamlessly to Distance Learning. COVID-19 underscores the importance of the digital fluency and adaptability.

Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts,
Leadership, & Clubs

The majority of Mercy students participate in one or more extracurricular activities from athletics to supporting Admissions. These activities are available to our students at no additional cost. Many of our competitor schools charge a participation fee for athletics.

Reasons to Give to Mercy

  1. Mercy depends on philanthropic contributions to fund a portion of the operating budget.
    Mercy does not receive financial support from the Archdiocese nor federal or state funding. Like other independent schools, our ability to deliver the high-quality college-preparatory programs that we are known for depends upon your charitable support. 
  2. Great Teachers Change Lives
    80% of the annual operating budget supports teacher salaries and benefits; the Mercy Annual Fund supports these costs.
  3. Every gift matters.
    Annually most gifts to Mercy are under $500; together they make a difference. Every gift benefits each student, teacher and staff member and all of the programs at Mercy

Learn more about The Mercy Annual Fund and why it's so important!

Meet the Team

  Mary Lund
  Director of Advancement


  Carol Fraher
  Assistant Advancement Director


  Jennifer Munsey
  Constituent Engagement Manager


  Beverly Buhain Cruz '92
  Advancement Services Manager


  Betty Battaglia
  Advancement Assistant


Mercy High School Burlingame

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