Making A Difference Scholarship Benefit

Making a Difference Scholarship Benefit

As we face a global pandemic and economic uncertainty, our tuition assistance program is more important than ever. Families are facing challenges and hardships that could not be predicted. The needs are greater than ever. Ensuring these students can stay at Mercy and providing support to our incoming families is our highest priority.  Making A Difference furthers our mission of educating young women of all economic backgrounds.

We need your support now more than ever!

  • Mercy tuition for 2020-21 is $24,155  
  • 38% of Mercy students receive financial aid with awards ranging from $2,500 to $17,000
  • Tuition assistance has increased from $1.4 million in FY 20 to nearly $2 million in FY 21
  • 100% of your donation directly supports a Mercy student on financial aid


Save the Date!
Making A Difference
April 29, 2021

Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to partner with us this year as a Making A Difference sponsor. To make your contribution online, please click here.

Sponsorship Levels:

$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
$600+ Blue & White Sponsor
$300+ Crusader Sponsor
$150 Friend of Mercy

Donations of all amounts are deeply appreciated


All Sponsors will receive recognition on Mercy’s website and publications.

For additional information, please contact Mary Lund, Director of Advancement
at 650-762-1190 or

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Photos from Past Benefit Dinners

 "No work is more productive of good to society than the careful education of women."   

Catherine McAuley
Sisters of Mercy

Making A Difference
Steering Committee

Kelli Benz P '11, '12
Natalie Cirigliano Brosnan '02
Clare Pool Purpura '75
Caroline Romeo ' 15
Cathy Dunleavy Rosaia '72, P '99
Mary Lund P '06, '08
Carol Fraher