Making a Difference Scholarship Benefit
Making A Difference was a joyous night celebrating Mercy education!
If you weren't able to join us in person, click HERE or on the image above to watch our livestream.
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Join us for Mercy's biggest fundraiser of the year for tuition assistance!
Our 2022 Making a Difference Benefit will be in-person as well as live streamed. It is truly a celebration of our Mercy community. This past year we raised a record $400,000 — and our Mercy students need us to continue this level of support and more. We want those who cannot join us in person to still be able to watch and support this very special event from their homes.
This year, 44% of our 382 students received tuition assistance; up from 31% of our student body in 2015. While the requests for financial aid are always greater than our available funding, your generous support gives us the ability to ensure the transformative opportunity of a Mercy education is accessible to as many young women as possible. Thank you for helping us to build the bridge that makes a Mercy education possible - every gift truly makes a difference.
Tuition for the 2022-23 school year is $25,925. Every gift, no matter how big or small, helps a Mercy student. 100% of your gift goes directly to tuition assistance!
- Mercy awarded nearly $2 million in financial support in FY 22.
- Making A Difference makes up 15% of the tuition assistance budget; each gift is matched by 85% of other funding in order to make the most impact and help the greatest number of students.
- Making A Difference has raised and awarded $3.4 million in aid since its inception in 2004.
- 99% - 100% of our students matriculate to college
- In a competitive admissions market, providing increased financial aid packages to more families in need enables more young women in the Bay Area to access a Mercy education.
Demonstrate your commitment to making a difference.
100% of all sponsorships provide essential funds to Mercy’s tuition assistance program.
$25,000+ Catherine McAuley*
Provides a $5,000 award to five students
Provides a $2,000 award to five students
Provides a $1,000 award to five students
$2,500+ Silver *
Provides a $500 award to five students
Provides a $500 award to three students
(Six reserved seats at Making a Difference)
$600+ Blue & White
(Four reserved seats at Making a Difference)
(Two reserved seats at Making a Difference)
All sponsors will receive recognition on the website, publications and at the event.
*Sponsors of $1,500 or more will have a reserved table for 10 at the event.
$150- Individual ticket
Donations of all amounts are deeply appreciated.
For additional information, please contact Mary Lund, Director of Advancement
at 650-762-1190 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercy's Tax I.D.. #94-1230999
Mercy High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law.
The fair market value of the benefits received is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
The fair market value for dinner is $110.