Making A Difference Scholarship Benefit

Making a Difference Scholarship Benefit

Join us on April 29th at 6:55 pm, right here on this page, for our Live Stream event! 
We will start right at 7:00!  Join us early so you don't miss out!

Mercy’s Annual Benefit for Student Tuition Assistance  

The Making A Difference Scholarship Benefit has unlocked the opportunity of a Mercy education for hundreds of Mercy girls and families over the past 17 years. Mercy provides an equitable and inclusive environment where each student can learn, grow, and thrive, preparing them for college and future career success.  

In alignment with our mission of providing an all-girls Catholic college preparatory education, tuition assistance ensures that Mercy is accessible to all aspiring young women of diverse religious, cultural, social and economic backgrounds.  

We are grateful to our Board of Directors for underwriting this event so that every dollar donated to Making A Difference directly supports a Mercy student on tuition assistance. 

Why support students through tuition assistance? 

  • 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.
  • 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.

Our Impact 

  • 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.

The generosity of our alumnae, alumnae parents, families and friends is deeply appreciated.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Sponsorship Levels:

  • $25,000+ Catherine McAuley
    Provides a $5,000 award to five students
    $10,000+ Platinum
    Provides a $2,000 award to five students
     $5,000+ Gold
    Provides a $1,000 award to five students
     $2,500+ Silver 
    Provides a $500 award to five students
    $1,500+ Presidential
    Provides a $500 award to three students

    $1,000+ Bronze 
    $600+ Blue & White 
    $300+ Crusader 
    $150+ Friend of Mercy

Donations of all amounts are deeply appreciated

Click Here to Make Your Gift 

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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
mlund@mercyhsb.com
Mercy's Tax I.D.. #94-1230999 

 

Making A Difference sponsors

"No work is more productive of good to society than the careful education of women."   
-Catherine McAuley, Foundress, Sisters of Mercy

 

Please join us as a Sponsor

$25,000+ Catherine McAuley 
$10,000+ Platinum 
$5,000+ Gold 
$2,500+ Silver 
$1,500 Presidential 
$1,000+ Bronze 
$600+ Blue & White 
$300+ Crusader 
$150+ Friend of Mercy

Make Your Gift Here

 

Making A Difference

Updated as of 03/03/2021

Underwriters

Mercy High School Board of Directors
Penny Stack Alexander '78
Kelli Benz, P '11, '12, GP '24
Greg Dannis P '09
Emily Gonzalez-Jauregui '15
Bob Grassilli
Una Kinsella '83
Mary Schaffer Kircher '78
Jamie Jweinat Lechleitner '02
Joe Nezwek, MBA, P '14
 Joan Marie O'Donnell, RSM, MSF '59
Caroline Romeo, P '14
Patrick Ruff
Vashti R. Sinigayan '99, MPA
Michele O'Connor Tyler '68, P '97, '00
Randy Wong, M.D., P '12
 

Sponsors

$25,000+ Catherine McAuley 
Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation
Robert Stewart Odell and Helen Pfeiffer Odell Fund

$10,000+ Platinum 
Anonymous
Bengier Foundation
Norbert and Inger Bischofberger, P '11
John and Juliette Torrey
TPG

$5,000+ Gold 
Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation
The Drum Foundation
Wayne and Cathy Dunleavy Rosaia '72, P '99

$2,500+ Silver 
Peter and Kelli Benz, P '11, '12, GP '24
William and Emilia Kibblewhite, P '15, 17
Rick and Jamie Jweinat Lechleitner '02
Andrew and Clare Pool Purpura '78
Charlie and Caroline Romeo, P '14
Sandra Stoppoloni, GP '14, '15, '22

$1,500+ Presidential 
Anonymous
James and Lynn O'Halloran Akeyson '75, P '22
Matthew and Penny Stack Alexander '78
Natalie Cirigliano Brosnan '02, Ed.D. and Neil Brosnan
Douglas & Maryann Lovi Button '72
Elizabeth F. Caserza '77
Joseph Nezwek and Jane Cavagnaro '78, P'14
James and Gina Rosaia Collins '99
David and Maria Collins, P '15
Kirk Demlinger
Bob Grassilli
Patrick and Jane Hitchcock, P '12
Matthew and Mary Schaffer Kircher '78
Jerry and Kathy Lautze Krause '68
Scott and Martha Ann Milliken, P '16
Mike and Susana Pearl, P '24
Mario and Katherine Lacunza Pompili '78, P' 12
Junipero Serra High School
Vashti R. Sinigayan '99, MPA
Aileen Whelan, M.D. '76
Melinda and Randolph Wong, M.D., P'12

$1,000+ Bronze 
Harry and Irene Garibaldi Aubright '46
MArtha and Greg Dannis, P '09
Susan Morro '59
Frank Romeo
Janet Ruffing, RSM '63
Eldon Thiesen

$600+ Blue & White 
Claire Reitmann-Grout '04
Stephen and Theresa Rutledge, '80 MSF 
Carl and Michele O'Conner Tyler '68

$300+ Crusader
Kevin Domecus and Laura Brucken, P '16
Mary Bolier Carp '77
Lora A. Connolly '70
John and Carol Fraher
Dennis Irving
Mary and Lars Lund, P '06, '08
Mary J. Schymeinsky '59
Varian Medical Systems

Honorary  & Steering Committees

Honorary Committee 

Amy Bayley, RSM '68
Peter and Kelli Benz, P '11, '12, GP '24
Norbert and Inger Bischofberger, P'11
Marguerite Buchanan, RSM
James and Gina Rosaia Collins '99
Rosann Fraher, RSM, MSF '60
Patrick and Jane Hitchock, P '12
William and Emilia Kibblewhite, P '15, 17
Jerry and Kathy Lautze Krause '68
Fr. Michael Mahoney, O.F.M. Cap. OLA
Andrea Metkus, M.D., P '23
Scott and Martha Ann Milliken, P '16
Mario and Katherine Lacunza Pompili '78, P'12
Andrew and Clare Pool Purpura '75
Charlie and Caroline Romeo, P '14
Wayne and Cathy Dunleavy Rosaia '72, P '99
Janet Rozzano, RSM, MSF '56
Fr. John Ryan, St. Catherine of Siena
Sandra Stoppoloni, GP '14, '15, '22
Aileen Whelan, M.D., '76

Steering Committee

Kelli Benz, P '11, '12, GP '24
Natalie Cirigliano Brosnan '02, Ed.D
Carol Fraher
Jamie Jweinat Lechleitner '02
Mary Lund, P '06, '08
Caroline Romeo, P' 14
Cathy Dunleavy Rosaia '72, P '99
Vashti R. Sinigayan '99, MPA