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MAD 2019 Save The Date

Making A Difference provides urgently needed support for tuition assistance giving hopeful young women the opportunity for a Mercy education. The event has drawn attention and strong support to this campaign, which has raised more than $2.4 million—with nearly 1,200 donors and 4,500 gifts—since its inception in 2004.

This year, we recognize Sr. Suzanne Toolan, RSM  beloved Chorale teacher and Internationally renowned composer as the recipient of the  Catherine McAuley Award in recognition of her commitment to the vision of Catherine McAuley and the education of young women.

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
• Six reserved seats at Making a Difference
$500+ Blue & White Sponsor
• Four reserved seats at Making a Difference
$250+ Crusader Sponsor
• Two reserved seats at Making a Difference
*Sponsors of $1,500 or more receive a table for ten for Making A Difference
All Sponsors will receive recognition on Mercy’s website, in the printed program, publications and event signage.
** Individual tickets are $150 each


With the growing cost of Catholic education, more students than ever now need financial assistance to attend Mercy, and in recent years, low- and middle-income families have been particularly hard-hit by increased costs.

The Making A Difference dinner is underwritten by the Board of Directors; 100% of all sponsorships and donations directly assist girls in need of financial aid.

Donations of all amounts deeply appreciated

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

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2019 Making A Difference Sponsors

Mercy High School Board of Directors 2018-19

Annie Bianchini '90 • Pauline Borghello, RSM • Judy Cannon, RSM • Cindy McDonald Dunleavy '81 • Patricia Flanagan '65 • Sarah Newsom Healy • Brandy M.M. Navarro '98 • Michele O'Connor Tyler '68 • Joan Marie O'Donnell, RSM • Clare Pool Purpura '75 • Caroline Romeo