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The Mercy Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of philanthropy at Mercy.

Every Mercy student relies on the Annual Fund, a critical resource that impacts all aspects of the school. The Mercy Annual Fund is critical to the ongoing success and financial stability of our school, and sustains programs not covered by tuition. Gifts touch each student and teacher in many ways.

The Mercy Annual Fund Changes Lives

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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. 

Students pray in chapel

 

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. 

Students in classroom on iPads

 

Innovation

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. 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.

Students make meals for community service

 

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.

 

Athletics, Leadership, Clubs, Visual & Performing Arts

The majority of Mercy students participate in one or more extracurricular activities from athletics and clubs 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.

Contact

   Mary Lund
   Director of Advancement
   650-762-1191

   mlund@mercyhsb.com

   Carol Fraher
   Assistant Advancement Director
   650-762-1192

   cfraher@mercyhsb.com

Giving Societies

   Catherine McAuley Society
   $50,000 or more

   Mother Baptist Russell Society
   $25,000 to $49,999

   The Oaks Society
   $10,000 to $24,999

   1931 Society
   $5,000 to $9,999

   Blue and White Society
   $2,500 to $4,999

   Head of School Circle
   $1,500 to $2,499

   Friends of Mercy
   Gifts up to $1,499

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