The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of philanthropy at Mercy.
Every donation to The Mercy Fund immediately impacts the life of a Mercy student. By making a gift—of any amount—you are investing in our mission and our community, and enhancing the educational experience for our students, faculty, and staff.
Every Mercy student relies on The Mercy 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 provides critical support to the operating budget each year. A Mercy education costs about $3,000 more per student than tuition provides. The annual gifts of parents, alumnae, alumnae parents, grandparents, board members, faculty, staff and friends are major contributors. Gifts are tax-deductible.
The Mercy Annual Fund Changes Lives
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.
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.
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.
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.