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The Mercy Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of philanthropy at Mercy.

As the most important annual fundraising priority, the Mercy Annual Fund provides immediate resources needed for the academic year that cannot be found elsewhere. Your gift to the school supports every critical area and every program we offer.

Your Impact

Gifts to the Mercy Annual Fund touch each student and teacher in many ways, making it possible to:

  • Keep class sizes small, ensuring each student receives direct and focused instruction

  • Upgrade classroom technology to maximize educational resources and learning opportunities

  • Promote spiritual growth and character development through Campus Ministry activities, including retreats that cultivate sisterhood and community building

  • Provide a full-time certified athletic trainer, along with 14 competitive athletic teams, at no additional cost to participate

  • Maintain and recruit the most talented faculty and staff through competitive salaries and professional development opportunities

Head of School's Circle

The Head of School's Circle is composed of lead benefactors to Mercy High School. Membership is open to all individuals, families, alumnae, foundations and corporations who make a gift of $1,500 or more annually. Members of the Head of School's Circle are invited to the “Circle of Mercy” reception in January, hosted by the Head of School and Board of Directors. 

For more information about The Mercy Fund, contact Carol Fraher, Assistant Advancement Director, at 650-762-1192 or at