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Ways to Give

When you make a gift to Mercy, you make an immediate impact on Mercy students and on the life of the school.

Mercy's long tradition of excellence has made it one of the premier schools for young women on the San Francisco Peninsula. Mercy graduates are women of faith, women in pursuit of academic excellence, women of influence, women of compassionate service, and proactive global citizens.

There are so many ways in which you can support Mercy. You may make a donation now online, donate stock or real estate, or support The Mercy Fund or Making A Difference. You can honor a loved one through a named scholarship or endowment or by making a memorial or honorary gift.

A gift of any amount benefits the young women at Mercy today and in the future.

The success of Mercy will always depend on a wonderful spirit of giving. Thank you!

Online Giving

Gifts may be made securely online.

Thank you for your generosity.

Stock Transfers

Thank you for your generosity in considering a gift of stock. When you donate stock, you avoid capital gains tax on your stock investment. The following are helpful tips for making your contribution of gifts of Securities to Mercy High School Burlingame (MHSB):

Stock Transfer Transmittal Information

  1. MHSB utilizes Direct Transmittal between brokerage accounts.
  2. Please notify MHSB of your intention to transfer a gift of stock, by emailing or calling Mary Lund or Carol Fraher at 650.762.1190.
  3. For DTC eligible securities, please instruct your broker in writing to transfer securities to:

    Charles Schwab
    DTC# 0164
    Account # 6233-2378
    Mercy High School Burlingame
  4. Please also send or email a copy of your letter to MHSB and instruct your broker to FAX a copy of your letter of instruction to Mary Lund or Carol Fraher to the Main Office fax (650) 343-2316 so we can properly identify and credit the donor when the stock transfer takes place (click here to see a sample DTC letter) .
  5. An acknowledgement letter will be mailed to you from MHSB.

Your support directly benefits our students who will be the leaders of tomorrow.

Thanks again for your generosity,

Mary Lund
Director of Advancement
650.762.1190 or

Mercy Mass Program

"God's mercy endures forever"

There are many occasions when you want to remember someone special in your life: funerals, illnesses, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and other special moments. The Mercy Mass Program gives you the opportunity to let friends and relatives know that they are in your prayers. It also gives the Mercy High School community the chance to join with you in praying for your special intentions.

Remembrance in a Mercy Mass is a perfect way to show your love for those people who have played a special role in your life.

When contributions are made, the name of the person to be remembered or honored is enrolled in our Mass book which is placed on the altar at our student body Masses during the year. If you would like an acknowledgement card sent, please be sure to include the name and address of whom you would like to receive the card. There is no specific contribution amount requested for participation.

You may make an online gift, of any amount, to the Mercy Mass Program, or mail your gift to the Advancement Office, Mercy High School, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame CA 94010, along with the name of the person to be honored or remembered as well as the name and address of anyone you would like to receive a card.

We will keep you in our prayers and ask that you also pray for the Mercy community. God bless you.

Please contact the Advancement Office at 650.762.1190 if you have any questions.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift benefits to their employees, doubling the value of their charitable contributions. These donations make a critical difference for Mercy.

Before you make your gift to Mercy, please click and check in the matching gift company search — or check with your company's human resources or benefits office—to see if your employer has a corporate matching gift program that will make your support go twice as far.

Giving Societies

Mercy High School Giving Societies

Mercy High School giving societies include all gifts made during our fiscal year of July 1 through June 30. Donors giving $1,500 or more annually will receive an invitation to the Circle of Mercy Donor Dinner held in the Kohl Mansion in October. Matching gifts (individual or spouse) are included when determining giving society membership.

Catherine McAuley Society: Gifts of $50,000 or more
Mother Baptist Russell Society: Gifts of $25,000 to $49,999
The Oaks Society: Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999
1931 Society: Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999
Blue and White Society: Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999
President's Circle: Gifts of $1,500 to $2,499
Friends of Mercy: Gift up to $1,499

Gifts of any amount are deeply appreciated by the Mercy High School Community.
Please click here to make an online donation.


Kohl Mansion Donor Wall

Effective July 1, 2010, donors whose lifetime gifts are $5,000 or more are honored by having their name inscribed on the Kohl Mansion Donor Wall.

Circle of Mercy and Catherine McAuley Award

Circle of Mercy

The Circle of Mercy honors those donors who have shared in our mission through an annual leadership gift of $1,500 or more to the school. Mercy counts on these leadership gifts to provide many enhancements to our programs and campus. These leadership donors are honored annually by the Board of Directors at the Circle of Mercy dinner held in October. All individuals, families or corporations making a leadership gift are invited to be members of the Circle of Mercy and attend the dinner. In 2006, Mercy established the Catherine McAuley Award which is presented at the Circle of Mercy Donor Dinner.

“Catherine McAuley Award”

Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy said “No work of charity can be more productive of good to society than the careful instruction of women.” The Catherine McAuley Award is presented to a person or group who represents a commitment to Catherine McAuley’s vision and the education of young women. Through their support, the recipients of this award have enabled us to prepare our students to be women of faith, influence and compassionate service. The young women at Mercy today are our future; the recipients of this award have joined with Mercy in educating young women not only for success in college but for life.

Give by Mail


Mary Lund
Advancement Director 

Carol Fraher
Assistant Advancement Director

Jennifer Munsey
Annual Giving and
Donor Stewardship Manager

Jamila Sinlao Zanette '04
Alumnae Relations Manager

Beverly Buhain Cruz '92
Advancement Services Manager

Betty Battaglia
Advancement Assistant