Annual Fund



As we welcome the return of students and faculty to Mount Mercy Academy, we match the excitement for a new academic year with the commitment to our school’s long-standing legacy of excellence.

Entering Mount Mercy Academy’s 119th year as an institution, Mercy charisma is still the driving force behind all we do. Our faculty and staff strive every day to empower young women to influence the world through compassionate service and diversified leadership.

Through project-based learning, today’s Mercy girls are applying what they learn in the classroom to meaningful initiatives in our community. Our motto this year is, “Innovation rooted in tradition.” We believe this perfectly portrays our well-rounded approach to education.

"Through the course of my journey at Mount Mercy Academy, I have been able to develop a strong willingness to advocate for others with a sense of grace and confidence that I would not have been able to exhibit without the guidance of my teachers and peers,” said Alexis Garmong, Class of 2023. “As a student here, I have learned that mercy is more of a way of life than just a single word. Through our well-established principles grounded in traditions and our ability to bring imagination and passion to every situation, I truly believe Mercy girls are exceptionally prepared to make changes in the real world."

On the heels of a global pandemic, Mount Mercy Academy continues to not only adapt, but prosper. With new offerings and a growing enrollment, Mount Mercy Academy is positioned to thrive for years to come.

“Catherine McAuley spent her life educating young women who were in need. It is our obligation to carry out the mission of her legacy by providing a Mercy education to those who desire it but do not otherwise have the means,” said Michele Sixt Melligan ’92, Head of School.

We want to educate as many young women as possible in the vision of the Sisters of Mercy
Foundress Catherine McAuley, but we need your help to keep up the momentum!

Mount Mercy Academy aims to raise $200,000 during our 2022-2023 Annual Fund Campaign. A
donation to our Annual Fund will directly benefit the young women of Mount Mercy Academy in a variety of ways including security enhancements, program expansions and student scholarships.
With your support, we can give more girls in our community the life-changing opportunity of a Mercy education: rooted in faith, character and integrity.

Alumnae, friends, family and community members, thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts this academic year and for believing in the Mission of Mercy.

For more information or questions about the Annual Fund, please email iadevelopment@mtmercy.org


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If you work for a matching gift company, they will match your gift to Mount Mercy Academy!   Please check with *your* employer to see if they will match your gift.

Name “Mount Mercy Academy” on your company’s Matching Gift Form.   For Tax Exemption number, if requested, Mount Mercy is under IRS Group Exemption Number #0928 (Subordinate under U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops).

Downloadable Tax-Exempt Status Documentation for Mount Mercy Academy.

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"Mount Mercy has positively changed my life forever. Through the inviting community, I was able to grow as a woman, as a daughter, as a friend, and as a member of society. Throughout my time here I have gained an education in both academic areas and life in general through the school's ongoing efforts to educate students on gender inequality, racial injustice, and environmental crisis'. Furthermore, Mercy has given me the space to gain confidence that 4 years ago I never would have guessed I would have. Mount Mercy has helped me take that initial step toward becoming the strong woman of color I am today. At Mercy you are more than just a student, you are whoever you wish to be."

Melina Courtney

Class of 2022

"My future, success, and the ability to be an empowered woman in society come from Mount Mercy. My school is a strong foundation for my role in life. From attending Mount Mercy, I can say with confidence, that I will graduate with the mindset that I can accomplish anything. Mercy is my home and my sanctuary to be whoever I want. Mount Mercy has been bringing forth generations of strong intellectual women into the world, and I am more than honored to be one of them. Mercy teaches girls more than academics, but also about the world around us. As a mercy community, we give back to the world because it is our home. From my four years at Mercy, I have been educated on pushing for equality and peace and the understanding that there is no limit to what I can do. I have the confidence to go out in the world and make a difference because being a Mercy girl has given me that opportunity. "

Cassidy Reid

Class of 2022

"Mercy is more than just a school. Mercy is my second home and a shoulder to lean on. Mount Mercy has given me the confidence and resources to pursue my passions and make the world a more inclusive place, propelling me to take strides into male-dominated fields. Mercy blessed me with an environment to grow intellectually and in the community, giving me the foundation to make a tangible impact while making lifelong friendships."

Adrianna Awald

Class of 2022

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