In March of 2015, Gina Strianese from Mercy's Class of 2002 sadly passed away. Everyone who knew Gina is saddened by her passing and committed to honoring her memory. Her family and friends decided to create a scholarship to honor Gina's memory and to ensure her legacy will live on.  Last year, they held a benefit to collect donations which contributed to the establishment of this scholarship. It will continue Gina's love of Mount Mercy through the girls who are fortunate enough to receive it. 

To her father Bob Strianese and mother Kim Esch as well as alum and event co-chair Kris Sanders Parisi '75 who's wish to keep Gina's memory alive became a gift which will become her legacy, we thank you.  Your kindness will have a profound impact on the lives of current and future Mercy Girls. 

To ALL of the committee members who's hard work and dedication to Gina's memory made this possible, we thank you on behalf of the young women who's lives will be forever changed by your generosity. 

To our alumnae committee members including co-chair Kris Sanders Parisi '75, Sue Nigrelli Danahy '82, Kate Trillo Blake '81, Mary Beth Billittier Darling '87 may you know the impact you have had on the lives of those who loved Gina and those who will benefit from this gift. Your support continues the Circle of Mercy, sharing your blessings with future Mercy Girls. 

May God continue to bless each and every one of you!

"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

Mariah Rullan

Class of 2019

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