Mount Mercy Academy, a college preparatory high school, has been educating young women in Western New York since 1904. Mount Mercy Academy’s premier event, The McAuley, will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2023. 

Each year, The McAuley brings together alumnae, sponsors, parents, faculty, and friends of Mount Mercy to support educational advancements, state of the art classroom equipment and technology, as well as scholarships for young women, seeking a college preparatory education.

Gift Gathering Parties are an easy and exciting way for you to support The McAuley! Please check out the information below on our gift gathering parties. Are you are parent, alum or supporter of Mount Mercy interested in hosting a gift gathering party? Please contact Meagan Saxe at events@mtmercy.org or by calling (716) 825-8796 ext. 306.

THANK YOU to all of our supporters who attended and donated to our Alumnae Gift Gathering Brunch!

The McAuley Class Gift Gathering Challenge!

One prize donated by every class! Sure, we can simply ask you to donate, but where’s the fun in that? This is a prime opportunity to solve the hotly contested, age old question: Which MMA class reigns supreme? Think your class is the best? Now is your time to prove it!

We are asking all alumna for a small donation: your graduation year! And we’ve made it easy for you, simply

Venmo @mount-mercy-88

Graduated in 2006? Venmo $20.06 – it’s that easy. The most donations for the specific year gets to claim the title: BEST ALUMNAE CLASS! Feeling generous, donate more than once.

Here are the rules:

1. Contest ends February 28, 2023

2. For those alumna and classes that have already donated, you will receive credit for every $19 or $20 (depending on graduation year).

3. You don’t have to be an alumna to donate! Spread the word, ask your friends, family, etc.

4. Each week, Mercy will post a leaderboard.



The Board of Trustees Gift Gathering Party

March 26, 2023 at the home of Ted and Sue Overdorf.

Email events@mtmercy.org to RSVP


The McAuley Gift Card Gift Gathering Party hosted by Peggy Barrett & Kate Dust

Sunday April 2, 2023

Brick Oven Bistro

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Includes brunch and mimosas! Donation is a gift card or gift certificates valued at $100. Please RSVP by March 17, 2023 to Meagan Saxe at events@mtmercy.org or by calling (716) 825-8796 ext. 306. 


"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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