Dear Mercy Family,
Upon reflection, I am reminded many times over that Mercy High School is not merely a building, but rather an active community of young women and all who support them as they learn. Our values of Mercy, Human Dignity, Justice, Service and Option for the Poor are part of our DNA and so is our strong legacy of women’s leadership.
The Venerable Catherine McAuley, who founded the Sisters of Mercy, knew the importance of educating women of all backgrounds and stations in life. “No work of charity can be more productive of good to society than the careful instruction of women. Their example and their advice will always have great influence.” How true this is today, 190 years after these words were spoken.
Our 15,000 alumnae are a testament to Catherine’s work. Our graduates span three generations and are mothers, teachers, doctors, nurses, engineers, civic leaders, entrepreneurs, artists and CEOs in every industry imaginable. Their influence reaches every corner of the earth. Creativity, grit, spunk, intelligence, wisdom, hospitality and Christ-centeredness are all hallmarks of Mercy in a world that needs us now more than ever!
In this season of gratitude, I acknowledge all who are part of our Mercy family – staff, alumnae, parents, students, benefactors, Trustees and committee members. It is you who change lives through making a Mercy education possible.
Thank you for helping to bring Mercy to the world. Thank you to our 2016-17 Honor Roll of Donors!