Dear Friends of Mercy,
Over the years, you, our cherished community of alumnae, parents and friends, have changed the lives of many young Mercy girls. In turn, these women are now changing the world each day as mothers, professionals and persons of faith because of their Mercy education. Your legacy and the legacy of Mercy continues as we see more and more families with three generations of Mercy!
In this issue of Mosaic, you’ll find the 2015-16 Annual Report which lists our honor roll of dedicated donors. As Mercy’s President and a 1966 alumna, I want to extend my sincere gratitude for your generosity. Your gift helps us in our mission. As you may know, tuition assistance allows us to support students whose families cannot pay the complete expense of tuition. Additionally, the cost of a Mercy education is a major financial commitment for all parents, and even when parents pay in full, it is still necessary to subsidize with fundraising. I thank you on behalf of everyone here – our students, teachers, and staff.
Mercy is proud to be the largest all-female Catholic high school in Michigan with over 720 students. This allows us to offer excellent academics, robust extracurricular programs and spiritual retreats. Our recent Class of 2016 graduates accomplished some amazing feats:
- $23 million in college scholarships
- 27,000+ hours of community service
- 3 National Scholastic Art Finalists
- 11 college bound athletes
Our Robotics Team competed at the World Competition; Ice Hockey and Softball captured State Championships and 16 students committed to be Youth Mercy Associates. The world needs Mercy graduates today more than ever; we are building compassionate, well-spoken and confident future leaders.
May God bless you in this 2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy for your commitment to Mercy High School and making a Mercy education a reality for so many young women.
Cheryl Delaney Kreger, EdD ’66