Through the generosity of parents, alumnae, sponsors, donors, and friends we raised more than $160,000 for the Mercy Scholarship Fund, exceeding our goal, during our annual La Merced Gala.
We received more sponsorships than ever before and the amount raised during our Fund-a-Need doubled from last year. It’s these generous contributions that form the foundation of Mercy’s 65-year legacy of educating more than 11,000 alumnae who now serve as leaders and influencers nationally and internationally.
Guests were greeted by Mercy’s award-winning Dolce Choir, were led in prayer by Sr. Janet Rozzano ’56 from Mercy’s pioneer class, and heard a heartfelt personal story from extraordinary student Cynthia Gutierrez ‘18 about how meaningful her Mercy experience has been. Co-MCs San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White ‘82 and Associated Student Body President Morgan Hildula ‘18 did a fantastic job energizing the room with their stories from past and present. We were happy to see our Mercy community connecting, laughing, and sharing memories with one another.