Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women is faithful in stewarding all sources of school revenue. We are successful in enhancing faith-filled academic programs, recruiting and retaining top-notch faculty, improving athletics, offering engaging extracurricular activities, and awarding need-based tuition aid. By making a gift to Mercy, you can help us build upon these successes and ensure Mercy is a place where young women of all faiths can receive a world-class education for generations to come.

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Since 1928, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women has reflected the motto:
  Via - the Way: embracing in Gospel Values
  Veritas - the Truth: unleashing creative energy for the pursuit of knowledge
  Et Vita - the Life: nurturing a hope-filled vision for leadership, responsibility and service.

Please help us to continue our mission today and for future generations. The tuition at Mercy covers only part of the cost of educating our students. In order to continue to provide the best possible experience to the young women of Mercy, we must depend on the generosity of our parents, alumnae, and friends to supplement these costs. There are a number of ways that you can help:


The Mercy Fund is the primary vehicle for raising funds to contribute to the general operating budget of the school, as well as academic enrichment materials, financial aid/scholarships, student leadership training, and professional development for faculty/staff. Donations to this fund have a direct impact on the students at Mercy.

Gifts can be made by check (via mail) or credit card (call 585-288-2610 or pay on-line by clicking here).

Advancement Office
Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women
1437 Blossom Road
Rochester, New York 14610

Mercy's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Donor giving is acknowledged in the Annual Report to the Community published in early fall.

For more information, contact Karen M. Ralph '72, Director of Alumnae Relations, at 585-288-7120 x313 of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Catherine McAuley Wall of Honor

The Catherine McAuley Wall of Honor stands in the Catherine McAuley Gallery at Mercy as a tribute to women who have made a difference, both to Mercy and to those who support us. The Wall of Honor recognizes women for their strength of character, sensitivity and courage as well as belief in the mission of Mercy and inspiration given to others. For a donation of $500, the name of an honored woman will be etched upon the Wall of Honor.

Thermometer Goal exceededCapital campaign goal exceeded!

In 2014, Mercy publicly launched an aggressive $15 million capital campaign to make transformational changes in the Arts, Academics, Athletics, Endowment and general overall support.  We are thrilled to share that we exceeded our goal and are enjoying the fruits of our labor with a new track and field, enhancements to our curriculum, a growing endowment, and a new performing arts center. Thank you to all who participated!