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Spirit Gala

Mercy’s signature fundraising event, the Spirit Gala, is a much-anticipated annual event attended by hundreds of alumnae, donors, friends, and faculty. Over the years, the Gala has raised millions of dollars in support of the school’s academic program thank to our generous sponsors and attendees. Formal but fun, the Gala is an evening when we gather to celebrate the very best of Mercy

Spirit Gala 2021: From Our Heart to Your Home

Saturday, May 1, 2021  –  Time: TBD

Mark your calendars and join us virtually for the 2021 Mercy Spirit Gala, “From Our Heart to Your Home,” which will take place Saturday, May 1 (time TBD)! Our Gala Chairs, the Verdi and Nasca families, along with Mercy’s Advancement team and parent volunteers, are already hard at work behind the scenes to ensure this event is both memorable and fun. This year’s Gala will be an exciting live, interactive video program that will be hosted by Mercy families from their homes. Despite the shift to a virtual setting, the fun festivities and traditions of Gala will carry on with an online silent auction a few weeks before the event as well as a virtual live auction and paddle raise during Gala using a text-to-bid process. To learn more about the 2021 Spirit Gala, click the button below for information on sponsorships, ads, donations, and more!

Spirit Gala 2021: From Our Heart to Your Home

2019 Spirit Gala

Over 500 people were in attendance at Mercy’s Spirit Gala on November 2, 2019 – the highest grossing Gala in our school’s history! Hosted at the school in the beautifully decorated Kathleen Bonsignore Walgreen Gymnasium, Middle School Gymnasium, and the Catherine McAuley Gallery, the Spirit Gala is the premier fundraising event of the Mercy calendar. Each year, the event attracts local business leaders, parents, alumnae, elected officials, Sisters of Mercy, faculty, Board of Trustees members, and others to celebrate Mercy’s successes and contribute financially to its future.

Funds raised at the 2019 Gala will support tuition scholarships, equipment purchases, facilities upgrades, as well as provide the foundation for the newly created Mercy Academic Leadership Fund. Mercy legacy family and generous supporter, the LeChase Family, was presented with the Catherine McAuley Vision and Philanthropy Award. Mercy’s own Director of Alumnae Relations, Karen Ralph, was presented with the Sister Mary Francesca Award for Service to the Mercy Community. Special thanks to Gala Co-Chairs Cory & Erik Herrema P’20 and Kimberly & Matt Jones P’24 & 26 for helping make this a very successful Gala! See the photos at

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