Honoring the wishes of a Mercy leader

Suzanne Klingler Johnston '61 Scholarship Fund

On April 3, 2020, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women bid farewell to one of our school’s most dedicated and unforgettable leaders, former president Suzanne Klingler Johnston ’61. Her achievements and legacy span all areas of the Circle of Mercy as she tirelessly championed our mission to educate world-class learners. Suzanne invested her boundless energy, intellect, and passion in loving service to Mercy. She created personal connections with students, parents, and alumnae while garnering new friends and support for Mercy.

Under Suzanne’s leadership, we saw enrollment growth, curriculum expansion, building improvements, and the addition of valuable student facilities and resources. She oversaw the creation of the Dismas Center for Performing Arts and enhancements to Mercy’s performing arts program, as well as commissioned significant improvements in our science labs and athletic programs. Suzanne’s work contributed to the experience of every student and to Mercy’s standing in the community.

Donate to Suzanne Johnston Scholarship

In her 14-year tenure at Mercy, Suzanne never lost sight of her vision for a strong endowment to secure the school’s future. As a testament to Suzanne’s devotion to education and to Mercy, her family has generously asked to create a new scholarship in her name that will honor her legacy – a legacy that sees all girls working to fulfill their potential in a safe, academically challenging, and transformative educational environment. The Suzanne Klingler Johnston ’61 Memorial Scholarship will provide financial assistance to students whose ability and spirit guide them to Mercy but are restrained by financial need.

Suzanne led the charge in elevating Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women to become the 21st century world-class educational institution it is today. We hope Suzanne’s passion, tireless work, and humility will inspire you to contribute to this scholarship fund and participate in the very special mission she shared with Catherine McAuley.

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