2016-2017 Annual Report
At a Glance: Message from the President
At Mercy, we are proud that we have a strategic vision. We are committed to assuring our school is the most welcoming, inclusive faith-based girls school in Omaha. With a strong focus on academic excellence, we strive to ensure that every girl reaches her full potential. We are also continuing our mission to provide that quality education to any deserving student. As a result, Mercy provides more financial assistance per student than any other high school in Omaha. Your generous financial gifts help make that possible. To achieve this vision, we have articulated a strategic plan with these major goals that define our work:
- Ensuring educational excellence through integrated support to our students.
- Incorporating technology throughout the process to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century.
- Ensuring fiscal organizational health and the appropriate physical campus strengthening community, family, alumnae and donor engagement.
- Empowering our students to become women of faith and service
Your investment in Mercy is key to achieving these goals. We are committed to keeping your informed on the impact your generous financial gifts are making. That is why we are introducing an electronic newsletter in March 2018 to highlight high your investment is leading to success outcomes for our students and to share our vision for how funds will be used in the future to assure the best possible environment for student success.
Yours in God’s abundant Mercy,
Sr. Delores Hannon, RSM
Mercy High School is extremely grateful for all the financial support and friendship that our donors, alumnae and friends have provided during our fiscal year. Below you will find charts that outline what funds came in and how we spent these monies.
Thanks to our generous donors, we can continue our legacy of a quality, faith-based education here in Omaha. Gifts listed in the links below were committed from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.
(the list section is under construction--new lists will be added soon )
Donors of Distinction: The Donors of Distinction societies honor those generous benefactors who have made a lifetime commitment to the mission of Mercy High School.
Tributes: Gifts given in honor of a specific person or event in her/his life or a specific scholarship or activity.
The Mercy Legacy Society: The Mercy Legacy Society honors those how have remembered Mercy High School in their estate plans through wills, life insurance, charitable gift annuities, or other planned gifts.
Memorials: Gifts given in honor of those who have passed away during this time.
Endowed Scholarships & Tuition Awards: Approximately $60,000 in scholarships and tuition awards is awarded annually.
Annual Giving Fund: Donations to this fund create the foundation on which we continue to build the Mercy High School legacy. Your support allows us to provide a vital Mercy education to our Girls today and in the future.
future of mercy
We are moving Full Steam Ahead and looking forward to another 60 years of quality Mercy education. But times are changing. Mercy High School reflects the changing socioeconomic face of Omaha: 30% of our students qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program, and over 50% of our students would be considered middle-income families. Together, these two groups comprise 82% of our student population, and all of these families face the daunting challenge to pay a $10,000 annual tuition and fee bill. That’s precisely where Negotiated Tuition steps in to make up the gap.
We could not make this happen without our generous donors. You can make all the difference with your continued generosity in this Year of Mercy, which happens at this school every year.
While every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information, please realize mistakes may occur. If your name should be listed in one of our donor lists and it is not, or if your name is misspelled, please accept our sincerest apologies and contact the Office of Advancement, Naomi Chambers or call her at (402)553-9424. We will update our lists accordingly.