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The winner of the 2018 Distinguished Woman of Mercy award is Pat O'Neill Sauerman of Scottsdale, AZ.  

Each award will be presented at the All-School Reunion to an alumna of Mercy, St. Mary’s or St. John’s who actively promotes the growth of Faith, Knowledge, and Service as demonstrated by her life. The Distinguished Woman of Mercy Alumna Award will be given to an alumna who has graduated 15 or more years ago. The Young Woman of Mercy Alumna Award will be given to a young alumna who has graduated between 5 and 15 years ago and is on the path to becoming a Distinguished Woman of Mercy. Nominees should excel in one or more of the following areas:

Faith: The alumna practices her faith and promotes the Spiritual Works of Mercy (counsel the doubtful, instruct the ignorant, admonish sinners, comfort the afflicted, forgive offenses, bear wrongs patiently, pray for the living and the dead) and inspires others to do the same.
Knowledge: The alumna constantly improves her knowledge and pursues education, improving the lives of others through her contributions to her profession or area of expertise.
Service: The alumna demonstrates the Corporal Works of Mercy (feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, bury the dead), addressing the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy (earth, immigration, non-violence, racism and women). Through her service the alumna has made a difference in the lives of others.

The nomination must be completed by an alumna of Mercy, St. John's or St. Mary's. Self-nominations and posthumous nominations will not be accepted. All nominations will be blinded and will be reviewed by a committee made up of alumnae and friends of Mercy.

The nomination period for 2019 has ended. To nominate an alumna for 2020, click on the links below. 

The Distinguished Woman of Mercy Alumna Award

The Young Woman of Mercy Alumna Award

If you have any questions about the nomination procees, please email Roz Parr '09, Alumnae and Annual Appeals Officer.