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FIESTA (Friends In Earnest Supporting Tuition Assistance), traditionally held each year in mid to late February, is Mercy’s annual auction. FIESTA plays a very important role in Mercy’s ongoing commitment to empower young women to achieve their full potential in a diverse, supportive, and academic-centered community. The monies raised during FIESTA are a key component in our ability to continue our long-standing Negotiated Tuition Program, respecting each family’s unique needs and income. We offer $1.99 million in tuition assistance to 82% of our families.

All donations are tax deductible because Mercy is designated by the IRS as a 501c3 charity and non-profit organization. Approximately 500 people attend FIESTA each year. Attendees receive our FIESTA catalog that offers a wide range of exposure for donors and advertisers. It also provides recognition to all who support the event. Through our catalog, advertisers are able to support Mercy and promote their businesses at a fair cost.  

There are so many ways to be a part of FIESTA!  
•    Attend:  Join us for our first live celebration in two years on February 18! Silent Auction bidding runs from February 11 to February 18. 
•    Donate: Donate an item for our Live, Super Silent, or Silent Auction! Contact Sammie Becker at or 402.553.9424 to make arrangements.  
•    Advertise:  Support Mercy and promote your business! Click here to purchase a catalog advertisement or contact Anna Dwyer at or 402.553.9424.
•    Sponsor:  Become a FIESTA sponsor.  You can view our sponsorship options and sign up here or contact Anna Dwyer at or 402.553.9424.
•    Raffle: Did we mention our $10,000 raffle?  Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win! 

Saturday, February 11 - February 18: Silent Auction is Open

Saturday, February 18: The Crown Jewel of FIESTAs is LIVE at the Downtown Marriott!

   4:30 pm: Celebration of the Eucharist

   5:00 pm: Cocktail Hour

   6:00 pm: Dinner

  • Reflection from Student Council President
  • Recognition of the Cor Misericordiae winner - Ms. Holly McCoy
  • Raise the Paddle for school improvements
  • Raffle winner announced

   7:00 pm: Live Auction

FIESTA accepts Visa and Mastercard payments. 

We do not accept American Express or Discover.


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