Mercy graduates are compassionate, caring and educated women who become an integral part of our community. Every year, approximately 98% of our students go on to post-secondary education, earning millions of dollars in academic scholarships. In fact, roughly 11% of these Mercy graduates become first-generation college students. From there, these confident Women of Mercy develop careers and relationships that serve their families, their work, and their communities.
At its core, Mercy High School exists to provide a college preparatory education for every girl who desires it regardless of her family’s financial means. What this means is that our doors are open to every girl who wants to enter, and our student body reflects the socio-economic diversity that exists in Omaha. It also means that tuition revenue only covers 55% of our operating budget. That means your support is critical to our students.
Donors Allow Students to go to Mercy
It is because of you that Mercy can continue its legacy of a quality, faith-based education. Each year Mercy distributes $1.6 million to 82% of our students, a figure that eclipses the support given by other private, college-prep schools in the area. But only a third of this support comes from our endowment. This is why you are so important. Your donations make up the $1 million shortfall that tuition just doesn't cover.
There are many ways to support Mercy, whether it is for our Annual Fund, endowments, event sponsorship, capital campaigns, or through a planned gift in the future.