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2017-2018 Annual Report


At a Glance: Message from the President


This past year has been one for Mercy’s storied history as we completed a major HVAC overhaul, increased recruitment efforts which yielded one of the largest freshman classes in recent history, redesigned and dedicated two science labs, and hired new personnel in the areas of college counseling, ESL, and advancement. And in this short time, these new hires coupled with our experienced and outstanding faculty and staff have moved the needle in a positive direction. When it comes to the annual operating costs for Mercy, we depend on the support of our donors to fund initiatives such as the Annual Fund, FIESTA, GolfFest, and our Negotiated Tuition Program to cover the gap between tuition and the true cost of a Mercy education. These initiatives last year provided $1.8 million in much-needed financial support to over 82 percent of our students. The momentum in and around the halls at Mercy High School is palpable and we thank you, our alumnae, friends, family, and donors for your continued support of your time, talent and treasure. Without you, we would not be able to live out our mission of providing academic excellence and inspiring young girls to become confident women of Mercy who embody faith, knowledge and compassionate service.

Thank you for all that you do and God bless!

Sr. Delores Hannon, RSM

Mercy High School President

2017-2018 Unrestricted General Operating Budget

Operating Revenues

Tuition & Fees               $3,982,841      70%

Gift & Endowment       $1,626,955       29%

Other Income                   $40,147        1%

Total Revenues             $5,649,943

Operating Expenses

Financial Assistance     $1,839,675      33%

Instructional Program  $3,098,022      56%

General Administration    $335,262       6%

Building                                 $280,069       5%



Donor Lists

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, 2017 - June 30, 2018.

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.

McAuley Scholars

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.

MX12:  Gifts given online on a monthly basis. 

Businesses and Corporations Supporting Mercy High School 

Donations to Scholarships & Tuition Awards

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.


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.