December 2022
To our generous donors,

As we anticipate Christ’s birth in this season of Advent, I am grateful for your continued support of Mercy’s mission and students. Only through your generosity, has much been accomplished. You are remembered in our prayers and we ask that you pray for our important work of educating women who make a difference. Glance below to see what your gifts have helped us achieve as you consider supporting our upcoming needs.

In Mercy,

Dr. Cheryl Delaney Kreger '66
Mercy High School President
MERCY ART DEPARTMENT UPDATES
A strong visual arts program is a longstanding tradition and point of pride at Mercy High School. Our gifted teachers guide students to creative outlets and prepare our young artists for college art programs and design careers. This past year, 22 Mercy art students received 34 regional Scholastic Art Awards and of these, four Mercy students won gold key awards (first place). Last summer in support of this excellent program, we began a renovation of classrooms S1 and S3 that serve as the major art studios. Phase I was a success, yet we still have some pressing needs on our wishlist for Phase II!
Summer 2022 Art Studio Improvements:
  • Removal of old heavy cabinetry to open the room and provide more work space
  • Installation of air conditioning, new ceilings and new LED lighting 
  • The new LED lighting includes spot lights to highlight still-life objects and student models
  • Installation of new cabinets, counters, sinks and faucets 
  • Added new storage spaces for students’ art and supplies
  • Fresh coat of wall paint

Art Studio Wishlist:
  • New flooring ($12,000) - the original tile is coming up in areas and has been patched with a different color tile for this school year
  • New pottery kiln ($4,500 each) - we need 2
  • New pottery wheel ($2,000 each) - 1 donated, we need 1 more

Give now to support this project! In appreciation for your investment, all donations of $300-$4,999 will receive a Mercy Artist Notecard Collection featuring student art. A Mercy art piece will be gifted to each donor of $5,000 or more.
To make a donation to the Art Department, please select 'Art Department/Studio' from the Designation drop down menu.
MAROON & GOLD RAFFLE
We did it together! THANK YOU to all of our students, families, staff, alumnae, volunteers and everyone in our Mercy community who supported this year’s Maroon & Gold Raffle Family Fundraiser. We are happy to report that together with our alumna matching gift of $25,000, we raised over $186,000!

Congratulations to all the Top School Sellers: 
  • Top Selling Senior - Kelly Mahoney
  • Top Selling Junior - Ava Lorraine
  • Top Selling Sophomore - Lindsay Hermann
  • Top Selling Freshwoman - Alexandria Androff
  • 2nd Place Student Winner - Freshwoman - Jamiesha Faulkner
  • 1st Place Top Student Winner - Junior - Abby Slankster
  • 2nd Place Staff Winner - Dr. Daley
  • 1st Place Top Staff Winner - Mrs. Vallone
  • Top Selling Class - 9th Grade
  • Top Three Selling Advisors - Mrs. Bajorek, Mrs. Kowalyk and Mr. Klueg

Congratulations to all of the Prize Winners:
ANNUAL FUND
We invite you to make your year-end gift today to support Mercy's mission and impact the learning experience for Mercy students. Your tax-deductible donation to this fund enables us to cover expenses beyond what tuition allows, including crucial building improvements, educational program enhancements, and tuition assistance.

MERCY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
The Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame was unveiled at the President’s Reception held on September 30 and completes Mercy's lobby renovation. New honorees will be inducted annually to pay tribute to individuals and teams who excelled in our rich athletic tradition. Our abundant gratitude to Dr. Cheryl Kreger ‘66 and John Kreger for their generosity in making this project possible. Thank you to Vic Michaels from the Catholic League for his work as emcee of the panel discussion with the honorees. Please stop by to see the beautiful display in person.

Congratulations to the 2022 Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Class!

  • Larry Baker: Mercy Basketball coach, 1975-1996; former Mercy English teacher and Associate Principal
  • Nancy Malinowski: Mercy Athletic Director 1991-2021
  • Vicky Kowalski: 70 seasons as a Mercy Coach; started the golf and bowling teams
  • DeLoris Yager † (Deceased): Started the Mercy swim program; Swim Coach, 1967-1987
  • Jodi Yambor '74: Part of the State Championship Swim team, 1972 and 1973; University of Miami Hall of Fame
  • Kristina Bell '07: Mercy basketball and track; 4 year Basketball starter at Fordham
  • 1972 Swim State Championship Team: First Michigan state championship in any school, in any girls’ sport, after Title IX (Robyn Piscopink Valade ’74 and Kathleen Kolon Monaghan ’75 were in attendance.)
  • Girls Athletic Association: Mercy High School Sports and Events Program, pre-Title IX. Leadership through athletics - representatives from every class; promoted sportsmanship and Christian identity through sports (Sr. Brigid Johnson ’53 represented this group.)
ATHLETICS LOCKER ROOM - PHASE II
Built in 1964, the Gym locker room was original to Mercy’s Farmington Hills campus. Thanks to generous donors, many of whom attended our annual Auction and raised their paddles in support of Principal’s Pick, the first phase is complete! Mercy Physical Education students and athletes are now enjoying new lockers, flooring, LED lighting, charging stations and mirrors. An amazing transformation!

Fundraising is progressing for Phase II, which we plan to complete summer of 2023. Phase two includes the shower area, new lockers and the addition of a new restroom that is handicap accessible. To find out more about this project, please contact the Advancement Office at advancement@mhsmi.org or call 248-893-3538.
SENIOR CLASS OF 2023 & ALUMNAE LUNCHEON
As a highlight of Catholic Schools Week and as the Class of 2023 heads into their final semester at Mercy, we hold the Senior/Alumnae Luncheon. Seniors will be welcomed into the Mercy Alumnae Association at the luncheon and Alumnae are invited to host a table and to attend the luncheon on January 31.

This special sisterhood event provides an opportunity for Mercy alumnae to interact with seniors and share experiences, insight and advice in relation to college life, career paths, and more. Mercy Seniors in the graduating Class of 2023 will be seated with an alumna in a field that they have an interest in pursuing. Plan to attend this fabulous event.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
11:00am-2:00pm
Farmington Hills Manor
23666 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Lunch | Networking | Short Program & Rose Presentation

Registration & Sponsorship of 1 Senior $ 75
Registration & Sponsorship of 4 Seniors $ 185
Registration & Sponsorship of 8 Seniors $ 335
Registration & Sponsorship of 20 Seniors $ 750
*All payments over $75 are tax deductible donations.

To specify your field of interest or expertise, or for additional information please contact Laura Everett lpeverett@mhsmi.org or 248-893-3583.
SAVE THE DATE 44th ANNUAL MERCY AUCTION
YOUR MERCY LEGACY
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Mercy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school immersed in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, educates and inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to lead and serve with compassion.
Mercy Advancement Office
Maureen Stirling Duncan '96 & Gina DeAgostino Gray '91
248-893-3538