March 2021
Greetings Friend of Mercy!

Thank you for your support of Mercy High School! We are pleased to share the following updates from our Advancement Office. Please read on to learn how your contribution has made a difference at the school and the wide variety of opportunities to support Mercy students.

We wish you a happy Holy Week and hope that you have a wonderful Easter.

In Mercy,

Announcing The Doris J. Duchene & Donald L. Duchene Sr. Foundation Scholarship
Are you a Marlin and Shamrock family? Recently, a generous donation from the Doris J. Duchene and Donald L. Duchene Sr. Foundation was received to start an endowed scholarship that supports families with a Mercy daughter and a Catholic Central son.  
Once the fund reaches the threshold required, families may apply. Eligibility includes:

  • Families dedicated to Catholic education
  • Financial need
  • A daughter enrolled at Mercy High School and a son enrolled at Detroit Catholic Central simultaneously

If you would like to support this, or any other Endowed Fund or Scholarship, you may donate online and include the scholarship name in the designation field.
Members of the Mercy Giving Circle will be invited to a Lunch & Learn on April 13th to hear about how their gifts have made an impact this year.

Presenters include:
Dr. Cheryl Delaney Kreger '66, Mercy President
Traci Smith, Director of DEI
Karla Rose Middlebrooks '76, Board Member
Laura Merritt Everett ’98, Director of Alumnae Relations

With Special Guest:
Mercy Distinguished Alumna Sheri Johnson Crawley '90
Founder & CEO, Pretty Brown Girl®
To learn more about the Mercy Giving Circle and how you may join and participate in the upcoming Lunch & Learn, visit our Special Fundraising Projects webpage.
To celebrate 75 years, a Class Challenge is happening for the 1970s alumnae! This challenge will support adding air conditioning to five classrooms in the South Hall. This enhancement not only provides a comfortable learning environment for students and teachers, it also ensures Mercy's stable future in a competitive education marketing by improving the facility. Thank you to all of the Class Challenge Reps for your support!

Bequests, IRA rollovers and gifts of stock are welcomed and appreciated. Please take a moment to prayerfully consider the various ways to support Mercy through a planned gift. Your financial advisor may be able assist you with the best planned gift for your financial position.

To learn more about planned giving opportunities, visit our Planned Giving Website.
A Gift to Mercy Will...

  • Enhance the experience of every Mercy student.
  • Keep our school sustainable and strong today and in the future.
  • Help Mercy remain accessible, by keeping tuition costs down.
  • Enable our school to be innovative and sustain existing programs.
We invite you to join us for the Mercy High School Special Edition 2021 Virtual Tea for Tuition on Sunday, April 25 at 2:00pm. The Alumnae Association has put together an amazing virtual Livestreamed Event and Tea Experience Packages to raise funds for tuition assistance!

You’ll get to take a peek into our new Catherine McAuley Tea Room and hear stories from current students about how tuition assistance has enlightened their Mercy experience. We also look forward to announcing and spotlighting our 2021 Distinguished Alumna and new Trailblazer Alumna Award

New this year! We have several experience packages available for pre-order and pick up at Mercy HS prior to the event. You can have Tea for Two or indulge in the Mercy Mosa Mega Package. There are limited quantities for these beautifully curated items, so order soon.

Make a gift online to benefit Tuition Assistance.

We will go live on YouTube at 2:00 pm on Sunday April 25th. Save this link to join us!

For any questions or further information, contact the Alumnae Office at or 248-476-3270.
The Maroon & Gold Raffle, formerly the Sweepstakes Drive, kicked off on March 18th. If you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket, please visit or contact Gina Gray, Special Events Director at

Save the Date: Saturday September, 25, 2021
Celebrating the Classes of 1946, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016 
Alumnae from all classes are welcome!

More event information coming soon.

As we work toward building a sustainable future, we offer the opportunity to name a space at Mercy. When you name a classroom, a study space or a gathering area, you set it apart as something special. Something more than walls and chairs, you give it a meaning and a legacy.
Naming opportunities are available for classrooms, common areas, offices and courtyards. Funding provides unrestricted capital funding to continue to provide ongoing updates to the building and campus. Funds for campus improvement provide support to create an ideal learning atmosphere for Mercy students.

To learn more about these opportunities, visit our Naming Opportunities webpage.
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
Jennifer Stark & Maureen Stirling '96