Why We Give

Who is Mercy? People Like You.

Mercy donors are a diverse group of people who come from varying backgrounds, each with their own reason for giving. Learn more about some of our donors, and if you have your own story to tell, please call Beth Watson at 888-636-3729, ext 138 or e-mail bwatson@mercyne.org.

Susan JenkinsonLegacy Society Founding Member Susan Jenkinson in Her Own Words

Susan Jenkinson, a former Sister of Mercy, worked for 23 years directing an agency that provided shelter, supportive services and transitional housing to homeless women and their families, as well as victims of domestic violence. She also served for seven years as the director of ministry for the Sisters of Mercy – Northeast Community and is the founding member of the Catherine McAuley Legacy Society, a group whose members have included the Sisters of Mercy in their wills and estate plans.

Kristen SoucieKristen Soucie, Mercy Associate

"Donor support is very important for the Sisters of Mercy. I have decided in my life that I love the ministry and the mission of the sisters, and that is where I put all of my support."

Brian CavanaghBrian Cavanagh, Cavanagh Co.

"Over the years I've met so many wonderful Sisters of Mercy who are completely immersed in their ministries. I give because of their commitment to service and their unselfish spirits."

Donor Antoette OliverMeet Antonette Oliver: Helping Shape the Future of the Sisters of Mercy

As a former Sister of Mercy, Antonette wants everyone to know that she may have left the convent, but she never left Mercy. Antonette shares, "As the Gospel says, 'I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.' That's the Mercy way of life, and that's the Mercy that I love. I've included the sisters in my will to give back to them all they've shared with me."

Donor Robert H. Mace Jr.In His Own Words: Robert H. Mace Jr.

My earliest memories, those which you never forget, are of the Sisters of Mercy in their original habits, leading large groups of us youngsters to morning Mass, then back across the street, past the convent, into our school buildings. In those days, to a young and developing mind and spirit, the Sisters of Mercy represented Christ on earth and were living icons of the living God.

Donor Fran LaSalleAn Unexpected Education, a Lifelong Connection

Fran LaSalle attributes the successes in her life to her Mercy education and the lifelong values instilled in her by the Sisters of Mercy, including Sister Mercy McAuliffe. Because of your support, Mercys today continue to help bring brighter futures to people in need.

Donor J. Michael GriffinJ. Michael Griffin

"If we believe in the spirit of God as being active in the creation of the world today, ministries have to continue."

Donor Karen BachusKaren Bachus

"The Mercys have made such a huge difference in my life. I would not be where I am today without their influence on my life."

Donor Victoria AlmeidaVictoria Almeida

"It was the Sisters of Mercy who by their lives and witness taught me the fundamental Gospel message of service to others, especially those in need."

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