Tea for Tuition


Sunday, April 22, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:30pm
Mercy High School
All Mercy alumnae, mothers, staff and friends are invited!

The Alumnae Association hosts a springtime tea to give back to our alma mater and ensure bright futures for Mercy students by raising money for tuition assistance. Decorations are festive and joy fills the room. We are excited to announce a challenge grant from the Wheeler Family Foundation, Inc. to benefit the 2018 Tea for Tuition. If net proceeds from the event total $35,000 or more, the Wheeler Family Foundation, Inc. will then contribute $10,000. We are grateful for this generous opportunity. Help us reach this goal!
The afternoon includes:
Hot and cold gourmet teas
Delicious tea party food and dessert
Fabulous silent auction and raffle items
Many thanks to our valued sponsor St. Joseph Mercy Health System.

Ways to Participate
Host a table of 10.
Attend with a few friends or as an individual.
Donate a gift or themed basket.
Be an AbsenTea donor.
Be a sponsor.
Host a Table
Table Hostesses are the heart and soul of Tea for Tuition. They invite their friends, colleagues, family members, and neighbors to the party.
  • Learn more about being a Table Hostess.
  • REGISTER HERE as a Table Hostess. $250 per table.
  • Access our Table Hostess Tool Kit for tips on inviting your guests and hosting your table.
  • Hostess Upgrade Option: For a total upfront payment of $500, the Alumnae Board will set and decorate your table for 10 guests. This offer has limited availability – contact the Alumnae Office if interested. (Tax-deductible donation is $250.)
Are you interested in attending by yourself or with a few friends? We will welcome you at a Mix-and-Mingle table.
  • REGISTER HERE as an individual or a few and tell your friends that you are going. Maybe some will join you. If you indicate your friend's name on the registration form or send us an email at alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org, we will do our best to seat you together.
  • Note: If you were invited by a Table Hostess, your hostess will take care of registering you. Please do not register online.
Donate a Gift
Please consider supporting our silent auction and raffles. Items typically range in value from $25 to $500 and are in the form of gift certificates, gift baskets or individual items. Gift donation details.
Can't make the Tea? Be an AbsenTea Donor!
Support tuition assistance with an AbsenTea donation. Make your gift online or send your check to Mercy High School Alumnae Office, 29300 W 11 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336-1409. Make check payable to “Mercy High School” and note AbsenTea in the memo line. THANK YOU!
AbsenTea donors will be acknowledged in the event program. Giving levels:
$250    Diamond
$100    Platinum
$50      Gold
$25      Maroon
Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsoring Tea for Tuition is a great way to give exposure to your business. Find out more!

For any questions or further information, contact the Alumnae Office at alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org or 248-476-3270.