Please take a moment to prayerfully consider the various ways to support Mercy through an endowed gift.  In all endowment scenarios, gifts are made to the principal; monies are invested, and only the income on the investment is available for expenditure.

Giving to the Mercy Endowment Fund

The Mercy Endowment Fund furthers our mission by providing funding for scholarships and financial aid, faculty and staff enrichment, technology, and special projects. This fund ensures that Mercy has a permanent source of money for its future growth. Help us secure the future of Mercy High School by making a gift to our Endowment Fund.


The Circle of Mercy: Create a Named Scholarship

A named scholarship may be established in memory or honor of a particular person.  Donors in the past have chosen to honor family members, a beloved Mercy Educator, among others.  Similar to an endowed fund, a scholarship can be established with a minimum gift of $25,000 and funded in a variety of ways: a single gift; a series of gifts over several years; or a planned gift from the estate of the donor. This special group of donors will be welcomed as members of the Circle of Mercy and invited to our annual Circle of Mercy donor event.  Donors who establish endowed scholarships or make a long-term commitment to financial assistance may be able to meet the specific student that they are sponsoring.


Creating an Endowed Fund

You also have the opportunity to create an endowed fund in the support of a particular department or program at Mercy High School. In the summer of 2016, the Nancy Malinowski Endowed Fund for Athletics was established and the income on the investment of that fund will be used to support the extensive athletics programs available to Mercy students.  Similar funds may be created for a particular academic department or extra-curricular program.  An endowed fund may be established with a minimum gift of $25,000 and funded in a variety of ways: a single gift; a series of gifts over several years; or a planned gift from the estate of the donor.


Featured Scholarship: 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

Learn More Here

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. 


Named Scholarships & Endowed Funds

Alumnae Association Tuition Assistance Fund

The Bernard and Mildred Allen Scholarship

Babicz Endowed Fund

The Juli Barlett Memorial Scholarship

Beth & Laura Beson Endowed Fund

Sister Mary Timothy Brown, RSM Fund

The Buersmeyer/Brankiewicz Scholarship

Vanessa and Lara Carioni Memorial Fund

Mercy Dads Club Scholarship Endowment Fund

John D. and Jean E. Dinan Foundation Scholarship

Sister Regina Marie Doelker, RSM Endowed Fund

Doris J. Duchene & Donald L. Duchene Sr. Foundation Scholarship

Jeanine M. Ellis Memorial Scholarship

Mary Farley Scholarship Fund

The Falvo Family Fund

FEMES for STEM Endowed Fund

Patrick and Barbara Hackett Scholarship

Lynn A. (Calcaterra) Hall Endowed Fund

The Julie Kay Horn Memorial Art Scholarship

Dr. Claire Smith Hornung Memorial Scholarship

Sister Mary Ignatius, RSM Fund

Andrea Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Diana George Jacokes Memorial Scholarship 

Sister Mary Camille Kelley, RSM Scholarship

Lobbia Family Endowed Fund

The Maynard Hope Scholarship

Nancy Malinowski Endowed Fund for Athletics

Meg Mallon Scholarship Fund

Polcyn Family Scholarship

Sister Mary Victorine Rapin, RSM Scholarship

Ethel Rayson Memorial Scholarship

Catherine Repucci Memorial Fund

The Sarin and Shepanek Family Scholarship

The Elizabeth Scharret Memorial Scholarship

Rita and William Valade, Sr. Endowed Fund

Wendy Wahl Denno Memorial Scholarship

Catherine and George Wright Sr. Endowed Scholarship

The Sisters of Mercy McAuley Center Scholarship

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