MERCYHURST ANNUAL FUND
The Mercyhurst Annual Fund is a critical component of the university budget; helping bridge the gap between tuition and operating expenses and the actual cost of educating students and maintaining the success of the institution. The Annual Fund has a substantial impact on our campuses and allows the university the maximum flexibility to fund the areas of greatest need each year.
Gifts to the Mercyhurst Annual Fund can be made to one of seven priorities listed below:
AREA OF GREATEST NEED
Gifts to this priority allow Mercyhurst to use that gift where the need is greatest. Such gifts may be used to help fund additional faculty, new technology for classrooms, upgrading athletic equipment, or helping assist a student in need as they prepare to study abroad.
ACADEMICS & THE LIBRARY
Our students rely upon the collection in the library and, increasingly, require access to a wide variety of electronic journals and periodicals. Gifts to this priority also allow Mercyhurst to keep on the cutting edge in terms of offering new and innovative academic programs.
ARTS & CULTURE
Not only the students, but the Mercyhurst and Erie communities enjoy the beautiful arts and culture available at Mercyhurst University. Gifts to this area assist in bringing innovative and enriching programs for our diverse audiences.
Gifts to this priority help support our 24 varsity athletic teams and nearly 1,000 student-athletes who work hard on the field and in the classroom to represent Mercyhurst on the regional, national, and global stage.
CATHOLIC & MERCY MISSION
At its core, Mercyhurst is an institution rooted in Catholic teachings and the Mercy tradition. Gifts to this priority help Mercyhurst promote and exemplify the foundation and traditions established by the Sisters of Mercy.
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
Over 95% of Mercyhurst students receive some sort of financial aid, and gifts to this priority help ensure that students can afford a Mercyhurst education.