Gifts to Mercyhurst University can also be restricted and designated for specific use at the request of the donor. Whether your gift is designated to a team, academic program, or specific scholarship, all gifts to Mercyhurst make a difference in the lives of our students. To designate your gift, use the 'designation' field on the online giving website. If mailing your gift, simply note the 'designation' in the memo field. If you have questions about making a gift to a specific designation or want more information on what designations are available, please contact us at

Designations include:

  • Gifts to a specific academic program
  • Gifts to a specific athletic team
  • Gifts to the Emergency Book Fund, used to help students in need purchase textbooks
  • Gifts to the library, for book and database purchases