Your donation in action:

  • Supporting our Ministries

    Sisters of Mercy serve, volunteer, and advocate to bring mercy to poor and sick people, victims of human trafficking, and immigrants, with special attention to women and children. We also address the concerns of racism, violence, and our environment. Your gift helps us continue these important ministries.

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  • Caring for our Sisters

    After a lifetime of service, our sisters spend their days in the ministry of prayer for the concerns of our world. They also remember you and your loved ones. Your gift helps us provide care and comfort while allowing them to age gracefully in community with their sisters.

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  • Assisting with Formation

    Your gift supports our new sisters as they answer God’s call to religious life. Your donation assists with their living expenses during formation, supports them through a year of ministry, and allows them to grow spiritually as they begin this new life of Mercy.

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Donor Spotlight

Nadine Maynard

I want to be present as a loyal friend and Mercy Associate, actively involved in addressing the Sisters’ justice initiatives, financially supporting various Mercy ministries during my lifetime, and leaving a legacy for Mercy’s future when I am long gone.

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Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash

You may make your cash gift online on our website by using your credit or debit card or mail your check made payable to the Sisters of Mercy. Consider a monthly gift!


Our Legacy Society donors are from all walks of life – and all income levels. Include a simple bequest for the Sisters of Mercy in your will after taking care of your family. Consider donating even 1% to the sisters from your estate. For suggested bequest language or to learn more, please visit this page.

Beneficiary Designations

Do you have a life insurance policy or retirement account your family doesn’t need anymore? Consider making the Sisters of Mercy the beneficiary.

IRA Distributions

Are you required to take a minimum distribution from your IRA, but don’t need it or want it to affect your income? You can donate the distribution directly to the Sisters of Mercy and may save money on your taxes. Talk to your financial advisor on how to make this happen.

Stock Gifts

You can transfer stock to the Sisters of Mercy. Donate appreciated stock and you may avoid paying capital gains tax. Ask your broker to contact us for the stock transfer account information. For more information about making a stock gift, contact Linda Cavallo, Director of Advancement, Mid-Atlantic region.

Donor-Advised Funds

Donors are discovering the value of supporting their favorite charities with donor-advised funds. Give to the Sisters of Mercy through your established fund.

Donor Spotlight

Scott Herman

How do you say thank you to a person who stood by you, guided you and shared all the most important occasions in your life? For me, that was easy…I supported her life's work with both my time and my money.

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Contact the Advancement Office

The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our tax id number is 52-1653282.