Legacy of Learning

Ways to Give

Your Impact

Recognition Levels

Sponsor a Student by Donating to Legacy of Learning.

They say there are no guarantees in life. They are wrong.

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Right now, you can guarantee that a child will have the opportunity to receive a life-changing education. You can guarantee that the cost of education will never stand in the way between a child and her dreams. And you can extend that guarantee to every child who comes to Mercy Home today, tomorrow and forever.

Donate now to our Legacy of Learning campaign.

The campaign has one simple goal: to build a $20 million, interest-generating fund that will cover educational costs for Mercy Home's children far into the future.

Your support of education is more than a gift, it's an investment. One that yields extraordinary returns in the lives of young people like ours who come to us hurting emotionally, struggling in school, but brimming with potential.

Mercy Home already helps kids heal from the pain of their pasts. And we support their academic success by providing them with tutoring, extra coursework, and remedial math and reading programs that help them catch up to their peers.

Now, with your support of Legacy of Learning, we can make sure that these children have full access to a quality education. We can help them envision a better future. And we can give them the tools they need to build it.

Nothing is more critical to the success of our entire community than helping our young people become self-reliant adults.

Education now, Education forever

Sponsor a studentThe cost of a good education is skyrocketing. But the cost to our country of not preparing our children to contribute is greater.

Legacy of Learning will ensure that no matter how high education costs rise in the decades to come, our children will always have access to the very best schools and resources to support their unique needs. It will provide for things like:

  • Tuition
  • Transportation
  • Books
  • Uniforms
  • Computers

Your investment is supported by the vast array of support services we are able to provide our young people.

These children's futures are our futures—our legacy. With your help, they will thrive.

Guaranteed.

Ways to Give
 

Credit Card or Check

Your immediate gift to Mercy Home's Legacy of Learning program will not only create a lasting legacy for you, it will educate children today, tomorrow and Forever. Donations can be made online, over the phone or by mail. Please contact Susan Flood at 1-877-MERCY-55; (312) 738-4381; or susflo@mercyhome.org for additional information. Checks should be made payable to Mercy Home – Legacy of Learning and can be mailed to:

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Attn: Susan Flood
1140 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607

Pledges

Build your legacy over time with a pledge to Mercy Home's Legacy of Learning program. Give at your own pace – monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually – and help hundreds of children see hope in a brighter future. For more information and additional ways to pledge, contact Susan Flood at 1-877-MERCY-55; (312) 738-4381; or susflo@mercyhome.org

Securites

A gift of appreciated stock can be tax-wise investment in the education of a child in need. To find out more about designating your stock gift to Mercy Home's Legacy of Learning program, contact Angie Stochl at 1-800-378-8266 or angsto@mercyhome.org.

Will or Trust

By remembering Mercy Home's Legacy of Learning program in your will or trust (use "Mission of Our Lady of Mercy, restricted to the Legacy of Learning") you are leaving a legacy that will live on forever. Of all the gifts our children receive, education is the one gift – no matter what they encounter in life – no one will ever be able to take from them. Please contact Angie Stochl at 1-800-378-8266 or angsto@mercyhome.org for helpful information.

Insurance

Perhaps the easiest way to give is to add Mercy Home's Legacy of Learning program as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy. Simply request a change of beneficiary form from your insurance company and add us as a partial or full beneficiary (use "Mission of Our Lady of Mercy, restricted to the Legacy of Learning"). Please contact Angie Stochl at 1-800-378-8266 or angsto@mercyhome.org for helpful information.

Annuity

Live a little better and educate a child with a charitable gift annuity. With our generous rates you will receive income for life and can designate that your gift be restricted to Mercy Home's Legacy of Learning program. Please contact Angie Stochl at 1-800-378-8266 or angsto@mercyhome.org for helpful information.

Your IMPACT

 

$25 – Provides a child with back to school supplies

$75 – Will buy back to school clothes for a child

$150 – Purchases a child's books for one year

$500 – Covers extracurricular activities to enrich and expand a child's life

$1000 – Pays for college preparation courses and application fees

$5000 – Gives a child a semester of higher education at a junior college – and a brighter future

Recognition Levels

 

  • Our Lady of Mercy Scholarship
    $5,000,000 - $10,000,000
            Naming Right
                Girls Campus
  • Summa Cum Laude
    $1,000,000 – $4,999,999
            Naming Right
                Aftercare Program
                Individual Program/Home
                Dining Hall at Boys Campus
  • Magna Cum Laude
    $500,000 - $999,999
            Naming Right
                Learning center, Boys or Girls Campus
                Dining Hall, Girls Campus
                Auditorium, Girls Campus
  • Cum Laude
    $100,000 - $499,999
            Naming Right
                Study Center in Individual Home – limited number available
                Conference Room at Boys or Girls Campus
  • High Honors
    $25,000 - $99,000
            Naming Right
                Individual Bedroom
                Study Carrel