Whatever the motivation, supporting Mount Mercy is an acknowledgement of the transformative impact of the distinctive education provided on the Hill, where faith and values are blended with liberal arts learning and professional preparation.
“My decades-long involvement with Mount Mercy stems from the fact that I am continually impressed with and inspired by its students. They are creative thinkers, talented problem solvers and thoughtful citizens. Mount Mercy University is responsible for molding the next generation of leaders — and they do it right."
Martin L. Andreas
Retired Senior Vice President
Archer Daniels Midland
Board of Trustees member
“I support Mount Mercy, really at the beginning, because of the Sisters of Mercy. The example of these women, who gave themselves to God and then gave themselves to service professions, was an inspiration to me.”
Attorney, Bradley & Riley PC
Mount Mercy University Scholarshare volunteer
“SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) has inspired me to make the world a better place each and every day. That’s why I continue to be involved with an organization that has given so much to me and the community. I had to give back because of all the great things I have taken away from the organization.”
Nate Klein ‘07
Supervisor of the Process Innovation Team, AFLAC
Helped establish the SIFE Endowed Fund
"I give to Mount Mercy because I believe in the mission and the dedication of the board members, staff, faculty and students who are part of Mount Mercy. When I give, it is a form of prayer for me. I remember the institution not only by saving and collecting the money, but I also remember all those who are doing the day-in, day-out work of the institution."
Sr. Shari Sutherland '71
Executive Director of Mercy Mission and Identity,
Mount Mercy University
“The University performs an important role in the community. It offers a quality education for students, and we are very pleased with the type of students that Mount Mercy attracts. Mount Mercy and its students are worthy of scholarship support."
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation
Named scholarship donor since 2004
"I support Mount Mercy because I believe that it offers a wonderful combination of liberal arts education, practical majors for people looking for jobs, and a spiritual and intellectual presence in Cedar Rapids. It gives the community a chance to hear people like Khaled Hosseini, who wrote The Kite Runner, and Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking. Mount Mercy provides a good example of peace working for justice, which all people of good will can support."
Lead Technical Writer, Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Adjunct Professor, Mount Mercy University
"I give to Mount Mercy because it is an investment in my local community. Mount Mercy prepares students to give just a little more than they receive in all aspects of their lives. My reward for giving to Mount Mercy is the knowledge that I help to support that philosophy."
Career Services Director, Mount Mercy University
"I financially support Mount Mercy because I am deeply and personally committed to the mission of the Sisters of Mercy. Alongside 18 students in my "Why A Mercy Education" portal course, I have collectively studied and experienced the desire, determination and focus of these courageous women who continue to impact us today. Mount Mercy University is a magical place and it is an honor to be able to share both with students and my colleagues, whom I value greatly."
Business Lecturer, Mount Mercy University
President, Paulson Electric