SAVE THE DATE #HaveMercyGiveMercy 2020 | 6:00 PM April 30 to 6:00 PM May 1

It's Our Turn to Come Together as One for #HaveMercyGiveMercy


From 6:00 PM on April 30 to 6:00 PM on Friday, May 1, 2020, we’ve been challenged to beat last year’s donor total and reach 555 donors at any gift amount. We’re counting on the entire Mount Mercy Community to show their blue & gold pride to help us beat our goal! Learn more about how you can get involved from the information below.


This 24 hour effort invites Mustangs around the world to show their MMU spirit loud and proud—to show that all of us have mercy and give mercy!

We want to focus on 24 hours of sharing our Mount Mercy spirit on social media platforms. Wear blue and yellow and/or MMU clothing, and publicize your appreciation for Mount Mercy through social media posts using the hashtag #HaveMercyGiveMercy. This promotes MMU within our community and across the country.

The importance of this day is participation—not dollar amount. Every gift, no matter the size, counts and helps make the MMU experience possible. The goal is to surpass last year's 554 donors in just 24 hours. If we reach that goal, an additional $25,000 gift will be donated by the Board of Trustees to the MMU Fund.

Because you love MMU and gifts of every size count toward the donor goal—that means, yes, every $1 makes an impact! Gifts to MMU Fund impact every part of our coMMUnity from academics and athletics to campus updates. With your support, you make the MMU experience possible. Also, the Board of Trustees has offered a challenge gift—if we surpass our donor goal, the Board will donate $25,000 to the MMU Fund.

Social Media

Show your MMU pride by wearing your blue & gold and sharing your school spirit on social media! Be sure to use the hashtag #HaveMercyGiveMercy in your posts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to help promote MMU within our community and across the NATION.

One of the easiest ways to get involved with this incredible effort for MMU is by becoming a #HaveMercyGiveMercy Social Media Ambassador. Social Media Ambassadors will help us reach our goal by doing the following:

  • Spread the word on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or Instagram) using the hashtag #HaveMercyGiveMercy.  Share & re-share photos, stories, and tag your friends to join in the fun leading up to and the day of! Don’t worry, we’ll provide you with everything you need to be successful including, graphics, photos, and ways to connect with other Mustangs.
  • Receive exclusive updates & graphics to post on #HaveMercyGiveMercy
  • Have a chance to receive free MMU Swag/promo items
  • Make a gift of any amount during #HaveMercyGiveMercy to help us reach our 555 donor goal—and encourage others to join you in supporting MMU!

Interested? Email Morgan Ortmann ’17, assistant director of alumni relations at mortmann@mtmercy.edu

24 Hour Challenges

If we surpass our goal of 555 donors at any amount, our Board of Trustees has agreed to make a $25,000 gift to the MMU Fund! Tuition alone only covers 70% of the actual costs to keep campus running. Gifts to the MMU fund help bridge the gap between tuition and impact every part of our coMMUnity from scholarships and academics to campus updates and athletics.

Are you married to your Mount Mercy sweetheart? Your gift will make double the impact! Alumni sweethearts, Karen ’84 & John ’84 Jahlas, are matching gifts up to $3,000 on #HaveMercyGiveMercy!

  • Class of 2009
    • Michael Kaduce ’09 will be matching gifts $1 for $1, up to $1,000, from his fellow classmates!
  • Class of 2002
    • Tony Dickinson ’02 will be matching gifts $1 for $1, up to $2,500 from his fellow classmates!
  • Class of 1986
    • Jim Raasch ’86 will be matching gifts $1 for $1, up to $1,200, from his fellow classmates!

Interested in creating a matching challenge for your class?

Contact Peter Fegley ’18 MSL, assistant director of annual giving

pfegley@mtmercy.edu | 319-368-6468

All employees who make a gift between 6 PM on April 30 & 6 PM on May 1 will be entered a drawing for FREE COFFEE for a month from Basile Beans & Graduate Grounds!