The award will be used to support 10 different programs and activities administered by Mount Mercy’s Office of Mercy Mission and Identity and Campus Ministry. In keeping with the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy and the University’s mission to serve wherever human need exists, the grant will support project activities that assist the poor and marginalized in depressed communities. Other activities will focus on Mercy concerns including environmental issues, service learning projects, developing servant leadership, and offering diversity lectures.
“In the spirit of Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of the West Midwest Community are ensuring that its Mercy ministries continue to touch the lives of thousands of individuals and families in need this year,” says Sister Shari Sutherland, Mount Mercy executive director for Mercy mission and identity. “Mount Mercy University is proud to be among the 66 Mercy ministries that have been awarded this grant, which will help provide critical programs and services for all ages and stages of life.”
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928, Mount Mercy University provides opportunities to integrate faith and learning for all students. In the spirit of its founder, Sister Mary Catherine McAuley, Mount Mercy is committed to serving the community wherever human need exists through its four interdependent goals: using reflective judgment, engaging in strategic communication, serving the common good, and promoting purposeful living.