Mount Mercy University receives $400,000 from two donors

Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the securing of two gifts totaling $400,000 from anonymous donors, which are made in support of the university’s outdoor athletic complex.

“We continue to make progress toward our phase I goal of raising $12 million for the athletic complex,” stated Laurie Hamen, president of Mount Mercy. “The community is certainly rallying behind our project, and we look forward to the progress ahead.”

Demolition began at 909 17th Street NE in early April with remaining buildings expected to be demolished over the course of the next several weeks.

“These gifts demonstrate the continued importance of what this project represents. While we’re committed to our current and future students, we’re also committed to advancing the opportunities for youth programming in the Cedar Rapids community,” said Duff Ridgeway, vice president for development and alumni relations. “Since launching the Home Field Advantage fundraising campaign in August 2013, we have raised nearly $10 million toward our phase I goal.”

To learn more about Mount Mercy’s Home Field Advantage Campaign or to donate, visit

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