Ways to Support these Projects

To fund priorities, Mount Mercy University encourages alumni and friends to consider outright gifts.

Outright Giving Opportunities

  • Pledge an amount to be paid over a multiple-year period, using a payment schedule that is convenient for you. 
  • Send a gift by check.
  • Give online or by phone (319-368-6468) with your VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card.
  • Contribute appreciated stock or shares of mutual funds.
  • Honor a loved one with a commemorative gift. Find out about legacy naming opportunities and engraved pavers on the Plaza and Walk outside of University Center.

Many employers will match gifts to higher education given by employees and spouses, even if they are retired. If you work for a participating company, you may double or even triple your gift by participating in the matching program.

Deferred contributions — including provisions in wills, trusts and life-income vehicles — always are considered a blessing to Mount Mercy. Planned gifts such as these help you to achieve both your personal financial and philanthropic goals. Our staff would be happy to discuss your charitable aspirations, and work with you to create a gift plan that provides for your family while also helping Mount Mercy students.


We are happy to discuss multiple-year pledges in support of the Campus Master Plan, and invite you to contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

"The Sisters of Mercy, in establishing Mount Mercy, sought to blend faith and values with liberal arts learning and professional preparation.

"That tradition continues and grows with these distinctive plans for Mount Mercy University. Join with us as we embrace these projects that will inspire the Mount Mercy community, past and present."

Sr. Cephas WichmanSister Mary Cephas Wichman JC'51, '61
Emeritus Vice President for Development