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circle of red and gold saying The Mercy Fund

Each year our alumnae, current parents, parents of alumnae, grandparents, faculty and staff and friends make a difference at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School by philanthropically supporting The Mercy Fund.

Annual gifts at all levels - whether $25 or $1,861 to qualify for Gwynedd's annual giving leadership society - collectively generate one of the School’s most significant sources of support, benefiting virtually every aspect of the Gwynedd experience—academics, technology, facilities, retreats, service opportunities, financial aid, and more—and each and every one of our students. Participation alone makes a big impact.

Your gifts benefit every aspect of the Gwynedd Experience and every one of our students through:


Gwynedd prides itself on the rigorous academic programs that it offers. The addition of new honors and AP courses and other enhanced course selections have allowed our young women to explore their interests and strengthen their talents.

Mission Initiatives

Gwynedd's Mercy tradition provides an unique lens in which our young women learn and participate in extracurricular activities. These young women are transformed by the Mercy spirit through their encounters on retreats, service opportunities and in the halls of Gwynedd.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

Gwynedd attracts talented and passionate young women to attend Gwynedd. Through specific scholarships for academic, music and art as well financial aid, students are able to attend regardless of their financial background.


The Learning Commons and Gwynedd's "bring your own device policy" is just the beginning of the technological advances that are preparing our young women to face the 21st century with confidence and enthusiasm. These and other additions have created opportunities for critical thinking and collaborative learning in the classroom and around the world.


Continuous upgrades to the school building including two STEM centers, upgraded Chemistry lab, and a multi-sport turf complex demonstrate Gwynedd's commitment for future learning by providing these state-of-the-art facilities.




In this time of uncertainty, there is a basic truth that gives use hope—together, in Mercy, we can do extraordinary things.

On this global day of giving and unity, Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School extends its gratitude to all serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also encourage support of our local charitable partners—with whom our school community currently serves—to help continue their vital services for those in greatest need:

  • Face to Face: Distributing to-go hot meals, fresh produce and nutritious food to people in need in the Germantown section of Philadelphia
  • Manna on Main: Offering healthy to-go meals and groceries for people in need in the North Penn region
  • Mercy Hospice: Providing housing and social services to women in recovery from substance abuse, in particular mothers with young children
  • Mercy Neighborhood Ministries: Purchasing food/meal resources for the families of children and senior citizens who would normally receive breakfast and lunch at the Mercy Family Center in North Philadelphia
  • St. John's Hospice: Giving crucial, life-sustaining services to homeless men in Philadelphia
  • Women of Hope (Mail to: Women of Hope- Vine,251 N. Lawrence St. Philadelphia, PA 19106) : Housing and caring for homeless women with mental illness in Philadelphia

Some families within our own school community also are struggling and facing an uncertain future. Should you feel inspired to help and are able to make a financial contribution, we invite you to give to the Mercy Fund. Your gift of any size will help Gwynedd provide tuition assistance to current and incoming students whose families are facing significant financial hardships due to the impact of COVID-19.

Your gift also will help fulfill our mission to educate, inspire, and empower future women leaders who are merciful in spirit, innovative in thought, and courageous in leadership. More than ever, the world needs the women of Gwynedd Mercy!


Questions or for more information, please contact:

Colleen Belz Frascatore '89
Director of Advancement
Office: 215-646-8815 x326