Our Campaign


More than a century ago, the Sisters of Mercy invested in 100 acres of Pennsylvania land. Ten years later, they dedicated Misericordia. In the fall of 1924, there were just 37 students, but the Sisters knew there would soon be many more—Now for Tomorrow.


From the beginning, Misericordia was shaped by the absolute conviction that a wide-ranging Catholic liberal arts education would prepare students for professional and personal lives of achievement, service and consequence. Year by year, student by student, success by success, Misericordia grew, adding diversity and strength. Academic programs were expanded; new and inventive ways to teach and learn were developed.

Over 90-plus years, we have grown to almost 3,000 students, and so much at Misericordia has changed—but not our heart and soul: the two distinct, timeless principles.

We believe that, with engaged mentorship, students are the authors of their own liberal learning and professional narratives.

We believe that lives of personal consequence are animated by the enduring moral values that our students embrace.


Now, for tomorrow, our opportunities and strengths have aligned, and with your help we are ready to take a strategically clear, focused and purposeful leap forward. Now, and always, facilities must match aspirations, opportunity must match talent and ambition, access and support must equal need.

This is our moment. Now for Tomorrow: The Campaign for Misericordia University will power and accelerate

our students and faculty to the next stage, the next breakthrough, the next achievement.

We can’t do it without you. We invite you—urge you— to travel forward in time with us, to do something important now. Every gift, of any size, moves us closer to our goal. The result will be remarkable, meaningful, world-changing lives.


Our campaign encompasses three essential priorities. Together, for Misericordia, we will:

  • Build upon our strength in the sciences with a premier facility designed for cross-disciplinary and collaborative teaching, learning and research.
    The Science Center
  • Open doors with increased endowed scholarship funding.
  • Through the Misericordia Fund, accelerate our ability to move quickly on outstanding opportunities to better the university and help shape success for our graduates.
    Misericordia Fund