Mercy Vocational High School
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A N N UA L R E P O R T O F G I F T S
Our Mission Mercy Vocational
High School is a private, urban vocational
high school sponsored by the Sisters of
Mercy. The school’s mission is to provide
• Every individual has inherent worth and dignity.
a Catholic education to those students • Moral and spiritual development is absolutely essential.
whose educational and career goals are
• Our students are blessed with gifts and talents that are
best served by a quality, comprehensive
better served through vocational education.
academic/vocational secondary school
program. Students acquire marketable • Risk-taking is essential for school improvement.
skills to enter immediately into their career • Within a culturally diverse environment, we can build
vocation or to pursue post-secondary tolerance, respect, and understanding.
education. As a school community we seek • Life-long learning is a shared responsibility of students,
to live the Gospel in word and action. We teachers, family, and community.
place the highest priority on the spiritual
• All students are an investment in the future.
and moral development of our students
• We are called to serve others.
and on their service to others.
ON THE COVER
At Mercy Vocational High School, our MISSION is to educate tomorrow’s workforce today.
Mercy Vocational High School is pleased MVHS makes it POSSIBLE for Philadelphia businesses to attract and retain the city’s next
to present our Annual Report 2008 generation of skilled workers from every Mercy graduating class.
http://www.mercyvocational.org/development/ Upper Left Hand Photo: The nine Mercy students shown are part of the FACE Program at MVHS. The
annualreport/index.php to the Community, FACE Program: Fostering Awareness of Catholic Education is a unique public awareness program
highlighting all the positive aspects of our dedicated to raising awareness of the many academic and personal benefits a Catholic education
unique school. offers. Over 200 Catholic high school students from the five-county Philadelphia area make up the
This year, instead of expending dollars for FACE Program.
printing and mailing costs, we placed our The Mercy students are as follows: Front Row Middle: Nicole Hamilton, Junior Cosmetology
Annual Report on our website. If you prefer a 2nd Row Kneeling: India Dallas, Senior Business Education and Nicole Monzo, Junior Cosmetology
hard copy, we are happy to make a copy here at 3rd Row Standing: Alyssa Osano, Senior Nursing Assistant; Nawaal Anderson, Senior Nursing
the office on recycled paper. In taking this step Assistant; Francesca Ortiz, Junior Nursing Assistant; Matthew Hunt, Senior Business Education;
we effectively deal with reporting in a “green- Franco Liles, Senior Business Education; and Antonio Perez, Senior Business Education
friendly” way and use the savings to apply to our Middle Photo: From left to right: Sister Rosemary Herron, RSM, President, Mercy Vocational
most pressing need: The Fund for Mercy Families High School, The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Mayor, City of Philadelphia, Albert Pigford, Junior
which helps provide students with the means to Carpentry, James J. White, IV, President, JJ White Incorporated
a quality education and a hopeful future. Please
email email@example.com if you would Upper Right Hand Photo: From left to right: James J. Maguire, Sr., Chairman & Founder, The
like a copy. Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Magdaline Biawogei, Senior Business Education
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Reflections on School Year 2007-2008
DEaR FRiENDs, We understand that we can’t rest on our past successes. Just Jim and Frannie have also allowed for individuals who
As you read through all as all of you must do from time to time in your businesses, are unable to commit to $25,000 to combine their
the information in this Mercy spent a goodly portion of the 2007-2008 school year contributions with that of others to create an “entity”
Annual Report I think completing a comprehensive strategic planning process to qualify for the $25,000 threshold required for
you will see why Mercy that reaffirmed our mission and our unique position in matching. With continuous support from donors like
Vocational High School’s Philadelphia. We talked with many of our stakeholders and you, we are confident that we can achieve our goal.
unique combination heard resounding confirmation for the school, its teachers
We invite you to visit the school and learn more about
of academics and vocational training is so critical to the and its spirit. We also learned more about the tremendous
how you can invest in students and launch their careers.
success of the Philadelphia region. The national trend, untapped potential and the opportunities for growth
Please join us at one of two Career Showcases scheduled
especially in urban areas, is a shortage of skilled workers. and change.
on: Friday, April 17, 7:30–8:30 AM and Friday, May 15,
According to a recent study conducted by the U.S. Confer- During 2008, MVHS focused on updating its Strategic Plan 7:30–8:30 AM.
ence of Mayors, almost half of those mayors surveyed cited by forming a committee which included representatives from
In the years to come, it is my hope that Mercy Vocational
a labor shortage in health care, construction and the service administration, faculty, parents, and the Board of Trustees. Six
High School will be leading a North Philadelphia youth
sector. Experts point to the graying of the population as the major goals of the strategic plan were identified as a result
empowerment zone that will be focused on education
chief reason for this shortage. As vocational and technol- of this effort: Spiritual Development, Personal Development,
ogy workers retire, who will repair our homes, take care of Education, Business, Governance and Sponsorship, and
us as we age and keep us connected to the ever-widening Future Planning. To meet the challenges I have identified, Mercy needs
world of technology? the investment of the business community, government,
MVHS invests over $10,500 a year to educate each student.
individuals, foundations and other entities with a stake
MVHS fits this niche and advances a unique youth Unlike other private schools, MVHS faces the challenge of
in bettering the lives of the young men and women
empowerment and workforce development mission in funding all or most of this amount for each family. As a result,
Philadelphia. It offers its students the work and life readi- MVHS runs an annual operating deficient of $1M per year. We
ness supports they need to launch their careers right after continue to work diligently by creating numerous funding Please visit us soon so I can share with you more of our
graduation. Without the opportunity that MVHS provides, streams to stabilize MVHS’ finances. One avenue is to grow plans about our ambitious vision for the future. I hope I
and investors in our mission create, students would be our endowment. We know that by increasing the endowment will be able to count each of you among our group of
attending some of Philadelphia’s most challenged public and identifying the strategic role that MVHS will play in the strategic investors.
high schools, or likely enrolled in an academic curriculum future of Philadelphia, we can create enough additional
that could not meet their needs. unrestricted revenue each year to eliminate the recurring
Our students have chosen a non-traditional path to deficit and allow MVHS to continue to deliver its vitally-
SISTER ROSEMARY HERRON, RSM
college and the promise of a life after that is characterized important mission. PRESIDENT
by economic stability, meaningful work and a sense Despite current economic conditions, our Board of
of purpose. MVHS graduates make an impact on the Trustees and Advancement Committee members have
Philadelphia region’s economy and immediately join the used the energy brought about by the Maguire $1M
payrolls of major corporations and municipalities including Matching Grant Initiative to actively and enthusiastically
the Philadelphia Water Department. identify, cultivate and solicit sizable gifts for endowment
to MVHS. James J. and Frances M. Maguire, Founders and
Directors of the Maguire Educational Foundation, will
gift $1 million to Mercy Vocational High School if we can
raise an additional $1 million by December 31, 2009.
Qualifying gifts must be at least $25,000 or more. All
pledges must be fulfilled on or before December 31, 2011.
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Highlights School Year 2008-2009
Overview of Mercy Vocational High School Today
86% of Mercy Vocational students are “at-risk”
(defined by federal guidelines as those with
learning disabilities, severe domestic
disturbance, neighborhood violence, low
family income, chronic illness, etc.).
60% come from families living at or below
the poverty level.
61% of families receive some form of
64% of MVHS’s student body is Catholic.
36% are students of other faiths.
46% White OUR sCHOOL
MVHS is the ONLY co-educational Catholic vocational high school in the country.
Our Co-operative Education Program allows seniors to gain professional experience in their chosen career fields.
MVHS offers extensive guidance counseling and emotional support services.
Mercy’s caring, dedicated and experienced faculty fosters an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.
Vocational Programs: Goals for shop areas have continued to include the acquisition of the following
certifications upon graduation:
Business Education: MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Certification in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access
Carpentry: Woodworking & Framing: Certification through the National Center for Construction Education and
Research in Core Curriculum and Level I
1% Asian Computer Technology: CertiPort IC3! Internet and Computing Core Certification and CompTIA A+ Certification
39% African American 2% Multi-Racial Cosmetology: State Licensed Program
Culinary Arts: ServSafe Certification
Electricity: Residential & Commercial: Certification through the National Center for Construction Education and
cost to educate each Research in Core Curriculum and Level I
student $10,500 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R): EPA Core Curriculum Certification
in equipment use
tuition $5,255 Nursing Assistant Training Program: State Board Certified
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Our Success 2008-2009 Achievements
97% Average daily attendance rate. MVHs CLass OF 2008—WHERE aRE
97% Success rate.
MVHS graduated 82 students in 2008:
37% of graduates immediately enter the workforce. 92% of these students had successful outcomes
60% of graduates continue their education in technical
schools and two and four-year colleges while 54% went on to post-secondary education, including
working in full and part-time jobs. trade schools and training programs.
Nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education and the Council for American Private
38% went to work.
Education as a School of Excellence. CLass OF 2008 aCHiEVEMENTs:
Commended by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as The Class of 2008 has been awarded approximately Service Academy: Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; and
“a valuable alternative to a comprehensive academic $175,000 in scholarships and merit awards to attend Nursing Assistant Training Program (NATP)
program.” vocational and technical schools, community colleges 100% of the NATP Graduates have successfully
and four year institutions of higher learning. completed the Nursing Assistants Training Program
In 2006 MVHS was reaccredited by the Middle States
Building Trades Academy: Carpentry and Electricity and are certified by the State of Pennsylvania
Association until May 1, 2014.
(including HVAC) 100% of the Cosmetology Graduates have successfully
The Validation Team decided unanimously:
64% Building Trades Graduates have earned certifica- completed their 1,250 hours of Cosmetology Training
“The school does an excellent job with balancing tions issued from the National Center for Construction and 27% are licensed cosmetologists
academics, vocational studies and theology.” Education and Research (N.C.C.E.R.) in Core Curriculum 100% of the Culinary Arts Graduates have successfully
“Opportunity, potential, respect, dignity- these words 47% of the Carpentry Graduates passed the Union passed the Serve Safe Certification
characterize what the school is about and what it does.” Carpentry test Three Graduates in Culinary Arts received the
“MVHS’s environment encourages learning through 100% of the Electricity Graduates have achieved Presidential Academic Scholarship to Johnson &
positive, caring interactions among administration, N.C.C.E.R. Certifications in Electricity 1 and in Core Wales University
faculty, staff, students and parents.” Curriculum
32% of the Class of 2008 were offered full time
MVHS continues its progress in the goals set in 2006. 75% of the HVAC Graduates have achieved EPA Core employment in the areas of their vocational training.
Certification in HVAC field
In academics, teachers make greater use of electronic Employers of our graduates include:
presentations and continually update curriculum and Business Academy: Business Education and American Infrastructure Phelan, Hallinan, &
textbooks. Computer Technicians Bonacorsi Woodworks Schmeig
Boyle Brothers Energy Philadelphia Insurance
At MVHS we have experienced significant success 100% of the Business Ed Graduates have received
E. Allen Reeves Companies
regarding our students’ abilities to write and speak Microsoft Certification in Word and PowerPoint
Elliot-Lewis Philadelphia Water
appropriately. They have a newfound confidence in 92% of the Business Ed Graduates have received Givens Corp. Department
themselves which carries over to the workplace. Microsoft Certification in Excel J.J. White, Incorporated PTR Bailer
Fully operational for the 2008-2009 school year, 42% of the Business Ed Graduates have received Klover Construction Riff Group
PowerSchool (on-line data management system), Microsoft Certification in Access Magee Rehabilitation T.A. Head & Son
with its real-time picture of progress, is used by a Hospital Temple Health System
Graduates achieved IC3 Certification and obtained MGM Industries, Inc. TN Ward
high percentage of parents and students.
ComPTIA A+ Certification in hardware and software
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Sources of Major Support
sisTERs OF MERCy PENNsyLVaNia CONVENTiON CENTER
The Sisters of Mercy, faithful supporters of our unique Since 1992, the Pennsylvania Convention Center and
educational ministry, founded Mercy Vocational High Mercy Vocational High School have worked together
School in 1950 to provide high quality educational op- to provide the finest in vocational training to a student
portunities to students whose needs are best served population that will continue to live and work in Phila-
by an education that provides the skills for immedi- delphia. Beneficiary of an annual gift of $250,000 from
ate entrance into the work force. The Sisters of Mercy the Pennsylvania Convention Center Education and
Mid-Atlantic Community are proud to support Mercy Training Fund to develop and implement a hospitality
Vocational High School because its mission is directly and tourism program, Mercy Vocational High School
linked to the desire of Catherine McAuley, foundress of continues to serve a diverse student population from
the Sisters of Mercy, to bring compassion and heal- every neighborhood of Philadelphia.
ing to those in need and empower them with the tools
Providing vocational and academic education to
needed to achieve their goals.
an urban student population in an economy that is
For almost sixty years, the Sisters of Mercy have con- increasingly technology-based does not come without
REMaRKs FROM THE
tributed their services and significant financial support its challenges. While the fiscal operations of Mercy N U R s i N G a s s i sTa N T
to this unique institution to ensure that the students Vocational High School are managed well and we are PiNNiNG CEREMONy
graduate with marketable skills, a work ethic, a strong comfortable in “doing more with less,” these unique
sense of self, and a sense of service to others. Their challenges present a real financial need that must be
commitment is seen clearly in the thirteen Sisters of
Mercy who currently serve this mission. Contributed
met with an infusion of resources as well as a broader
partnership with the community. Our partnership with
“…We would also like to thank
services for FY 08 alone were $166,716. the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority allows
Mercy Vocational High School to provide a unique
our benefactors who, because
THE CHaRLEs E. ELLis TRUsT
education to high school students, allowing them an
educational opportunity that they might otherwise
of their generosity, have made
For the past thirteen years, The Charles E. Ellis Trust not be able to afford.
it possible for many of us to
has made it possible for young women from single par- The partnership with the Pennsylvania Convention
ent families in the city of Philadelphia to attend Mercy Center has been, and continues to be, one of the experience an education here at
Vocational High School. In the 2007-2008 school year, most important relationships we have. The award from
The Ellis Trust provided $276,975 in tuition assistance the Pennsylvania Convention Center supports four of Mercy Vocational High School.
grants to fifty-five students. the eight vocational training programs of the Mercy
The Ellis Trust has opened doors to a bright and prom- Vocational High School curriculum: Business Education, They have been an invisible
ising future for hundreds of Mercy Vocational High Carpentry, Culinary Arts and Electricity.
School students, past and present, by providing tuition but influential part of our lives
grants to qualified students in need of aid to complete
their high school education. and for that we are very grateful.”
Nawaal Anderson ’09
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Gifts & Annual Giving
TOTa L G i F Ts R E C E i V E D
July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008 $1,041,526
2007 Corporate REACH Breakfast $171,855
Fund for Mercy Families $98,855
In-Kind Donations $60,977
Mission Possible: The Annual Fund for
Mercy Vocational High School $137,795
Restricted Grants and Gifts $410,744
a N N Ua L G i V i N G By y E a R
$291,130 This report lists donors who have contributed to Mercy
Vocational High School between July 1, 2007 and June
$180,143 30, 2008. While every effort has been made to ensure
the accuracy of this report, errors and omissions some-
If your name is missing or is listed incorrectly, please
contact Linda E. Leighbody, Director of Advancement,
2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2008-2009 at (215) 226-1225 ext. 146 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Corporate REACH Breakfast
On October 10, 2008, as part of an on-going Honorary Co-Chair Joseph A. “Chip” Marshall, III, then
strategy to connect regional corporations with the highly President and CEO, Temple University Health System,
trained and dedicated workforce that MVHS educates and shared the many reasons why the Health System,
trains, Mercy Vocational High School hosted its second pleased to partner with MVHS, hires Mercy graduates.
annual Corporate REACH Breakfast at The Union League. Citing young people who came to work every day with
This event—headlined by Mayor Michael A. Nutter— a can-do attitude, Mr. Marshall praised MVHS graduates
attracted support from almost 90 regional corporations as professional, dedicated and ready to meet the
challenges of a 21st century workplace. Joseph W. “Chip” Marshall III, then President & CEO of
and raised over $150,000 to support Mercy’s annual
Temple University Health System; Sr. Margaret Taylor, RSM,
operations. We are especially grateful to the 21 corpora- Rounding out the morning program, Gerard P. Cuddy, Director of Sponsorship of the Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic
tions and individuals who were Major Sponsors of President and CEO, The Beneficial Bank, reminded Community; Sr. Rosemary Herron, RSM, President of Mercy
this event. everyone that just as Beneficial Bank has spent the Vocational High School; Dr. Lori Shorr, Chief Education
After the guests viewed the newly produced MVHS last 150 years helping the community to prosper, Mercy Officer & Director of the Office of the Public School Family
Career Showcase video, Honorary Co-Chair William Sasso, Vocational has a proven track record of success for & Child Advocate; and William R. Sasso, Chairman of
almost 60 years that bolsters this region’s economy Stradley Ronon—Attorneys at Law
Chairman, Stradley Ronan, introduced Mayor Nutter to
the almost 400 guests. Mr. Sasso, a long-time supporter and vitality. He urged the business people in the room
of MVHS, began his introduction of Mayor Nutter by to consider hiring students for Co-Op or bring gradu- MajOR sPONsORs LisT
reminding everyone that our unique school is certainly ates onto their payrolls. Mr. Cuddy also urged guests to MENTOR SPONSORSHIP $15,000
part of “Philadelphia’s Educational Promise” that the May- consider helping us as a Corporate Partner and bring the Bayada Nurses
or believes in so strongly. Mayor Nutter recognized that company’s skills and expertise to tomorrow’s workforce to Keystone Mercy Health Plan
Mercy’s students come from all corners of Philadelphia, “groom” MVHS students for the business world. JJ White Incorporated
many from some of its most troubled neighborhoods, and Sister Rosemary Herron, RSM, President, MVHS closed ADVOCATE SPONSORSHIP $10,000
praised Mercy for professional training that our students the Breakfast by urging guests, after Student Ambassa- Henkels & McCoy, Inc.
receive that helps them secure immediate employment as dors collected our guests’ business cards, to contact her Bonnie and Ed Mullin
well as for providing a non-traditional path to college and to schedule a “Morning at Mercy” visit to MVHS at their Philadelphia Insurance Companies
other technical training. Business and community leaders convenience. John and Mori Sasso
applauded the Mayor’s comments which focused on the
ADVISOR SPONSORSHIP: $5,000
critical need for a well educated citizenry. “…Bettering this city’s education system Beneficial Bank
Mike O’Neill, Founder and CEO, Preferred Unlimited Inc.,
and Chair of Business Leaders Organized for Catholic
is not about private, public, charter or Janet and Bill Bonenberger
Kahn & Company Real Estate
Education (BLOCS), thanked Mayor Nutter for his remarks parochial schools. It is about adults, Jeanne and Bob Melchionni
and for his support of MVHS, Philadelphia’s leader in
vocational education. Mr. O’Neill emphasized that
personal responsibility and public Nancy and Dick Swanson
because MVHS trains the next generation of this city’s partnership, about the roles that we all COUNSELOR SPONSORSHIP: $3,000
skilled workers, Philadelphia can thrive and do great
things. Mercy alumni make an impact on this city’s
must play in coming years to prepare Tom and Janet Genuardi
Bill and Terry O’Donnell
economic development. Whether as trades people or our children for lives of learning in a Pennsylvania Convention Center
technicians, nursing assistants or culinary artists or in a
range of other professions, Mercy graduates are capable, global economy…” Stradley Ronon – Attorneys at Law
competent and ready to compete in an ever-changing The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Mayor, Temple University Health System
City of Philadelphia TN Ward Company
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Corporate REACH Breakfast
MAROON & GOLD SOCIETY Genuardi Family Foundation
General Building Contractors
GiFTs OF $1,000 - $2,999
Anonymous Girl Scouts
All-Steel Fabricators Co., Inc. Mr. Philip Glick
Apollo Health Street Mr. Michael Green and
AT&T Ms. Deborah Dorsey
Elisa Bongiovanni, Esq. Guggino Production, Inc.
B. Pietrini & Sons Mrs. Elizabeth Hallinan
Citizens Bank Independence Blue Cross
Mr. Joseph P. Denny Ms. Laura H. Kahn
Gwynedd-Mercy College Kampus Klothes
Holy Redeemer Health System Mr. John Loftus
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Lampert Mr. Timothy Lynch
Linton’s Managed Services Mr. and Mrs. Leonard J. Marshall
Lockheed Martin Integrated Solutions Master Plumbers Association
Mercy Health System of Philadelphia
Phelan, Hallinan, & Schmieg Mr. George Matysik, `99
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Pistone Ms. Mary McCabe
PTR Baler & Compactor Company Bishop Joseph McFadden
Saint Joseph’s University Rev. Msgr. Stephen P. McHenry
Sovereign Bank Sister Pauline McShain, SHCJ
Steamfitters Local 420 Ms. Loretta McLaughlin
Turner Construction Mr. William McLaughlin
XLE Metals, Inc. Mr. Bruce Melgary
MERCY SPIRIT SOCIETY
GiFTs UP TO $999
Sister Marie O’Hara, RSM
Opdyke Builders, Inc.
Philadelphia Council of AFL-CIO
SAVE THE DATE!
ACME Markets Plumbers Local Union No. 690
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Angiolillo
Mr. David J. Roarty
St. Anthony of Padua Parish 2009 Corporate REACH Breakfast
Saint Cecilia Parish
Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Black Schubert, Bellwoar, Cahill, & Quinn, P.C.
Boilermakers Local #13
Mr. Howard Brotherton
Service Select, Inc.
Ms. Geraldine Swift
Friday, October 2, 2009 at
Mr. Gerard Caggiano Mr. Mark Whelan
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Clearkin, III
Mercy Vocational High School
The Williamson Free School
Del Collo & Mazzanti, LLP of Mechanical Trades
Electric Education Center Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Zadlo
Fox Chase Cancer Center
(List not complete)
Sister Suzanne Gallagher, RSM
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence P. Genuardi
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Board of Trustees & Advancement Committee
of Mercy Vocational High School
Mercy depends on a cadre of committed volunteers THE CaTHERiNE MCaULEy sOCiETy: The Catherine McAuley Society Membership
—its Board of Trustees and Advancement Committee— REMEMBERiNG THE HERiTaGE OF MERCy Barbara R. Kahn and Charles Kahn, Jr.: Chairs
who act as enthusiastic ambassadors and advocates for VOCaTiONaL HiGH sCHOOL James F. Barr
MVHS. Given that almost 25% of MVHS revenue comes Judith F. Bishop-Duffy and James Duffy
Named after the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, the
from community benefactors, we are very grateful to Thomas J. Seghetti, Jr.
Catherine McAuley Society recognizes those individuals
Mercy’s Board and Advancement Committee who have Anna May and Joseph G. Tropiano
who have chosen to remember Mercy Vocational High
worked tirelessly to steward our long term donor rela- Please speak with your financial and legal advisors
School in their wills, named MVHS as a beneficiary of their
tionships and also cultivate and introduce new faces to about these gift possibilities, and the creation of tax
retirement plans or life insurance policies, or remembered
MVHS as well. Without their faithful on-going commit- advantages for your estate.
the school through other types of deferred gifts.
ment to our students and to the fiscal health of MVHS, Please contact Sister Rosemary Herron, President of
we could not continue the successful mission of our 2008 Members: We are deeply grateful to judith F.
Mercy Vocational, at 215-226-1225, x 111 if you have or
unique school. Bishop-Duffy and james Duffy and the estate of
wish to leave Mercy Vocational in your will, or if you
Thomas j. seghetti, jr. for their generous gifts made
This year we revised our “Morning at Mercy” Visitor would like to discuss the McAuley Society in more detail.
to the Catherine Mcauley society.
Program in a new and exciting way. Mercy Vocational All inquiries will be kept confidential.
High School’s new Career Showcase model offers the Our donors recognize that every gift to MVHS has a direct
“You Can Change a Life” Capital Campaign Update!
opportunity to talk with students who are trained for impact on today’s students and faculty. Every contribution
We are very proud to report that everyone who pledged
“real world jobs” in Business, Carpentry, Cosmetology, helps us to ensure the economic stability of our school.
a gift to the “You Can Change a Life” Campaign has
Culinary Arts, Computer Technician, Electricity/HVAC, If you have remembered Mercy Vocational High School fulfilled the pledge, allowing us to count ourselves
and Nursing Assistant. Make plans to visit MVHS on one in your will, or have planned to make a gift in the future among a select group of organizations with 100% fulfill-
of the following dates by contacting Sister Rosemary through other estate planning vehicles, we would be ment rate in campaign pledges. Clearly our donors—who
Herron, RSM, President, at email@example.com or delighted to welcome you as a member of the Catherine contributed over $3.2M for endowment as well as capital
215.226.1225 ext. 111: McAuley Society. improvements that have impacted Mercy’s ability to
Friday, April 17, 2009 - 7:30 – 8:30 AM Members of the Catherine McAuley Society ensure that train the workforce of tomorrow—recognized the value
Friday, May 15, 2009 - 7:30 – 8:30 AM the legacy of Mercy Vocational High School—its students, of their investment in MVHS students whose success
faculty, alumni and people they impact—lives on for years ultimately impacts this region’s economic development.
Mercy Vocational High School to come. By remembering us in your will or other estate FO UND I NG M EM B ERS:
McShain Auditorium planning vehicles, you can have an enormous impact Barbara R. Kahn and Charles Kahn, Jr.: Chairs
2900 W. Hunting Park Avenue on the ability of Mercy Vocational to prosper and thrive James F. Barr
Philadelphia, PA 19129-1803 for decades. Anna May and Joseph G. Tropiano
MERCy VOCaTiONaL HiGH sCHOOL BOaRD OF TRUsTEEs MERCy VOCaTiONaL HiGH sCHOOL aDVaNCEMENT COMMiTTEE
JOSEPH J. PISTONE. CHAIR JAMES J. WHITE, IV, CHAIR
Sister Theresa Agliardi, RSM Sister Rosemary Herron, RSM Richard C. Swanson Janet L. Bonenberger Timothy Lynch
Sister Janet C. Baker, RSM Charles Kahn, Jr. Daniel P. Walsh James J. Connor Joseph W. (Chip) Marshall III
Janet L. Bonenberger Renato M. Lajara Herb Young Joseph A. DiAngelo, Jr. Owen McGirr
Nicholas J. Caramenico Rev. Msgr. Stephen P. McHenry Christopher J. Dunton Robert M. Melchionni
James J. Clearkin, III Charlley M. Moore William J. Fink William F. O’Donnell
Joseph C. Doyle Sister Ann O’Connell, RSM Catherine Glatts Joseph J. Pistone
Joseph A. DiAngelo, Jr. Loretta T. Ross Irene Horstmann Hannan Sister Marianna Walsh, RSM
Sister Suzanne Gallagher, RSM John Sasso Sister Rosemary Herron, RSM Gerald Watson
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PA Educational Tax Credit (EITC) Program
Instead of paying up to $200,000 of Pennsylvania state taxes, eligible corporations may opt under the EITC
Program to earmark this tax liability to Mercy Vocational High School (MVHS), which is an approved EITC schol-
arship organization, and receive a tax credit. Entities eligible to apply for EITC are businesses authorized to do
business in Pennsylvania that are subject to the following taxes: Corporate Net Income Tax, Capital Stock Franchise
Tax, Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax, Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax, Insurance Premiums Tax or Mutual
Thrift Institutions Tax.
Tax credits reduce the actual tax bill opposed to charitable deductions that reduce the amount of the corporation’s
taxable income. A tax credit of 75% of Pennsylvania State Taxes is granted for a one year commitment. A 90% tax
credit is granted for a two year commitment. The maximum is $200,000 per year per corporation. All donations up
to the maximum amount are accepted.
EITC is a win-win situation, for regional corporations and for MVHS. Corporations can direct a part of their tax bill
to charity and MVHS can fund tuition for students who otherwise would not be able to benefit from the vocational
training and life lessons they will learn at Mercy Vocational High School. Funds from EITC go directly to the fami-
lies’ portion of school tuition. Almost 60% of Mercy’s student population comes from low-income households.
Thus the need for tuition assistance grows every year.
Applying is easy: a one page application is all that is needed to apply to the state for tax credits through the EITC
program. Once a confirmation letter is received from the state, a corporation has sixty days to make its donation.
Businesses can then earmark their donation to MVHS.
EITC applications are accepted all year round and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Renewal
applications for businesses should be submitted beginning May 15, 2009 and new applications are due on July 1,
2009. More information can be found at: http://www.newpa.com/find-and-apply-for-funding/funding-and-
MVHS encourages businesses to consult a tax advisor in order to maximize the benefits of the EITC program.
During the 2007-2008 school year, Mercy Vocational High School received $182,000 in EITC support and offered
tuition assistance to 159 families.
If you have further questions or would like more information, please contact Linda Leighbody, Director of
Advancement, at 215-226-1225, Ext. 146.
$25,000 – $50,000 $5,000 – $24,999 UP TO $5,000
Bayada Nurses (through BLOCS*) ACE INA Merrill Lynch
Harleysville National Bank Firstrust Savings Bank R-Way Gasket & Supply Company
JJ White Incorporated (through BLOCS*) Sovereign Bancorp Wilkie Lexus
For more information, contact
Wilmington Trust of PA
Linda E. Leighbody, Director of
Advancement at (215) 226-1225 x146
* BLOCS = Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools
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Grants & Gifts
to Mercy Vocational High School
UNREsTRiCTED GRaNTs & GiFTs
The Mission Possible: The Annual Fund for Mercy Vocational High School allows Mercy to support day-to-day
programs and initiatives—technology, vocational and academic education, building and grounds, faculty salaries
and benefits, and community service. By contributing to the Mission Possible Fund, the donors listed below
enabled us to bridge the gap between the $5,055 tuition for school year 2007-2008 and the actual cost of
educating each student—$10,500.
Every tax-deductible dollar given to the Mission Possible Fund has a direct and lasting impact on Mercy students
and teachers. Without these gifts, the future carpenters, nursing assistants, chefs, administrative assistants,
computer technicians, electricians and cosmetologists that Mercy trains can not achieve the promise of education,
empowerment and employment.
CIRCLE OF MERCY SOCIETY MERCY SPIRIT SOCIETY Ms. Regina M. Lyons
Gifts of $25,000 - $49,999 Gifts up to $999 Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. McIntyre, Jr.
Mrs. Elizabeth McKay
Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Angiolillo
Mr. and Mrs. William Melchionni, Sr.
The JDB Fund Church of Saint Michael
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Melcher
The Lenfest Foundation the Archangel
Mr. Timothy J. Moynahan &
Mr. and Mrs. Brendan J. Clearkin, Sr.
MERCY SHIELD SOCIETY Ms. Melva M. Exner
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Clearkin, III
Sister Marie O’Hara, RSM
Gifts of $5,000 - $24,999 Mr. Joseph P. Clearkin
Our Mother of Good Counsel Church
Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Clearkin
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence P. Genuardi Kathleen Owens, Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Curry, Jr.
Mr. Michael F. Green & Mr. and Mrs. Bryan J. Pini
Rev. Paul DiGirolamo
Ms. Deborah Dorsey Mr. David Roarty
DN Supply Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hallinan Mr. and Mrs. Dale A. Roy
Michael P. Donnelly Roofing Co., Inc.
Intech Construction Inc. Sacred Heart Church
Mary E. Eberhard
Mr. Robert N. Masucci Saint Martin DePorres Church
Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Foster
Ms. Patricia M. Schreiber
MAROON & GOLD SOCIETY Ms. Martha C. Garvin
Gifts of $1,000 - $4,999 Ms. Maryann J. Gillespie
Cahill & Quinn P.C.
Irwin & Leighton, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Haas
Wm. J. Donovan Co. Henkels & McCoy, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Travis, Jr.
Most Rev. Martin N. Mr. and Mrs. Christian M. Hensler, Sr.
Dr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Weidig
Lohmuller, DD, JCD Mr. Thomas F. Jennings &
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Welde
Mr. and Mrs. J. Edmund Mullin Ms. Deborah Naulty-Jennings
Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. White
Richard J. Seltzer, Inc. Kampus Klothes
Tasty Baking Foundation Mr. George Kane
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kirby (List not complete)
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Waninger
XLE Metals, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Kirchhoff
Sister Maria del Carmen, RSM
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Leis
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Grants & Gifts
to Mercy Vocational High School
REsTRiCTED GRaNTs aND GiFTs $2,000 — Giovannone Family Foundation — Strategic Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kahn, Jr. — funded Strings for School
The following grants and gifts were given to Mercy Planning funding Mr. Jeffrey C. Kahn — supported Junior Biz Challenge
Vocational High School to support specific programs in $1,500 — Mr. and Mrs. William J. Fink - Strategic Planning Sister Mercedes McCann, RSM — Strategic
need: funding Planning funding
$130,000 — Philadelphia Health Care Trust — for the Mr. and Mrs. Owen E. McGirr — supported Junior
$1,500 — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Melchionni — provided
Nursing Assistant Training Program Biz Challenge
emergency assistance during the Christmas
Season Mr. Richard L. McMonigle and Ms. Kathleen Chancler —
$50,000 — Mr. and Mrs. John T. Sasso— for the 2008
supported Operation Katrina
MVHS Career Showcase video $1,000 — American Freedom Assurance, Inc. — supported
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Melchionni — supported Junior
$50,000 — Maguire Foundation and Philadelphia Frannie’s Breakfast Club
Insurance Companies — for the Business $1,000 — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Palopoli— supported Junior Mittleman Eye Center — supported Operation Katrina
Education Program Biz Challenge Ms. Janice Pantano — supported Operation Katrina
$25,000 — The Patricia Kind Family Foundation — Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Paramito — supported
GiFTs UP TO $999
partial funding for full-time Social Worker Operation Katrina
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Brown, Jr. — supported
$17,000 — The Love of Christ Foundation — funded Operation Katrina Phelan, Hallinan, & Schmieg, LLP — supported Junior
2008 Operation Katrina Trip Biz Challenge
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Clearkin, III — Strategic
Planning funding Philadelphia Area Independent School Business Officers
$10,000 — The Beneficial Foundation — partial funding
Association — funded a green project
for the new MVHS van Mr. and Mrs. James Duffy — James J. and Elizabeth
M. Duffy Memorial Award for 2008 graduate Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Pistone — supported Junior
$10,000 — Genuardi Family Foundation — partial Biz Challenge
funding for full-time Social Worker Mr. and Mrs. George W. Edwards — supported
Operation Katrina Ms. Patricia H. Reilly — supported Operation Katrina
$10,000 — PECO — for the Electricity Shop Mr. and Mrs. Laurence A. Ross — supported Junior
Mr. and Mrs. Brian R. Elias — supported Frannie’s
$5,536 — Mr. and Mrs. T. Roderick Henkels - partial Breakfast Club Biz Challenge
funding for the new MVHS van Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fox — Timothy Fox Graduation Mr. and Mrs. Laurence A. Ross — supported Frannie’s
Award for 2008 Breakfast Club
$5,000 — Anonymous— partial funding for the new
Sister Suzanne Gallagher, RSM — Strategic Staples, Inc. — supported Operation Katrina
Planning funding Mr. and Mrs. William L. Stulginsky — supported
$5,000 — Bonenberger-Stainsby Charitable — Strategic Operation Katrina
Joseph Giannone, Inc. — supported Operation Katrina
Mr. Edward F. Giletti — for the Cabinet Making Sister Margaret Taylor, RSM — Strategic Planning funding
$5,000 — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kahn, Jr. — Strategic Carpentry Shop Temple University Health System — funded microscopes
Planning funding for the Science department
Mr. Michael F. Green and Ms. Deborah E. Dorsey —
$5,500 — Anonymous — “Fall Between the Cracks” Fund supported Junior Biz Challenge Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Vannicola — supported Frannie’s
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Haley, Jr. — MVHS Boys’ Soccer Breakfast Club
$4,000 — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kahn, Jr. — funded
team shirts and shin guards Ms. Patricia R. Walsh — supported Operation Katrina
sophomore field trip to Holocaust Museum
Sister Rosemary Herron, RSM — Strategic Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Welde — supported Junior
$2,500 — The O’Donnell Family Foundation — Strategic Biz Challenge
Mr. and Mrs. Randall T. Jones — supported Frannie’s Ms. Beth A. Wolfe — supported Operation Katrina
$2,220 — Anonymous — Christmas gifts for needy Breakfast Club Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Zadlo — supported Junior
families Biz Challenge
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Memorial donations offer a very meaningful way to The lives of alumni, parents, students, present/former Ms. Jean B. Meyers
honor family members and friends. These contributions faculty and other members of the Mercy Vocational family given in honor of Barbara R. and Charles Kahn,
not only provide critical financial support to the pro- may be honored through tribute gifts. Consider celebrat- Jr.’s wedding anniversary
grams at Mercy Vocational High School, but also serve ing a holiday or an important occasion such as a birthday,
Mr. and Mrs. William P. Melchionni
as a lasting remembrance of loved ones. anniversary, graduation or marriage with a gift to Mercy
given in honor of Jeanne and Robert Melchionni
Vocational High School in the name of a loved one.
In Memory of Stella J. Skiendzielewski Miller:
Mr. and Mrs. Sean Rocks
Ms. Stephanie Kaminski Sister Theresa Agliardi, RSM
given in loving memory of Brian Rocks
Mr. and Mrs. Herman B. Kordey given in loving memory of Sister Brigid Ounan, RSM
Mr. and Mrs. John J. McColgan GiFTs iN KiND
Ms. Ann Ambrogi
Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Meyers A gift-in-kind is a donation of goods or services or
given in honor of J. Mark Baiada’s 60th birthday
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Miller a contribution in any form other than cash or check.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Mitchell, Jr. Ms. Ann Ambrogi
During the 2007-2008 fiscal year, Mercy Vocational
Northampton Township Board of Supervisors given in honor of Ann Baiada’s 60th birthday
was the grateful beneficiary of gifts in kind from the
Ms. Inez Recupido Mr. and Mrs. J. Mark Baiada following individuals and businesses:
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Skiendzielewski given in honor of Margie Milstein and Walter Ferst
Ms. Frances Skiendzielewski Anonymous
Mr. Frank J. Skiendzielewski Michael B. Bongiovanni, M.D. A.T. Chadwick Company, Inc.
Ms. Valerie Skiendzielewski given in loving memory of Carmeline Bongiovanni Mr. and Mrs. Martin Cohen
TelTechCommunications Services, Inc. and James Schleif Dairyland Ice Cream
Dr. and Mrs. Stenley Travis, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Broderick ECBM
Mr. James L. Waters and Ms. Ann T. Seglin given in honor of Frannie & Jim Maguire’s 50th Mr. and Mrs. James B. Haley, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Waters, Jr. wedding anniversary Hospice and Homecare Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Welsh Intech Construction Company
Bud’s Auto Repair Klein Tools
Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Wilkinson
given in loving memory of Bud Michini, Sr. Klover Contracting, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. William Wright
Sister Kathleen Duffy, RSM Linton’s Managed Services
In Memory of Anna May Tropiano: Maguire Foundation
given in loving memory of Sister Michael Mary, RSM
Mr. Zenaide Cacia Peirce-Phelps, Inc.
Ms. Margarita Carlino Dr. John J. Fitzgerald, III and Dr. Georgia Crozier
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Sasso
Mr. Margaert Cauvin given in honor of Sister Rosemary Herron, RSM
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Celona Mr. William J. Gioioso and Ms. Mary Duffy Mr. Christopher Solarski
Ms. Laura R. Dordick, C.P.A given in loving memory of Irene Masucci Sysco Food Services of Philadelphia, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Gilboy
Ms. Janet K. Harvey Sister Rosemary Herron, RSM
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hillman given in loving memory of Msgr. Thomas J. Herron
Mr. R. Bruce Hogan and Ms. Dyanne J. Ferk The Lizzul Family
Ms. Diane E. Holloway given in honor of Mrs. J. Lucian Lizzul’s 85th birthday
Lady Liberty Transportation Co., Inc
Ms. Helen M. Mack
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Lehman, Jr.
given in loving memory of Maureen Gallagher
Mr. Leonard Brian Marinaccio
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martell Ms. Joan W. Mackie
P.A. Post Agency, LLC given in loving memory of Sister Catherine
Park Avenue Luxury Limousine, Inc. FitzPatrick, RSM
Mr. and Mrs. William L. O’Connor Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. McLaughlin
Siana, Carr, & O’Connor, LLP given in honor of Barbara R. and Charles Kahn, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Sims
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Skala
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Fund for Mercy Families
The goal of the Fund for Mercy Families is to provide
the families of prospective and current students with
financial assistance so that they can enjoy a quality
education at Mercy and look forward to a hopeful future.
Our new EACH ONE | REACH ONE initiative clarifies for generous support. The donors to this Fund may elect to Because it is important that families feel they are invest-
ing in the education of their students, all parents and
current and prospective donors the multiple ways under receive letters and regular updates about their students
guardians pay a portion of the tuition to the school. Some
one umbrella that they can support MVHS students. and share in their progress as they discover and explore students need almost the entire amount of tuition due to
These streams for tuition assistance include: Connelly the opportunities available to them at MVHS. their families’ low-income levels, while others need tuition
Scholarships, Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) stipends to augment their family incomes. Often the
Program and BLOCS (Business Leaders Organized for $25,000 and above recipients of this program face multiple challenges that
Catholic Education), the Charles E. Ellis Trust, the Fund give new meaning to the term “at risk.”
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Melchionni
for Mercy Families, and Mercy Grants. The Fund for Mercy MaUREEN—CLass OF 2009
Families remains one of the most popular ways to help $10,000 aND aBOVE Maureen is a 17-year-old senior at Mercy Vocational High
provide students with the means to a quality education Hoxie Harrison Smith Foundation School who is being raised by her paternal grandmother.
and a hopeful future. Money gifted in one fiscal year is The Nelson Foundation Maureen was raised by her biological mother until she was
designated to students for the following fiscal year. four; her father has been “in and out” of Maureen’s life.
$8,000 aND aBOVE Due to multiple issues, custody was given to the grand-
This plan allows the Advancement Office to advise the
parents. Maureen’s grandfather died of cancer the summer
Admissions Office about the actual monies received in Anonymous
before Maureen entered Mercy. Her grandmother is under
FY 09 for this fund. Mercy Vocational High School is Paul E. Kelly Foundation medical care for heart problems.
grateful for donors’ flexibility in allowing our staff to Mr. Gerald Watson
The neighborhood Maureen lives in has a history of
determine the number of students who may benefit violence: in Maureen’s sophomore year at Mercy, her
$4,000 aND aBOVE
from the Fund for Mercy Families tuition assistance. 15-year-old cousin was murdered. There was a band of
The Brady Foundation girls who preyed on youth as they traveled to and from
The Admissions Office’s job grows increasingly more Mr. and Mrs. William J. Devlin, Jr. school. Maureen, herself, had difficulty handling conflict:
difficult each year since so many of our families qualify Mr. and Mrs. Laurence P. Genuardi she had numerous run-ins with peers and many media-
for tuition assistance. Presently over 60 percent of our Ms. Alice Niles tions took place in-school to resolve the conflicts. Maureen
students come from families with incomes at or below the The Pistone Family Foundation, Inc. had to attend a summer program at Mercy to learn health-
poverty level and all of our students receive some sort of ier ways of dealing with her own anger and frustrations.
financial assistance. $1,000 aND aBOVE Mercy’s guidance staff was able to enroll Maureen in an
eight-week anger management group and attend weekly
The cost of educating each student at Mercy Vocational Ms. Mary Sullivan DeCervantes counseling provided by Elwyn, Inc. here at MVHS.
High School is approximately $10,500 each year, but Ms. Catherine M. Glatts
Now a senior cosmetology student, Maureen has matured
we ask parents to contribute only $5,255 in tuition to Caroline J. Sanders Trust #2
and is motivated to obtain her cosmetology license. She
accommodate the financial constraints our families Toyota Motors Sales, USA, Inc. plans on attending Community College of Philadelphia to
experience. All financial assistance goes towards the take business courses; her long-term goal is to own her
UP TO $500 own salon one day!
families’ portion of the tuition.
Sister Theresa Agliardi, RSM
The positive outcomes of Mercy students upon gradua- Maureen is very personable, outgoing and generous
Ms. Diana Brennan
with her time. She is on Student Council, is a member
tion show that their experience at the school develops Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Brennan of Mercy’s basketball team and also participates in a
them into responsible and productive adults who are well Mr. and Mrs. Martin F. Corcoran, in honor of neighborhood drill team. She is a resilient young lady who
prepared to enter the workforce. Theresa & Martin Corcoran attributes her success to the support she has received at
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Mercy Vocational High School.
The following benefactors made a direct impact on
the lives of one or more students and their families Sister Mary H. Jakubowski, RSM Without Mercy Vocational High School’s education sub-
by contributing to the Fund for Mercy Families. Many Mr. William J. Juliano sidy, Maureen would never be able to attend Mercy. More
Ms. Patricia M. Lampert, CFP® importantly, Maureen acknowledges that without Mercy’s
Philadelphia-area students whose educational needs are
St. Matthias Church Guidance Department’s going the extra mile to help her,
best served by Mercy’s integrated academic/vocational she most certainly would not be where she is today.
program would have been unable to enroll without their Mr. and Mrs. William McLaughlin, in honor of
James J. White, IV Maureen is just one of 400 examples of how sponsors
change a life by supporting The Fund for Mercy Families.
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Mercy Vocational High School
2 0 07- 2 0 0 8
WHERE THE MONEY COMES FROM WHERE THE MONEY GOES
Plant Operations & Maint.
Sisters of Mercy Endowment
PA Convention Center
Benefactors 6% 5% Connelly Endowment 6%
4% Sisters of Mercy
22% Contributed School Expenses 20%
Other revenue Salaries and Benefits
* Net Tuition and Fees reflects the tuition funds collected
by MVHS after scholarship and financial aid.
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Mercy Vocational High School
2900 West Hunting Park Avenue
MISSION POSSIBLE Philadelphia, PA 19129-1803
At Mercy Vocational
High School, our
MISSION is to
Mercy makes it
attract and retain
the city’s next
from every Mercy
each one reach one
Investing in Students… Launching Careers
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