Annual Fund

What is the Annual Fund?

A gift to the Misericordia University Annual Fund is simply a gift to MU generally without any restrictions from the donor. Unrestricted gifts support MU by allowing the University flexibility in determining how best to use the funds. Unrestricted giving is a chance for you to do the greatest good for education.

Why Should Alumni, Parents, and Friends Support the Misericordia University Annual Fund?

With your help, we can reach the 2012-2013 Annual Fund goal of $1,150,000. Plus, every alumna/alumnus who gives will count towards our participation rate--our secondary goal, though no less important. Outside sources of funding, such as government agencies and corporate foundations, measure the viability of potential recipients based on levels of participation. The alumni giving goal for this fiscal year is 22.5%, which will help us maintain our prestigious #1 status in alumni giving for the region when compared to similar Universities. Remember, while large gifts are most welcome, a small gift still says that you believe in our mission and have confidence in our students. It is the act of giving itself that matters. The gifts we make together will make a difference.

Where does the money go?

Unrestricted funds are directed to where they can have the greatest impact. They address priorities and bring immediate benefits to the University by providing:
  • Student Financial Assistance 
  • Instructional and Academic Support 
  • Institutional Support 
  • Physical Plant  
  • Student Services 

Unrestricted gifts are precious resources. Unrestricted giving is a chance for a donor to have an immediate impact on our areas of greatest need. Unrestricted gifts are “Opportunity Dollars” giving Misericordia University the flexibility of providing seed money to create exciting new directions, for nurturing the development of students, faculty, and staff, or promoting our university in numerous ways.

How do I make a gift?

If you would like to contribute to the Annual Fund, please click here to "Make a Gift Today".

If you would prefer mailing your donation to Misericordia University, please fill out the online form and then print the form and mail it to the Development Office at Misericordia University. If you would prefer to elect specific designations for your gift, please indicate your selections on our online form or with your check when mailed. Gifts to the Annual Fund are tax deductible. If you have questions about the Annual Fund, please contact:

Michele Shea Zabriski
Director of Development
Misericordia University 
301 Lake Street Dallas, PA 18612 
570.674.6433  or toll free at 866.262.6363