The 1924 Challenge

September 24, 2014 marks 90 years to the day that Misericordia University opened its doors. In celebration of the vision of the Sisters of Mercy, the Office of University Advancement has launched The 1924 Challenge – and is asking for the support of 1,924 donors by December 31, 2014 to honor Misericordia’s rich history and pave a solid future for students of all economic backgrounds.

Misericordia was created to offer opportunities to those who otherwise would not be able to afford college. Holding fast to the tenets of Mercy, Service, Justice and Hospitality, the University continues to educate young women and men who learn, serve and succeed with Mercy in their hearts.

As many as 98% of Misericordia students receive some form of financial aid, and donor support plays a critical role in their success. A gift to The 1924 Challenge will benefit the Misericordia Fund, which provides scholarship aid, funds academic programs, enhances student life on campus, supports areas of greatest need, improves library and computer resources, and secures educational equipment. It is also an investment in the future of Misericordia, allowing the University to continue to educate worthy students and provide them with the support they need to succeed in their careers and in life.

Gifts of all sizes are welcome.

To make a gift to The 1924 Challenge, go to