More Ways You Can Help

Cash Gifts

You can make a tax-deductible cash contribution online now or by check made payable to: Mercyhurst Preparatory School.


One of the most meaningful ways to give is the gift of your time and talent. Volunteerism provides the foundation that makes all that we do at Mercyhurst Prep possible. Please check out the Laker Life page for more opportunities to participate. As our thanks to you, each year we honor our dedicated volunteers at our Volunteer Luncheon. At this event our volunteers need only attend as our staff, faculty and administrators do the work.

Some of the events we need your help with include: Tailgates, Open House, Crew Regatta, the Laker Legends Scholarship Gala, mailings and more.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match their employees’ charitable donations, dollar for dollar. Please check with your employer’s Human Resources Department regarding the specifics of your company’s plan. Matching Gifts Programs often double the amount of your donation. Simply obtain the necessary form from your Human Resources Department and we will do the rest!

Erie Gives

Each year the Erie Community Foundation hosts Erie Gives Day, a great time to consider a donation to Mercyhurst Prep as the Erie Community Foundation matches a percentage of your donation. Donations are easy to make through the website In 2014 we were filled with gratitude that 103 donors gave a total of $10,285.00 to Mercyhurst Prep on Erie Gives Day!

Thanks to our generous donors, our MPS music students and our performing arts program will soon benefit from a state-of-the-art combination synthesizer/digital piano in memory of Jesse Edwards-Borowicz.

Our sincerest thanks to you and to the Erie Community Foundation, GE Transportation, Erie Insurance and Presque Isle Downs & Casino for matching a portion of your gift to put us over the top!

This cutting edge instrument will greatly enhance our Lakers’ music education and nationally acclaimed theater arts program. Thank you for helping us to write the next chapter of our Laker story!

Laker Legends Scholarship Gala

Each year the Laker Legends Scholarship Gala is an opportunity to share a festive evening of food and fun with your fellow Lakers and enjoy one of the region’s most exciting charitable auctions. This year our Gala will be held on February 28 when we transform our MPS gym into an elegant setting themed to amaze all who attend.