Keep Mercy Near
In these uncommon times, Merion Mercy Academy hopes to be a point of connection and a source of optimism. Now, more than ever, as we sing in our school song, we encourage our MMA family to “keep sweet mercy near.”
Stand with Small Businesses
We would like to promote small businesses within our community.
- Alumna Irene Moretto '08 teaches piano at MMA during the school year. Over the summer months, she is offering piano lessons online, beginner through advanced. Please watch this video to learn more and hear from some of her students
- Support Mia Campo '02 and family, owners of Campos, a Philly Cheesesteak and hoagie restaurant located in Old City.
- Support the Cermignano family (Laura '06 and Patricia '07): Bob Cermignano, father of Laura and Patricia, owns Bob Cermignano Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.- a local HVAC company
- Support Dave and Jeannine Hamilton, parents of Jenna '19, owners of The Pub of Penn Valley
- Support MMA family business, McGill's Fine Furniture & Interiors
- Sip 'n Bid supporters: Please support the generous businesses that support our school.
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Merion Mercy Stories that Inspire Us
Compassion, communal action, support, and creativity are part of the DNA of our Merion Mercy community.
- Liz Huyette Babeuf, '02 is an RN currently working at Presbyterian Hospital in the epicenter of the pandemic, NYC. Click here to read more
- Kate Votta '11 has been a resident at Mt Sinai Hospital in NYC. She is now graduated as a doctor and is on the front lines at the epicenter of the crisis. Click here to read more
- Dr. Katie Stroup '98 and Courtney Dominic '05 reported from St Christopher’s Hospital in North Philadelphia,"We are fortunate to work with each other and with wonderful colleagues to support the North Philadelphia community. Our hospital also has a Medical-Legal Partnership with Legal Clinic for the Disabled, and the attorney director is Theresa Brabson '05, also a Merion alumna. Stay safe everyone!" Click here to read more
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Compassion and Service
Our community members continue to live Mercy.
- Alumna Bridget Kelly '73 is asking fellow alumnae to volunteer as English Conversation Mentors with the World Academy for the Future of Women, where she and others teach global leadership skills to college students in China, Nepal, and Bangladesh. All of their students must speak English to participate in the program, but as the pandemic lingers on, students, particularly girls in China, are sheltered in their rural village where they may be the only one to speak English. Hence, their English skills are eroding every day. This program is asking for volunteers to make weekly phone calls to these students in hopes of maintaining their English. If you'd like to help, contact Bridget for more information at email@example.com.
- Maggie Avellino '22 gives back to the community and lives the Merion virtues of live mercy seek justice. Click to view video!
- Marian Hickey McNaughton ‘72. suspended her business to make face masks to donate to a local hospital in Lewes, DE. Ammascottage.com halted all embroidery and bag making efforts and moved into making face masks. Bebe Hickey ‘68 and her partner cut the patterns and son Charlie McNaughton donates the head straps he makes on his 3D printer. Click here to view photos.
- Alum and former faculty member Marie Robson '05, wrote to us and said, "I know some ER staff at Einstein that are desperately in need of surgical caps that can be sewn. I can email a template if people are willing to help and will even provide fabric if necessary." If you can help out, shoot Marie an email at Marie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more examples of MMA community members showing remarkable compassion and service and learn ways you can help!
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