Mercy College Receives Grant from Sisters of Notre Dame
Mercy College of Ohio has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Congregational Fund Committee of the Sisters of Notre Dame (SND). The grant funds will used to provide immediate assistance of gas and food gift cards to Mercy College students in need.
Sister Sally Marie Bohnett, SND, Director of Campus Ministry and Service Learning at Mercy College, submitted the college’s application for the grant. “One of the College’s core values is to serve and that means serving our students, our community, and each other," she said. "This grant allows us to serve by helping in some of the most basic ways while contributing to the long-term success of our students.”
In 2015, with $3,000 in support from SND Congregational Funds, Mercy College set up a restricted fund solely for gift cards to buy groceries and gas. Cards were purchased valuing $50 each, and were given one or two at a time, depending upon the level of need. The same structure is planned for the recent $5,000 grant. Students who may be in need of assistance are referred by Mercy College faculty and staff.