A Tradition of Support

Determining the Path Forward

As Mercersburg navigates the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are drawing on the strength of our entire community. Through the Annual Fund, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are making gifts to help students who have been adversely impacted. We are responding together and we hope you will consider joining the effort by making a gift of any size to support Mercersburg during this difficult time.

Annual Fund

Gifts made each year through the Annual Fund provide 10 percent of the school’s operating budget, which gives our community access to critical resources. Capital and endowment gifts provide long-term strength and ensure that our students receive the full benefit of a Mercersburg Academy experience.

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

This fund will support areas such as:

  • Providing scholarship support, which ensures that families may rest assured that Mercersburg will continue to meet the needs in the event that the COVID-19 pandemic reduces family earnings;
  • Support sick leave and maintaining wages for Mercersburg employees;
  • Helping our teachers to continue teaching in a virtual environment.

Student and Family Relief Fund

This fund assists students and their families who have encountered immediate financial hardship. For example, there are students whose families are now unemployed and struggle with unstable housing, food insecurities, and health issues.

Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a gift to Mercersburg! Your investment helps prepare young people to lead and serve our world. Below are some of the ways to make your gift.

Maximizing Your Support

Matching Gifts

Many employers match charitable donations made by their employees, employees’ spouses, or retirees. To find out if your employer is one of them, search our matching gift database.

Monthly Gifts

Give a larger gift by making smaller monthly payments instead of a one-time contribution. These payments can be automatically charged to your credit card.

Multi-Year Pledge

Commit your support beyond the current school year and keep track of your giving by making a multi-year pledge. Lock in your participation for up to five years at a time.


Volunteer your time in addition to your treasure and help Mercersburg galvanize support for the Annual Fund. Opportunities include class agents, reunion committee members, White Key volunteers, and phonathon callers.