A Tradition of Support


Giving: Our History and Our Future

Mercersburg Academy first opened its doors in 1893 with about 40 students, four instructors, and three buildings on four acres of land. Today, thanks to the visionary leadership of Dr. William Mann Irvine and a deeply ingrained tradition of philanthropy, Mercersburg is a vibrant academic and residential community with 442 students, more than 100 faculty members, and a $297 million endowment. Enduring philanthropic support has truly guided the course of the school’s history.

Because tuition and endowment income alone don’t meet the full cost of a Mercersburg education, your gift ensures that the school has what it needs to thrive.

The generosity of the Mercersburg faithful can be seen in our students’ ability to succeed at the collegiate level and in an ever-changing world. Mercersburg alumni go on to serve and lead the communities in which they live.

Thank you for investing in Mercersburg Academy and in the lifelong success of our students!



Every gift to Mercersburg is important. 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 transformative academic experience.




During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, Mercersburg Academy’s alumni and friends supported the Mercersburg Annual Fund with more than

$3,400,000

in gifts.





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.

Volunteering

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.