A Tradition of Support

Determining the Path Forward

Every gift to Mercersburg Academy, no matter the size, makes a difference. The Mercersburg Annual Fund harnesses the collective philanthropic power of the thousands of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the school. The Annual Fund empowers the school to concentrate on the areas of greatest need—whether it is the commitment to access and affordability or providing opportunities for students to explore their potential beyond the classroom.

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

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.

“There are so many ways to make a gift to Mercersburg other than through the traditional method of your checkbook. A few years ago, Joanne and I began to give stock, and this year made a gift through an IRA. Both are incredibly quick and easy, while providing you with advantages you may find useful. The school stands ready to assist you in making the process of executing such gifts in an efficient and timely fashion; it was surprisingly uncomplicated. It was a wonderful way to see how well our needs and those of the school were met.”

--David Frantz ’60

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.

Make your check payable to Mercersburg Academy and mail it to the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations, 100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236. 

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.