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You have a connection to Abraham Slimmer, whether you realize it or not. Who was he? Mr. Slimmer offered to match the funds raised by the Sisters of Mercy when they looked to build the original hospital in Cedar Rapids back in 1900. Mr. Slimmer realized what was possible when people come together to support a shared purpose and vision. He also knew his support could inspire others to give. Like Mr. Slimmer, your gifts are inspirational and transformative. Your support carries on the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy and is part of Mercy’s heritage, connecting the past, present and future.
To show gratitude for your loyal support, Mercy has created the following recognition societies:
Steward of Mercy recognizes annual giving of $100 to $999 and is achievable through one gift or multiple gifts*
Spirit of Mercy honors annual giving of $1,000 to $9,999 and is achievable through one gift or multiple gifts*
*Membership is renewable each fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) with continued support.
Sustainer of Mercy is attained with lifetime giving of $10,000 to $49,999 and is reachable with one gift or giving over time.
Founders’ Society recognition is reserved for donors making a planned gift to Mercy through a will or trust; as beneficiary of life insurance or a retirement account; or through another means -OR- with lifetime giving of $50,000 to $499,999, reachable with one gift or giving over time.
Catherine McAuley Circle honors a prestigious group of donors whose lifetime giving totals $500,000 or more, attainable with one gift or giving over time. The Catherine McAuley Circle includes the following members:
Kae Bickford*David C. Neuhaus Family FoundationChris and Suzy DeWolfLeonard and Evelyn Dolezal* Family TrustHenry and Sara Katz*Wayne and Nan KocourekJ. Edward Lundy*Bruce and Judy McGrathMercy Medical Center AuxiliaryDonna and Dennis* OldorfBill and Kay Pitlik*Helen (Jean) and Francis (Pit) Pitlik*Jewel and James Plumb Jr.*Joe* and Lynda SchimbergJohn and Cindy Family FoundationThe Hall-Perrine FoundationHarold F. Thede*Variety – The Children’s Charity
To learn more about recognition societies and giving opportunities, including Legacy Giving, or to notify Mercy of your planned gift intentions, please contact us at (319) 398-6206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.