FoundationMercy Foundation helps boost Mercy’s financial stability continuously through innovative projects and services. The Mercy Foundation was able to gift $2,746,370 to Mercy to support a wide range of hospital initiatives and needs. A look at the following list illustrates some of the many ways your gifts touch so many in our care.

  • Sister Mary Lawrence Community Center renovations
  • Hospice of Mercy Medical Center
  • Hospice House Patient Care and Services
  • Katz Trauma Room
  • Lipsky Lecture Series
  • Especially For You Race
  • HOPE Program
  • Thrive Program
  • Scholarships and Continuing Education
  • Cardiac Research
  • Hallmar Renovations
  • EnCor Breast Biopsy System
  • Neurosciences

In November, Mercy opened the display of 24 stained glass windows, formerly in our former chapel, in Lundy Pavilion. Thanks to the Mercy Foundation, they were restored to their original state through a yearlong celebration of the life of Sister Mary Lawrence Hallagan, one of the most well-known and influential Sisters of Mercy to have lived and worked in Cedar Rapids. The yearlong celebration was in honor of would have been her 100th birthday. She also was the founder of the Mercy Foundation.

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Founders’ Society

The Founders’ Society acknowledges those who have included Mercy in their estate plans (will, life insurance, gift annuity, IRA, charitable trust), created an endowed fund at the Mercy Foundation, or contributed a total of $50,000 or more in lifetime gifts to Mercy.

This year 22 individuals and organizations became members of the Founders’ Society, showing their support for the highest standards of healthcare in our community. Their gifts ensure excellent future patient care services and we thank them.

We are grateful for their extraordinary support.

Community Center

The Sister Mary Lawrence Hallagan Community Center provides office and work space for nonprofit organizations, sharing our vision to enhance the health and well-being of the community. It is named in honor of the former Sr. Mary Lawrence Hallagan, as a part of the yearlong tribute during the year she would have celebrated her 100th birthday.

Mercy’s Foundation and Auxiliary supported this center and the Foundation received a $600,000 grant from The Hall-Perrine Foundation for the center.