The Advancement Office is a vital hub connecting Mercy High School with its alumnae, parents, donors, and the broader community. Our primary purpose is cultivating relationships and securing resources to support Mercy’s mission, vision, and strategic goals. By focusing on four key areas, the Advancement Office strives to foster a strong foundation for sustainable development and progress.

List of 4 items.

  • Fundraising and Development:

    The Advancement Office is pivotal in raising funds to support various programs and initiatives. These funds are essential for providing scholarships, upgrading facilities, investing in technology, and supporting extracurricular activities, among other critical projects. The office coordinates fundraising campaigns, alumnae giving programs, and philanthropic partnerships to ensure Mercy High School has the resources to offer the best possible education to its students.
  • Alumnae Engagement:

    Cultivating strong relationships with alumnae is essential for fostering community and pride in Mercy High School. The Advancement Office organizes reunions, networking events, and mentorship programs to keep alumnae connected to Mercy High School and to harness their valuable expertise and experience. Engaged alumnae often become lifelong supporters and advocates for Mercy High School, positively impacting recruitment and overall reputation.
  • Parent Relations:

    The Advancement Office strives to build positive and collaborative relationships with parents and guardians. Communication and involvement opportunities create a strong partnership between Mercy High School and families, engaging parents in their significant role in supporting various school initiatives and enriching the educational experience for all students.
  • Community Outreach:

    Establishing a positive, visible presence in the local community is crucial for Mercy’s success. The Advancement Office coordinates outreach programs, partnerships with local organizations, and community events to strengthen ties and demonstrate Mercy High School’s commitment to being a responsible and caring community member.
The Advancement Office is a fundamental component of Mercy High School’s success. By strategically engaging with alumnae, parents, donors, and the community, we hope to secure the necessary resources to provide an exceptional learning environment for our Mercy Girls and further our mission as a leading educational institution.

We remain committed to working closely with the entire school community to drive growth, excellence, and a bright future for our Mercy Girls!

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Carolyn Panzer

    Ms. Carolyn Panzer 

    Director of Advancement
    410-433-8880 ext. 230
    Towson University - B.S.
  • Photo of Niakia Cheese

    Ms. Niakia Cheese 

    Director of Equity & Inclusion & Director of Development
    410-433-8880 ext. 227
    Towson University - B.A.
  • Photo of Maeve Burke

    Ms. Maeve Burke ’10 

    Alumnae Engagement Manager
    410-433-8880 ext. 304
    Loyola University Maryland - B.A.
  • Photo of Karen Maimone

    Ms. Karen Maimone ’92, P’19 

    Alumnae Engagement Associate and Learning Specialist
    410-433-8880 ext. 229
    University of Delaware - B.S.
    Master’s +30
    Maryland Teaching Certification
  • Photo of Theresa Hart

    Ms. Theresa Hart 

    Database & Gift Processing Manager
    410-433-8880 ext. 228
    Walden University, summa cum laude - B.S.
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Mercy High School Baltimore is a sponsored ministry of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and is a member of Mercy Education.

Mercy High School proudly partners with eCampus for textbooks and other materials for our Mercy Girls.

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