Giving Circles

Learn more about the Mercy Foundation's Giving Circles and philanthropic legacy here.

Catherine McAuley Circle

Honoring the legacy of Sisters of Mercy founder Mother Catherine McAuley and her mission to serve the most vulnerable, members in this Giving Circle help ensure access to exceptional health care for all in Greater Des Moines through Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines.

Gilead Circle

Over 100 years ago, the Sisters of Mercy relied on the generosity of many to bring compassionate health care to central Iowa.  It is the incredible generosity of our donors who believe in Mercy and our mission that allow us to provide outstanding health care.  Your inspired giving is truly humbling and we have wondered how we could ever demonstrate how grateful we are to you for making us your priority.

We recognize those benefactors who have transformed Mercy Medical Center through their gifts, with the induction into the Gilead Circle. This recognition is awarded to individuals, organizations and foundation whose contributions to the Mercy Foundation have surpassed the half million dollar mark.

Leadership Circle

Transforming the Impact of Philanthropy at Mercy

The Mercy Foundation Leadership Circle is a distinguished group of men and women devoted to carrying on the vision of Sister Catherine McAuley.

With an annual commitment of $10,000 annually, funds will go towards bold initiatives that provide access, innovation and support for our three priority areas: patient care, vulnerable families, and education.