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1861 Society

Named for the year of Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School's founding, the 1861 Society recognizes donors who ensure the school's ongoing excellence and provide immediate support for all students through annual gifts totaling $1,000 or more.

Annual leadership gifts are essential to the advancing the school and all our young women and are the cornerstone of philanthropy at Gwynedd.

Members of the 1861 Society are invited to exclusive events and receive special correspondence from school leadership on school-related news and initiatives directly impacted by this funding.

All members of the Gwynedd Mercy community are welcome to join the 1861 Society annually at the following levels:

Innovator      $5,000+
Leader          $1,861 - 4,999
Associate      $1,000 - 1,860

For more information or any questions, please contact: Colleen Corace Connor '86, director of annual giving, at 267-946-0992 or