Countless lives are transformed each day by the generosity of Mercy College of Health Sciences alumni, friends, faculty, and staff who support the students with gifts to scholarships and student needs. Each gift makes an impact on the success of the students and on the patients they will serve during their healthcare careers.


MercyOne Des Moines Foundation serves as the vehicle for all philanthropy for Mercy College of Health Sciences. Your gifts through the Foundation to Mercy College of Health Sciences will be restricted to the area of your choice. Gifts should be made payable to Mercy College of Health Sciences and sent to the MercyOne Des Moines Foundation.

411 Laurel Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
(515) 247-3248

All gifts, unless specified, will be placed in the Mercy College of Health Sciences Scholarship Fund. If you would like to direct your gift to another existing fund, please include the name of the fund in the area for additional information. Review a list of available funds below.


  • Student Emergency Needs Fund
  • President’s Innovation Fund
  • Mercy College of Health Sciences Scholarship Fund
  • Mercy College Immersion Experience Fund
  • Mercy College Library Operating Fund
  • Norkaitis Student Success Center Fund
  • Catholic Ministry Fund
  • School of Nursing Operating Fund
  • Allied Health General Scholarship Fund
  • Barbara Quijano Decker Excellence in Education Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Beatrice Marie Bender Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Bohl Radiologic Technology Scholarship
  • Bernice Ortale Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Carl and Mary Cacciatore Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Charisms of the Sisters of Mercy Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Claude E. Niemier Perpetual Trust Nursing Scholarship
  • Clinical Laboratory (Department-sponsored) Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Connie French Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Dr. E.T. Scales African American Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Emergency Medical Services Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Facilities Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Frank and Mary Quijano Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Mercy College Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Helen Ann Maloney Scholarship Fund
  • Hough Foundation-Matt & Hilary Romkey Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Iowa Heart Center Scholarship Fund
  • Janet Triplett Brick ’62 Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Joan S. Gill Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • Joann Coppola Randa Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • John F. and G. Frances Weieneth Nursing Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Joyce E Lillis Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • Joyce E Lillis Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty-Sponsored Endowed Fund
  • Mercy College General Scholarship Fund
  • Mercy Medical Center – Medical Staff Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Minority Student Scholarship Fund
  • Miss Leona Sweeney Nursing Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Nursing Alumni Association General Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • Oddfellows Scholarship Fund
  • Patricia Clare Sullivan Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Schildberg Foundation Student Scholarship Fund
  • Sisters of Mercy Scholarship Fund
  • Sr. Sebastian Geneser Nursing Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Sr. Zita Brennan Nursing Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Suzanne Mains Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Thomas A. Reitinger Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Veronica A. Lalor Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • William and Marcia Young Radiologic Scholarship Endowed Fund

All gifts, unless specified, will be placed in the Mercy College of Health Sciences Scholarship Fund. If you would like to direct your gift to an existing fund, please include the name of the fund. If you are interested in creating your own named fund, you may do so with a gift of $25,000 or more.


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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master’s degreesbachelor’s degreesassociate degreescertificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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