Since the Misericordia Women’s Auxiliary was founded in 1945, it has raised over $15 million to support the Misericordia Heart of Mercy Home. Our members are 120 dynamic and dedicated women from the Gold Coast through the North Shore suburbs. Our board hosts several philanthropic events, including the First Look for Charity fundraiser at the Chicago Auto Show, a Holiday Luncheon at Misericordia, and an annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon. All together, we host about 2500 people at our events. Members also volunteer at the Home both independently and in member organized events
Misericordia Women’s Auxiliary is an organization whose mission is to raise funds for Misericordia Heart of Mercy Home and to educate members of the community about Misericordia and its important work. The Auxiliary is exclusively a volunteer and charitable organization. It is organized under the auspices of the Misericordia Home, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The mission of Misericordia/Heart of Mercy is to support children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who choose our community by providing the highest quality residential, training, and employment services. We provide the full continuum of care designed to meet each person's changing needs and maximize his or her independence, self-determination, interpersonal relationships, and engagement in the community. Through our dedicated families, employees, volunteers, supporters and community networks, we offer an environment that fosters each person's spirituality, dignity, respect, and quality of life.