A mission-minded woman, Catherine McAuley founded Sisters of Mercy. In 1827 she was moved to respond to the suffering and poverty she witnessed around her in Dublin, Ireland. With a $1 million inheritance she established the first House of Mercy in Dublin. Today, we continue to strive to carry on Catherine’s mission to serve the poor, sick and uneducated - especially women, children and the elderly.
As Women with a Mission, we strive to continue the mission of Mercy’s founder, Catherine McAuley. For more than seven generations, Mercy has established a legacy of care giving and commitment marked by compassion and excellence that continues today.
As part of Mercy Health Foundation, the Women with a Mission society connects women who lead by example to make a greater impact through the power of collective giving. Members of this society help determine funding priorities and projects that will provide important medical services and progams to our community.
The satisfaction of knowing you are part of an empowered group of women who desire to make a difference in health care is a great feeling. Members are invited to two educational luncheons and two social events each year, as well as other special events hosted by Mercy Hospital Joplin and Mercy Health Foundation. Attendance to events is encouraged, but not required.
Membership is open to all who support the mission of Mercy Hospital with a minimum $1,000 annual gift. Each year, the Society identifies health care needs within Mercy. Each member is an equal partner in the decision-making process, and 100% of each gift directly supports the project(s) selected.
Established just this year, the Women with a Mission Joplin society already has 56 members and will vote for the first time this year. To become a member, click on the brochure below.
Cynthia Graham – co-chair
Nanci Bazzano – co-chair
Jeri Lynn Joseph
In memory of Trudy Barber
Mary Lou Glauber
Jeri Lynn Joseph
Sae Ri Ro
Mary Jane Simpson