The Misericordia WOMEN’S BOARD was formed in 1921 through the effort of its first President, Mrs. Frances McCormick McGuire, and is the original volunteer group for Misericordia. The purpose of the group is to promote and support the work of Misericordia by means of volunteering and fundraising. Major efforts include:


Each November, the WOMEN’S BOARD hosts the Heart of Mercy Ball in Downtown Chicago. The annual ball has raised millions in funds for Misericordia over the years through a fantastic night of auctions, raffles, a paddle raise, and personal and corporate sponsorships. Each year, honorees for the Heart of Mercy Award, the Sister Rosemary Connelly Service Medallion, and the Pillars of the Community Award, are recognized for their commitment to the mission of Misericordia. - The Women's Board Heart of Mercy Ball will take place VIRTUALLY on October 1, 2021 at 7pm.

For more information on this year’s HEART OF MERCY BALL, please click here.

CHRISTMAS AT THE HOME: WOMEN’S BOARD members and their guests come together to celebrate the season and the blessing of Misericordia each December on Misericordia’s stunning campus. Christmas boutiques and the Misericordia gift shop are all open. After enjoying an afternoon of shopping and delicious food, members and guests even get the opportunity to see Misericordia’s own Heartbreakers perform! - Christmas at the Home 2021 (TBD).  Please look out for additional information on how you can help keep Misericordia Strong during Holiday Season.

ANNUAL ANGEL APPEAL: The annual appeal is a wonderful opportunity to support Misericordia at any level and be recognized in the Heart of Mercy Ball program without active attendance.

For additional information contact Bennetta Kelly:  bennetta.kelly@gmail.com