Moving Mercy
Forward Campaign


Founded in 1872 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Retirement & Care Center has ministered to over 10,000 seniors in its long history. Currently, Mercy serves more than 160 older men and women with residential care in Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing. The sole Catholic retirement community in the Oakland Diocese, Mercy's lush five-acre campus fosters a supportive environment to care for the needs of older adults through a holistic, faith-based approach to end of life and long-term care.


Why Now

Case For Support

The Mercy Revitalization Project is focused on accessibility, sustainability and quality of life. With an expanded chapel, we increase residents’ accessibility to worship. Through the Assisted Living Tower renovations, resident privacy and dignity is enhanced through new showers and updated bathrooms. Beautiful new and accessible outdoor spaces offer opportunities to enhance the environmental wellness of all residents. The Mercy Project is erasing boundaries for our seniors while continuing to tangibly serve our Fruitvale neighbors.

As we serve the Silent Generation, we are preparing for the Baby Boomers who will push senior living needs to unprecedented levels. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable elders has highlighted the importance of holistic care and sufficient space to social distance and continue activities safely.

Now more than ever, the Mercy Revitalization Project is meeting the aims of accessibility, sustainability and quality of life.


Find Out More

Generous Donors


Other Leaders

  • Michael Ney, Sr., Esq.

  • Edward Watson, Esq., CPA
    Watson/Machado, Partner

  • Melford Chudacoff
    Retired; Mercy Resident Family Member

  • Natalie Brown
    Director of Development,
    Mercy Retirement & Care Center

  • Sr. Phyllis Hughes
    RSM, DrPH

  • Sr. Kathleen Kearny

  • Steven Burke

Mercy President & CEO, Adriene Iverson, and the co-chairs for the Moving Mercy Forward campaign, Christine Whelan, and James Wood, speak to the significance of the Mercy Revitalization Project.


More than 90 individuals, families, foundations, and religious orders have pledged support to this incredible project over the next three to five years. Thanks to their commitment, Mercy has raised just over $4 million toward the $5 million goal.

Additionally, a generous foundation has pledged to give a $500,000 “capstone” grant when Mercy reaches $4,500,000 raised. Please help Mercy close this gap! Your gift now will help Mercy receive this once-in-a-lifetime grant, helping to transform the lives of the seniors in our care for decades to come.

Please consider a stretch gift on behalf of Mercy’s residents. Your support will help guarantee that Mercy Retirement and Care Center, which includes our Charitable Care Program and the Mercy Brown Bag Program, will grow and thrive for generations to come.