Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Heart of Mercy Ball LIVE or Virtual?

Due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, including among those fully vaccinated, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our “LIVE” event, “100 Years of Heart,” scheduled for Friday, October 1 at the Chicago Hilton. While we had so looked forward to being together in person, the health and well-being of our Misericordia family – residents, staff and loyal supporters like you – is of paramount importance. We hope you will join us, VIRTUALLY, from the comfort of your home, as we celebrate this Centennial milestone and recognition of our Founder, Frances McCormick McGuire, and the residents and staff at Misericordia.

Do I have to register to attend the VIRTUAL Heart of Mercy Ball?

Registration is required to receive the latest updates and announcements. Registration is complimentary.

How can I bid on silent auction items at the event?

Mobile or desktop bidding will be used at the Heart of Mercy Virtual Ball. Please be sure you are registered.

Can I make a Heart of Mercy Ball donation?

Yes, donations are being accepted. You may click here to donate online or mail your donation to Diann Sheridan, Misericordia Women’s Board, 69 Abbottsford Road, Winnetka, IL 60093.

Will I receive a receipt for my tax records?

If you make a donation, the Misericordia Women’s Board will send you an acknowledgment for your tax records.

How may my funds be used?

Funds raised by the Women’s Board will allow Misericordia to make bold plans for the future, including the new Hearts & Flour Bakery and Café, along with an exciting residential development just south of campus.

What is the Misericordia Mission?

The mission of the Misericordia. To provide a continuum of care and support for children and adults of all faiths and cultures who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. We provide the highest quality of care designed to meet each person’s changing needs and maximize his/her independence, self-determination, interpersonal relationships, and engagement in the community. The mission extends beyond the residents as we offer peace of mind to families. Through Catholic values and traditions we strive to be a diverse and inclusive community of acceptance, respect, dignity, spirituality, and quality of life for us all.

Who can I contact with my question?

If you have specific questions please email