Fostering a Tradition of Giving Back

The nine Leonard children became the first generation to implement a Mercy Foundation family-advised fund established in Patrick and Mary Claire Leonard’s names.

Family-Advised Funds empowers families to work together to make a difference in the community and build a culture of philanthropy for generations. This type of charitable fund enables families to award grants based on their personal values, beliefs and philanthropic goals. Families that give back develop deeper connections among each other and within the community, and build an enduring legacy of compassion.