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Review for Mercy House Living Centers, Santa Ana, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Mercy House since their very inception. Our family foundation gave Mercy House their very first grant. We reveiwed the strategic plan for Mercy House, met with the leadership, and decided to invest. It has been one of the best charitable investments we have ever made, and we have made some great ones! Larry Haynes and Fr. Jerome have been with Mercy House from the beginning. Lisa Mastropietro was there from the beginning and now serves on the board, I believe. Many of the board members have been involved from the beginning. Mercy House is one of the very best and most successful public-private partnerships I have ever seen. If you want to know how to do it right, just visit Mercy House!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have volunteered to serve at various events over the years and see the results of the work they do. I have known the leadership for 20 years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get the word out so other organizations can follow their very successful model.

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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The involvement of Fr. Jerome Karcher was the catalyst. He was the founder. I saw the need for what they were trying to do and had faith in Fr. Jerome and the management team.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Initially to help them get started in their ministry. More recently to help them continue the outstanding work they do.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Mercy House benefits from the unequaled dedication of their founder, management team and board. Their length of service is unmatched, in my experience. They have a real passion for their work. The sucess they have is really unbelieveable. It is a shame that more organizations don't replicate the model, but most don't have the management talent that Mercy House has.

Role:  Donor & Our foundation gave them their first grant and we continue to donate.