The Impact of Sister Carol Ann Henry

The Mercy Center Board of Trustees recognizes the wondrous and remarkable impact that Sister Carol Ann Henry has made over the last 39 years. We commit to moving her vision of poverty alleviation in Asbury Park forward by launching the Sister Carol Ann Henry Founder’s Campaign.

We ask you to join us in celebrating Sister Carol’s legacy by making a special gift, of any amount, in her honor. Each board member is fully committed to financially support this unprecedented Campaign.

This is an opportunity for the community to partner with Mercy Center as it moves forward carrying on Sister Carol’s original vision. We invite you to help us to continue providing lasting change in Asbury Park for years to come. Funds will be applied to Mercy Center’s general operational and program-related expenses that include Emergency Services, the Family Resource Center and Sisters Academy of NJ.


Sister Carol Ann Henry, RSM
Founder and Executive Director of Mercy Center
39 years of service (1982-2021)

Levels of Giving

Founder’s Partners ($15,000+)

  • Name, photo and testimonial on campaign page landing (anonymous requests can be accommodated)
  • Social post on Facebook and Instagram
  • Founder’s Partner biography  feature on website
  • Recognition as a Partner of the Founder’s Campaign in Mercy Center’s 2021-2022 Annual Report

Our Founder’s Partners (click on their names to learn why they support this Campaign):


Lisa Fontenelli

Margo & Paul Hooker

Mary Jane & Rick Kroon

The Jules L. Plangere, Jr. Family Foundation

Mary Beth & Jerry Radke

Louise Roseman

Founder’s Friends ($10,000 – $14,999)

  • Name listed on website
  • Recognition as a Friend of the Founder’s Campaign in Mercy Center’s 2021-2022 Annual Report

Our Founder’s Friends:

Ann Marie Lynch in loving memory of Dennis P. Lynch

Whelan Foundation

Founder’s Supporters ($5,000 – $9,999)

  • Recognition as a Supporter of the Founder’s Campaign in Mercy Center’s in 2021-2022 Annual Report

Donations of any amount are welcome and appreciated.

Click here to donate

Click here to learn more about Sister Carol’s story and impact in Asbury Park.