Sister Mary Lou Miller Legacy Fund

Sister Mary Lou Miller, Principal of Sisters Academy of NJ, will be retiring in July after 21 years of remarkable service. To honor her, the Sisters Academy of New Jersey Alumnae Association has launched the Sister Mary Lou Miller Legacy Fund. The Association’s ambitious goal of raising $15,000 by July 2020 will cover the cost for one student to attend the Academy in the next school year. To show our deep appreciation for Sister Mary Lou’s impact in the community, Mercy Center has partnered with the Association and will match its efforts 7:1, resulting in a total scholarship fund of $120,000.

We are excited to announce that an incredibly generous, anonymous donor has pledged to fully match our total goal of $120,000.

The Sister Mary Lou Miller Legacy Fund could reach $240,000!

This extraordinary commitment will allow us to educate so many more girls in our community for the next several years. However, achieving this goal can only happen with your help.

Please join us in honoring Sister Mary Lou’s legacy. Your support allows us to provide an education of excellence and make meaningful, life-long change for the next generation of girls.

I remember when Sister Mary Lou...

agreed to be the “interim” Principal of Sisters Academy back in 2000. She knew quite well that at that point I would not be looking for anyone else! Under her 21 year “interim” tenure, she has taken the Academy to a place I never could have imagined that day. Her achievements are remarkable. When she shared that she felt it was time for her to retire, she told me “And no, this is not an interim retirement.” So while hard to accept, her retirement is well-deserved. And permanent!

Sister Carol Henry, Executive Director, Mercy Center

I remember when Sister Mary Lou… is a monthly series of stories, memories and flashbacks from Sisters long and celebrated tenure as Principal of Sisters Academy. The series will run through August 2020. Do you have a story to share? Please send it to