with a goal of raising the initial $25,000 to formally establish the endowment.
Camila and Maya formed a deep connection during the Kairos retreat, 卡米拉是玛雅撤退的领队. Camila described their relationship as a special bond and said she was grateful that Maya was able to share her dreams of a bright future with her. In connection with the teachings of Mercy and the messages of the Kairos retreat, 我们将这个奖项命名为阿加佩奖. Agape ["aga-pay"] is universal love, such as the love for strangers, nature, or God. 它不依赖于亲密或熟悉. 也被基督教思想家称为慈善, Agape可以说包含了利他主义的现代概念, 被定义为无私地关心他人的福利. 卡米拉和玛雅无疑活出了神的意义, and this award will continue their legacy of supporting and helping others.
Camila Ron Ruiz was a San Francisco native and member of the Baha’i faith. 她就读于圣。. 凯瑟琳在锡耶纳就读前, 她参加过伯林盖姆啦啦队, 合唱团, tri-school作品, 校园部, 还有学生会. She valued her Mercy education and the support of the community during times of both joy and loss. 2012年，她的母亲在与癌症的长期斗争中失利, Camila remained resilient and found strength through the support of her classmates and 教师. Camila shined in her 领导 roles as student body president, 凯罗撤退的领导者, 2014年“有所作为”演讲嘉宾. She was a treasured member of the Class of 2014 and her soul truly embodied the Mercy mission.
从Mercy毕业后, 她就读于加州大学, Santa Cruz where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies. 在她上大学的时候, she was an active member in Alpha Psi sorority and Acquire A Cappella where she was able to share many of her gifts with others.
卡米拉后来在Buffington担任法律助理 & 在那里她专注于税收和商业法. 在Buffington待了将近一年之后 & 亚伦，卡米拉成了欧腾律所的法律助理 & 在那里，她能够专注于工作场所的公平. Camila aspired to pursue a legal career rooted in equity, 同情, and accuracy in the law.
Before her passing, Camila had started law school at the University of San Francisco. She was a champion for social justice and was admired by all who knew her. 即使她在旧金山大学的时间很短, she was commended by her professors and fellow law 学生 for her dedication and willingness to serve underprivileged communities.
卡米拉因其天生的领导才能而为人所知, 善良的心, 美丽的微笑, 还有迷人的声音. 她是变革的倡导者，是所有人的盟友. 她喜欢在学业上挑战自我, 分享她作为歌手的才华, 在很多方面都是领导者. 最重要的是, she cared so deeply for others; she valued her 朋友hips, 她的家人就是她的全部.
用仁慈创始人的话来说, 凯瑟琳McAuley, “我们应该像闪亮的灯, 照亮我们周围的一切.不管她的个人挣扎, Camila persisted in being a “shining lamp” for all around her each and every day. Camila was destined to accomplish great things and although she is no longer here with us in life, 我们希望她的遗产将继续激励其他人. (已故9.18.19)
玛雅伊莎贝尔Thone ' 15
玛雅·伊莎贝尔·托内是帕西菲卡的当地人. 她信奉天主教, 参加圣母永助会(11级), 毕业于国内十大彩票平台, 2015年柏林盖姆.
Maya was known for her radiant, bubbly, and giving personality. In 2011, 她获得了巴德和玛德琳·达根善良奖, awarded to one of nine 学生 at seven different schools in the Bay Area. The award was meant “to recognize a person for their acts of thoughtfulness and consideration,据达根家人说, and “is awarded to someone who is “consistently kind to others.” There are no better words to describe Maya and how she lived every day.
She loved the sisterhood she found at Mercy and the sisterhood loved her just as much. Maya was an active and enthusiastic member of the Mercy community. 她加入了年鉴俱乐部, 参加凯罗的静修会, 他还是三派戏剧的支持者. 除了课外活动, 玛雅在课堂上也很出色, receiving multiple awards for her excellent academic performance. 她获得了荣誉生物学奖, 荣誉代数奖, 是加州奖学金联合会终身会员. At the end of her senior year, she was voted “Friendliest” by her classmates. Her senior quote perfectly captures her spirit: “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.(纳尔逊·曼德拉).
高中毕业后, 玛雅开始了她的本科学习, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Dominican University in San Rafael. Maya completed clinical rotations in Medical-Surgical 1 and Geriatrics at Kaiser San Rafael where she was able to further develop her nursing skills. She was always the last to leave the medical surgical unit because she was either helping out the nurses, 学习新任务, 或者观察一个她从未见过的手术. She was well on her way to becoming a nurse before she tragically passed away on December 26, 2017, 大三的时候.
玛雅积极地影响了她遇到的所有人, 尤其是她的同学, inspiring them with her passion to serve the community and her desire to make an impact in the world. 她的Mercy同学, 以及她的护理学生, 会永远记得她善良的精神和爱的本性吗. Although Maya wasn’t able to complete her degree and share her talents with the world, we hope this scholarship will allow her memory to live on and provide support for future Mercy 学生 to achieve their goals. 玛雅的座右铭是:“成为今天别人微笑的原因。.玛雅给了所有认识她的人一个微笑的理由. (已故12.27.17)
The following criteria WILL be used for determining the recipient of the award:
The recipient should be a young woman who has exhibited qualities that show she embodies the spirit of Mercy and the spirits of both Camila and Maya. 这些表现出来的品质应该包括领导力, 同情, 雄心壮志, 职业道德, 还有让世界变得更美好的愿望.
In good academic and disciplinary standing with a passion for learning who is involved in a minimum of two different extracurricular activities such as student council, 艺术, 俱乐部, tri-school, 联系工作人员, 社区项目, 体育, 等.
The recipient of the scholarship does not necessarily need to be from a need based family but a family for whom the scholarship could make a difference