Congratulations PHD Honorees and thank you...

May 10, 2012 – Detroit, MI – On Thursday, May 10th, Mercy Education Project celebrated 20 years of commitment to the education of girls and women at its 6th annual Doorway to the Future Dinner held at the Detroit Institute of Arts. 

PHD Awards were given to Terry Barclay, President and Chief Executive Officer, Inforum and Linda Forte, Sr. Vice President, Business Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, Comerica Bank.

The Mercy Education Project PHD recognizes women who have demonstrated Positive attitude, Hard work, and Dedication, who have given back to the community and who can be seen as role models for the women and girls at MEP.

Mercy Education Project is grateful to all of the attendees, honorees, sponsors, and donors who made the event so successful. 

Special thanks goes out to our major sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor - Lear Corporation


Location Sponsor - Compuware


Reception Sponsor - UAW International

UAW International

Doctor of Philanthropy - UAW GM

Master's Sponsor

Trinity Health

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Here are some recent comments from community members, volunteers, students and others who are commenting on Mercy Education Project.


"Education is an opportunity and can be transformational for our most vulnerable communities; especially those, like us, working tirelessly in search of the American Dream. Programs like Mercy Education Project have successfully removed those barriers for many and have educated our women and girls and is transforming their lives."

JoAnn Chávez, Vice President Legal & Chief Tax Officer
DTE Energy, August 2017


"….Literacy is a fundamental right and an essential building block for a productive life. Increasing adult literacy also ensures more parents can be engaged in their children’s education, ,making this a cause  critical to helping families break the cycle of poverty. Thank you to Mercy Education Project for their tireless efforts to ensure everyone has an opportunity to learn to read. Together, I know we are making a difference.”

Warren C. Evans, Wayne County Executive
Wayne County, December 2016