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Class-Based Fundraising

Fr. Brooks
Matthew Cavanaugh ’20 with
Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J. ’49

From strengthening the bond that alumni have with each other and with the College, volunteers play an essential role in the ongoing success of the Holy Cross Fund. Since Matt Cavanaugh '20 founded the Holy Cross Fund in 1947, connections with classmates  have sustained the long history of alumni contributing to keep Holy Cross one of the top liberal arts institutions. Each alumni class has a system of Class Chairs, Correspondents and Agents who engage classmates in supporting the College annually.  

 

National Chair of the Holy Cross Fund

Shaun Matthews '77
Shaun Mathews ’77

Shaun Mathews ’77, head of the Client Group for Voya Investment Management, is currently in his third year as national chair of the Holy Cross Fund. As national chair, he is responsible for motivating class chairs, correspondents and agents in their classes’ fundraising efforts.

“I am often struck by the impact Holy Cross has had on its graduates, whether it be in the form of long lasting friendships, the nurturing of a sense of purpose and/or setting the foundation to help one believe that it is possible to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others,” Mathews says. “I look forward to working with our alumni volunteers to further strengthen their classmates’ relationship with Holy Cross and to sustain this experience for those who follow.”

Mathews, a former class chair and reunion volunteer, brings great enthusiasm and experience to the role. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Simsbury, Conn., and have two children, Kevin and Alison.
 

Class Chairs and Correspondents

Class Chairs and Correspondents serve as lead volunteers in each class. They work closely with the Holy Cross Fund ream throughout the year to write class communications, solicit gifts from classmates, coordinate solicitation strategies, and identify and recruit additional volunteers.

Class of 1941–1949

John W. Cantwell  '44, Chair
Francis F. Marshall '48, Chair

Donal J. Burns '49, Chair

 

Class of 1950–1959

George J. McVey, DDS ’50, Chair
Augustine C. Concilio, Esq. ’51, Chair
Bertram U. Mount, Jr. ’52, Co-Chair
Joseph F. Whalen, Jr. ’52, Co-Chair
Rev. John R. Mulvehill, STD ’52, Correspondent
Rev. Earle L. Markey, S.J. ’53, Chair
Barry R. McDonough ’54, Chair
Paul F. Dupuis ’54, Correspondent
Robert F. Danahy ’55, Co-Chair
Robert J. McKay ’55, Co-Chair
William J. O'Herron ’55, Co-Chair
Robert J. Fox ’56, Chair
John M. Bowen ’57, Chair
Austin M. O'Toole ’57, Chair
William R. Murray ’57, Correspondent
William B. McManus ’58, Chair
William P. Maloney ’59, Chair
D. Timothy Buckley, Jr. ’59, Correspondent
John J. Ormond ’59, Correspondent

Class of 1960–1969

George M. Ford, Esq. ’60, Co-Chair
George F. Sullivan, Jr. ’60, Co-Chair
L.Timothy Giles '61, Chair
Joseph E. Dertinger '61, Correspondent
Michael J. Leding, Jr. ’62, Co-Chair
William J. O'Leary, Jr. ’62, Chair
Michael J. Toner ’63, Co-Chair
Ronald T. Maheu ’64, Chair
William S. Richards ’64, Correspondent
David J. Martel ’65, Co-Chair
Thomas F. McCabe, Jr. ’65, Co-Chair
Kenneth M. Padgett, Esq. ’66, Co-Chair
Rev. John A. Worthley ’66, Co-Chair
Andrew J. McElaney, Jr. ’67, Co-Chair
John J. McLaughlin, Jr., ’67, Co-Chair
John P. Sindoni, Esq. ’67, Co-Chair
John T. Collins ’68, Co-Chair
Brian M. Kingston, Esq. ’68, Co-Chair
David H. Drinan ’69, Co-Chair
James W. Igoe ’69, Co-Chair
Robert G. Powderly ’69, Co-Chair

Class of 1970–1979

Thomas A. Mulvihill ’70, Co-Chair
William E. Walsh, Jr. ’70, Co-Chair
Robert T. Bonagura ’71, Co-Chair
Robert T. Carlton, Jr. ’71, Co-Chair
Richard J. Kenny, Esq. ’72, Co-Chair
Allan F. Kramer II ’72, Co-Chair
Richard J. Witry ’72, Co-Chair
William F. Bagley, Jr. ’73, Co-Chair
Col. Philip J. Crowley, USAF (Ret.)’73, Co-Chair
Paul J. Ballantine ’74, Co-Chair
Brian R. Forts, Esq. ’74, Co-Chair
Stanley J. Kostka, Jr., Ph.D. ’74, Co-Chair
Capt. Michael Winslow, USN (Ret.) ’74, Co-Chair
Joseph W. Cummings ’75, Co-Chair
Joseph A. Sasso, Jr. ’75, Co-Chair
Thomas E. Ryan ’76, Chair
Thomas C. Healey ’76, Correspondent
Brian A. Cashman ’77, Co-Chair
Kathleen Taylor Connolly ’77, Co-Chair
Mark T. Murray ’78, Co-Chair
Michael H. Shanahan ’78, Co-Chair
Anne Reilly Ziaja ’78, Co-Chair
Alberto A. Correia ’78, Correspondent
Glennon L. Paredes ’79, Co-Chair
Deborah A. Pelles ’79, Co-Chair

Class of 1980—1989

Bernadette Magnier Briand ’80, Co-Chair
James M. Marrone ’80, Co-Chair
Kathleen L. Wise ’80, Co-Chair
Elizabeth Stevens Murdy ’81, Co-Chair
Barbara Talmadge Sieber ’81, Co-Chair
William J. Supple ’81, Co-Chair
Robert Tracy, Esq. ’81, Co-Chair
Jean Kelly Cummings ’82, Co-Chair
Kristin J. Mumford ’82, Co-Chair
Jack T. Nealon, Jr. ’82, Co-Chair
Susan Lidestri Sullivan ’82, Co-Chair
Patricia Gibbons Haylon ’83, Co-Chair
David J. Trasatti, CMA ’83, Co-Chair
Marie Faulkner Campbell ’83, Correspondent 
Edward J. Lynch ’84, Co-Chair
Fred J. O'Connor ’84, Co-Chair
Thomas M. Flynn ’85, Co-Chair
Joseph Terranova, Esq. ’85, Co-Chair
Joanne Sadowski Niland ’85, Correspondent
Virginia M. Ayers ’86, Co-Chair
Patrick L. McCarthy, Jr. ’86,  Co-Chair
Edward T. O'Donnell ’86, Co-Chair
Kathleen Quinn Powers ’86, Co-Chair
Mark A. Connolly ’87, Co-Chair
Virginia L. Conti ’87, Co-Chair
Capt. Karen A. Tsiantas, USN ’87,Co-Chair 
Kathleen E. Moylan ’87, Correspondent
Mary L. Boyle Anderson ’88, Co-Chair
Ellen Shields Conte ’88, Co-Chair
Paul E. Demit ’88, Co-Chair
Robert R. Hamel, Jr. ’88, Co-Chair
Christina F. Buckley ’89, Co-Chair
Sean T. McHugh ’89, Co-Chair
Colleen J. Walsh '89, Co-Chair

Class of 1990–1999

Siobhan A. Handley ’90, Co-Chair
Nancy L. Meaney ’90, Co-Chair
Lisa M. Villa, ’90, Co-Chair
Mark P. Wickstrom ’90, Co-Chair
Francis T. Bergin III ’91, Co-Chair
Peter J. Capizzi ’91, Co-Chair
Kristin M. Dembowski, Esq. ’91, Co-Chair
Maura E. McGovern ’92, Co-Chair
Timothy D. McGovern ’92, Co-Chair
Christopher J. Serb ’92, Co-Chair
Daniel F. Barrett ’93, Co-Chair
Patrick J. Comerford ’93, Co-Chair
Eileen Kasprzak Read ’93, Co-Chair 
Danita J. Beck-Wickwire ’94, Co-Chair
Judith M. Gonsalves ’94, Co-Chair
Amanda M. Robichaud ’94, Co-Chair
Christopher J. Caslin ’95, Co-Chair
Shelagh Foley O’Brien ’95, Co-Chair
Trevor A. Bonat ’96, Co-Chair
Jessica Murphy Moo ’96, Co-Chair
Marnie Cambria Dardanello, M.D. ’97,  Co-Chair
Kristin T. O’Connor ’97, Co-Chair
Julie E. Orio ’97, Co-Chair
Margaret Hayden Bramley ’98, Co-Chair
Eric B. Javier ’98, Co-Chair
Alyssa R. MacCarthy ’98, Co-Chair
Timothy E. Horton ’99, Co-Chair
Margaret Devine Maxwell ’99, Co-Chair
Matthew J. McDonough ’99, Co-Chair

Class of 2000–2009

Lauren Bylinski McCarthy ’00, Co-Chair
Elizabeth S. Rapuano ’00, Co-Chair
Catherine G. Byran ’01, Co-Chair
Rusmir Music ’01, Co-Chair
Lauren M. Buonome, Esq. ’02, Co-Chair
Jared T. DiPalma. ’02, Co-Chair
Peter D. McLean ’02, Co-Chair
Amanda Corbett Beaver ’03, Co-Chair
Kevin P. Polansky ’03, Co-Chair
Brian C. Bennici ’04, Co-Chair
Caroline Reynolds Cevolani ’04, Co-Chair
Daniel D’Agata ’04, Co-Chair 
Kathryn Meyers Gilbert ’04, Co-Chair
Ryan M. Atwood ’05, Co-Chair
Luz M. Colon-Rodriguez ’05, Co-Chair
Elizabeth Corridan Fisher ’05, Co-Chair
Sara A. Swillo Muckian ’05, Co-Chair
Anne V. Dunne ’06, Co-Chair
Ryan M. Graf ’06, Co-Chair
Michael J. Galbo ’07, Co-Chair
Kaitlin M. Padgett ’07,  Co-Chair
Kara M. Pipoli ’07, Co-Chair
Kathryn T. Dearing ’08, Co-Chair
Sarah M. Jensen ’08, Co-Chair
Helen M. Murphy ’08, Co-Chair
Elizabeth Pipala ’09, Co-Chair
Cara Joyce Blanchette ’09, Co-Chair
Alesandra T. LaPointe ’09, Co-Chair

Class of 2010–present

Sarah A. Brown ’10, Co-Chair
Casey C. Lee ’10, Co-Chair
Kristopher F.X. Zelesky ’10, Co-Chair
Lauren K. Brais ’11, Co-Chair
Kevin A. Leggio ’11, Co-Chair
Mary Carol Madigan ’11, Co-Chair
Harry H. Chiu ’12, Co-Chair
Tara E. Greeley ’12, Co-Chair
Patrick P. Lowe ’12, Co-Chair
Michael F. Wright ’12, Co-Chair
Martin F. Connors III ’13, Co-Chair
Allegra M. Parrillo ’13, Co-Chair
Katherine-Anne T. Rosenthal ’13, Co-Chair
Antonio M. Willis-Berry ’13, Co-Chair
Kerry E. Dunne ’14, Co-Chair
Nicholas F. Fasano ’14, Co-Chair
Thi A. Tran ’14, Co-Chair
Michael D. Noone ’15, Co-Chair
Maureen J. O'Meara ’15, Co-Chair
Julianne Trasatti ’15, Co-Chair

Class Agents

Each class has between 10-20 Class Agents who are responsible for contacting a list of classmates each year. Agents encourage their classmates to make annual gifts, and keep the College updated with their contact information updates. Download the Class Agent Kit »

Reunion Gift Committees 

Reunion gift efforts always aim to inspire high levels of class participation and to secure leadership contributions in support of Holy Cross’ highest priorities. Led by a gift chair or co-chairs, reunion gift committees are responsible for personally encouraging classmates to support the class gift.

This year brings renewed energy to these efforts as class reunion gifts will count toward the Become More campaign. From the fifth reunion to the Purple Knights, each reunion gift effort builds community and forms the backbone of the Holy Cross Fund, often raising more than 30 percent of the Holy Cross Fund total. Learn more about Reunion Giving Programs »