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Donor Recognition

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President's Council

Since 1967, President's Council has been Holy Cross' premier annual giving society. Those who give at President's Council levels have historically contributed more than half of the total dollars given to Holy Cross in any year. The support of President's Council members is vital to ensuring the high quality of today's educational experience for students. Learn more »

Fitton Society

The Fitton Society is named after a Worcester priest, the Reverend James Fitton. In 1836, Fr. Fitton founded Mount St. James Academy on a hillside farm near Worcester. The society recognizes donors who have given from $100,000 to $499,999 to the College in their lifetime. Learn more »

Fenwick Society

Fenwick Society is named after Bishop Benedict J. Fenwick, head of the Catholic Church in Boston. Intending to establish a school for Catholic boys, Bishop Fenwick purchased Mount St. James Academy from Fr. Fitton in 1843.The society recognizes donors whose lifetime giving to the College totals from $500,000 to $999,999. Learn more »

Cornerstone Society

Cornerstone celebrates the attainment of a total level of giving, in this case, $1 million or more. Cornerstone was the first society created at the College to recognize achievement in giving. The Fitton and Fenwick Societies extend the Cornerstone concept by celebrating other levels of achievement. Learn more »

1843 Legacy Society

Created to honor the spirit of philanthropy that has nurtured and sustained Holy Cross for more than 170 years, the 1843 Legacy Society recognizes those individuals who have thoughtfully included a gift to the College in their estate plans through a will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or life-income gift. Learn more »

Linden Lane Society

The Linden Lane Society honors alumni, parents and friends who have given consecutively to Holy Cross for five years or more, and alumni out 1-4 years who have given each year since graduation. Donors who have chosen to support Holy Cross year after year are the cornerstone of the College's success, providing the means by which alma mater can stay true to its mission and improve the quality of the educational experience. Gifts of any amount to all areas of the College are counted toward Linden Lane Society membership. Consecutive years of giving are counted by fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. Membership is sustained by continued annual support. For more information, contact the Holy Cross Fund office at (877) 433-1843.

College of the Holy Cross

Annual Philanthropy Reports

Support at the endowed level ensures the access and affordability of a Holy Cross education and advances key priority initiatives at the College. Annual philanthropy reports provide updates on the financial performance of endowed gifts as well as an ongoing illustration of impact. Yearly impact pieces are also published for strategic priorities. Learn more »

Generosity and Gratitude

Generosity & Gratitude

We are pleased to provide opportunities for leadership donors to hear directly from students about the impact that philanthropic support has had in their lives and their experiences at Holy Cross. Learn more »