Holy Cross Fund

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The Holy Cross Fund supports every aspect of the College — students, faculty, academic programs, residential life, facilities, athletics and more. Every gift to the Holy Cross fund has a multiplier effect in that each contribution to the Fund is equal to an endowed fund more than 20 times that amount. 

Corporations, foundations and prospective families all use alumni participation rates to judge the College's strength. Holy Cross alumni participation consistently places the College among the top 10 colleges and universities in the nation. Together with other alumni, students, parents, and friends, you can achieve remarkable results and have an immediate impact. Every gift counts and makes a difference! 

Supporting Every Aspect of the College

From students to faculty, academic programs to athletics, residential life to facilities, the Holy Cross Fund supports each component of the Holy Cross experience. Donors may designate their immediate-use gifts to an area that is most important to them:

Support our students’ outstanding record of academic achievement, whether through augmenting our extraordinary learning environment or enabling the College to attract and retain the very best teacher-scholars who mentor, guide and support students.

Take action by supporting ongoing and enhanced institutional initiatives that help foster inclusion and anti-racism as well as enhance advocacy and racial justice.

Nurture our commitment to holistic personal formation, in terms of mind, body, spirit and community. Living as men and women for and with others, Holy Cross provides programs steeped in the Catholic, Jesuit liberal arts tradition, in the classroom, the chapel, the athletic fields and beyond.

The most significant focus of the Holy Cross Fund and the highest philanthropic priority of the College remains student financial aid. If a student has been admitted to the College due to their exceptional talent, moral character and future promise, we believe that it is our obligation to ensure these students can attend, regardless of their income level.

Supporting today’s Crusaders in their efforts to build a more sustainable future by immediately putting your gift to use in ways that help continue to reduce the College’s carbon footprint.

Help ensure that everyone at Holy Cross feels healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Inspire creative work as well as the intellectual openness that the arts foster, which will enrich every aspect of the Holy Cross experience.

Honor Roll of Donors

Enthusiastic alumni participation has a profound effect on the College. It says you believe in Holy Cross and its ability to achieve great things. It also shows your understanding that participation matters and is especially important in times of uncertainty. Many thanks to the alumni donors below whose collective generosity forms the core of our support.

See the FY23 Honor Roll of Donors »

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.

Holy Cross Fund Scholars Program

The Holy Cross Fund Scholars Program offers donors a unique opportunity to have a positive impact on the life of a talented Holy Cross student. Since 1999, more than 1,000 scholarships have been awarded to deserving students with financial need. A donor may support a Holy Cross Fund scholar with a gift of $25,000 or more to the Holy Cross Fund, creating a one-year scholarship named after the donor's choice.  Learn more about the Holy Cross Fund Scholars Program »

Matching Gifts

matching gift iconDid you know your employer's matching gift program can help Holy Cross? Matching gifts are essential to the College. By taking advantage of your company's matching gift benefit, you can multiply the amount of your gift. Learn more about your company’s matching gift program or call 877-433-1843. 

President's Council

PC logoSince 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. In the most recent fiscal year, 1,700 alumni, parents, and friends donated nearly $31 million!  The support of President's Council members is vital to ensuring the high quality of today's educational experience for students. Learn more about President's Council »

Student Philanthropy

The mission of our student philanthropy efforts is to provide students a perspective on giving back, to promote awareness of the ways in which alumni generosity impacts student life, and to continue the legacy of philanthropy that enhances all facets of a Holy Cross education. Learn more about student philanthropy »

Student Calling Program

Each year, Holy Cross student callers reach out to alumni and parents to engage in conversations, thank donors, and solicit support for the College. These student callers play an important role in helping the College exceed 50 percent participation each year, a true point of pride. To learn more about the phonathon program, please email Siobhan Kiernan '21, Matthew P. Cavanaugh Fellow of the Holy Cross Fund, or call (508) 793-3499.