Become More | Campaign for the Future of Holy Cross - 2013-2020

The boldest fundraising campaign in the College’s history, Become More raised $420 million — $20 million more than our goal — to ensure our students develop into effective, ethical leaders. Thank you for inspiring us to Become More!

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, former president of Holy Cross
The Essence of Holy Cross

“Our promise is to educate the kinds of thoughtful, imaginative, ethical leaders for whom our world hungers. Leadership is not simply about doing more, it is about being more.” – Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., President     

Our Vision

Become More was formed from a singular belief: that the need for a Holy Cross liberal arts education — an education that develops mind, body, spirit and community — has never been more essential.

Your Leadership

A passionate call to lead the way forward, Become More has strengthened every dimension of the Holy Cross experience during its seven years (2013-2020). 

Being more, not simply doing more, has always been the distinction of Holy Cross. Because, in a time of unprecedented opportunities and challenges, individuals need the capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, act with integrity and lead.

Your Impact


Dollars Raised

Academics $116.5M
Athletics $74.8M
Financial Aid $61.7M
Mission $21.1M
Students and Community $33.6M
Unrestricted Funds $111.7M


$420,446,741 total contribution

By the Numbers

156,000 total gifts to the campaign 
68,265 campaign gifts less than $100 — 43.8% of all campaign gifts
35,378 individual donors
11,777 first-time donors (alumni, parents and students)
4,111 alumni and parent volunteers
74.9% alumni engagement
134 new scholarships
67 campaign commitments over $1M

students processing at outdoor mass
Campaign Priorities

To achieve our highest aspirations and strengthen every dimension of Holy Cross — from teaching and learning, to creativity and scholarship — the Become More campaign pursued six priorities to do and be more.

xterior view of the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex

Record gifts to the Become More campaign have transformed our campus, creating learning environments that enable our students to interpret and navigate life with a firm sense of purpose and a vibrant imagination.

Aerial view of Hogan Courtyard during the summer

Read about how we have put the campaign’s bold vision into action, and the defining events and initiatives that have enabled Holy Cross to become more.