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!
“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
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.
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.
|Students and Community||$33.6M|
$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
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.
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.
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.