A Record-Breaking Year in Giving

Your Gift Is a Vote of Confidence

Thank you for your generosity and dedication to Holy Cross. Your support directly and immediately impacts our ability to carry out the mission of this unique and wonderful college. Please take a moment to watch the video of our students sharing their thanks with you.

Once again we have surpassed 50 percent donor participation in alumni giving, which will likely place Holy Cross among the top 10 colleges and universities nationwide, extending our proud tradition. National trends had shown declining participation rates at many institutions. While we have to work very hard to stay in this rarefied category, our strong participation rate is incredibly important for our tradition, our recognition and our reputation. Your gift is a vote of confidence and we will strive to meet and exceed this number annually.

It was a tremendous year thanks to the 18,371 alumni, parents, students and friends who supported the College with a gift this year. We had a record year in total giving, with $42 million overall and $9.4 million designated to the Holy Cross Fund. Donors remembered Holy Cross in their estate plans and more than $4.6 million was realized through bequests. Our parents were incredibly generous with their time and resources and those of you who supported the Crusader Athletic Fund have created a new level of excellence for support in this area. Finally, alumni participated in 240 club events throughout the course of the year, from social gatherings to career and service events, signaling a strong tradition of engagement.

Your generosity and involvement can be seen and felt throughout the College daily. Holy Cross thrives today because our mission is more important than ever. Thank you for supporting this mission. 

Best regards,
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Tracy W. Barlok
Vice President of Advancement