What is Holy Cross Giving Day?

This year, Holy Cross Giving Day runs for 24 hours on Friday, April 16, 2021 – from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EDT. 

Today is a day for the entire Holy Cross community to come together to show the Power of Purple. Check back during Giving Day to see how you can increase the impact of your gift!

Do I have to wait to make a gift on April 16?

We’d love to count you in for Holy Cross’ Giving Day! Make your gift early in the day, and then share with your network to increase the impact of your support.

Does My Gift Have More Impact If I Give on Giving Day?

Today, all gifts to the College will be matched 100% to benefit financial aid. 

That’s right! No matter the size, during this year’s Giving Day, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1 million, thanks to the Hope + Access Campaign for Financial Aid Williams Match. Share the Power of Purple!

Can I send my gift in via the mail?

Holy Cross Giving Day is time-limited, so we strongly encourage you to make your gift online on Friday, April 16. However, if we receive your check by April 16, with "Holy Cross Giving Day" in the memo line, your gift will also be counted toward the day’s total, and the day’s match. Contact our team at hcfund@holycross.edu – let us know so we can count your support.

Can I make a gift with stocks or securities for Holy Cross Giving Day?

Yes! Please call us at 877-433-1843, or email our team at hcfund@holycross.edu, to let us know, so we can count your gift; be sure to mention “Holy Cross Giving Day.”

Can I make a gift through a donor-advised fund?

Yes! To make a distribution to Holy Cross through your donor-advised fund, please contact your financial institution and include “Holy Cross Giving Day” along with your gift designation. Let our team know at hcfund@holycross.edu so we can count your support.

I made a gift earlier this year. Will that count?

Thank you for supporting Holy Cross this year! For Giving Day, we are counting gifts made specifically on Friday, April 16. However, your gift earlier this year will count towards your class and the College’s participation goals.

If you would like to share the Power of Purple and support our Giving Day, we encourage you to make an additional gift on April 16. Remember – all gifts will be matched dollar for dollar during Giving Day, immediately doubling your impact on our students!


I’ve already made my gift for the Holy Cross Giving Day. How else can I help?

Thank you for your gift! We encourage you to celebrate the Power of Purple within your Holy Cross social networks. Share your custom link (provided towards the bottom of your receipt) and you can measure your impact! Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #GivePurple for a chance to win Holy Cross swag.

What are Holy Cross Giving Day advocates?

You can be a Holy Cross Giving Day advocate by reaching out to your network of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students – to share the Power of Purple and encourage them to participate by giving to Holy Cross on Friday, April 16.

To learn more about being an advocate, visit the Advocate tab on our Giving Day campaign page. Share messages to support Holy Cross Giving Day, inspire your network by creating a challenge or a match, or tell your own story by creating and sharing your own personal video. You can even track the impact of your outreach! 

Need assistance with your gift?

For additional questions, or to speak with a member of the Holy Cross Annual Giving team, contact us at 877-433-1843 or hcfund@holycross.edu.

Want to provide a Holy Cross Giving Day Challenge or a Match?

Thank you for your leadership! For more information on how to set up a challenge or a match, reach out to a member of the Holy Cross Annual Giving team at 877-433-1843 or hcfund@holycross.edu.