What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. This year, #GivingTuesday runs for 24 hours on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 – from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EDT. 

This is an opportunity to express what Holy Cross means to you and to support our students. A moment to evidence our shared hope. To encourage the good. To show how reaching out, giving and serving make the world better. 

Do I have to wait to make a gift on #GivingTuesday?

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

Can I send my gift in via the mail?

#GivingTuesday is time-limited, so we strongly encourage you to make your gift online on Tuesday, November 30. However, if we receive your check by November 30, with "Holy Cross #GivingTuesday" in the memo line, your gift will also be counted toward the day’s total. 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 #GivingTuesday.”

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 Tuesday” 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 #GivingTuesday, we are counting gifts made specifically on Tuesday, November 30. However, your gift earlier this year will count towards your class and the College’s participation goals.

If you would like to be counted as a donor on #Giving Tuesday, we encourage you to make an additional gift on November 30. Remember – all new and increased gifts will be matched 100% for financial aid, immediately doubling your impact on our students!

I’ve already made my gift for #GivingTuesday. How else can I help?

Thank you for your gift! We encourage you to celebrate your purple pride 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 #GiveWithHope for a chance to win Holy Cross swag.

What are Holy Cross #GivingTuesday advocates?

You can be a Holy Cross #GivingTuesday advocate by reaching out to your network of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students – to share your purple pride and encourage them to participate by giving to Holy Cross on Tuesday, November 30.

To learn more about being an advocate, visit the Advocate tab on our #GivingTuesday campaign page. Share messages to support #GivingTuesday, 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 #GivingTuesday 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.