HC 175: Celebrating Difference Makers

6,342
Donors
115% of 5,500 Donor goal
$2,656,772
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Marie E DiPalma photoMarie DiPalma matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Crew

Egetta Alfonso photoEgetta Alfonso & Rigo Alfonso matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $150Just for Track & Field/Cross Country

An Anonymous DonorJim Kavanagh matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $150Just for Track & Field/Cross Country

Lisa Villa photoLisa Villa & Michael Villa matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $175

Tom Healey photoThomas Healey matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $149Just for Class of 1976

Laura Cutone Godwin photoLaura Cutone Godwin matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $175Just for Class of 1996

Danita Beck-Wickwire photoDanita Beck-Wickwire matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $175Just for Class of 1994

Dara Ely photoDara Ely matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2004

Andrew Cutney photoAndrew Cutney matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Crew

Patricia Sutton Thompson photoPatricia Sutton matched $5 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Lacrosse

Joseph Canedo photoJoseph Canedo matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $300

Thomas Gillon photoThomas Gillon matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $300Just for Crew

Sarah Phipps photoSarah Phipps matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $400Just for Cheerleading

An Anonymous DonorDan Morrill matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Baseball

Jeff Barlok photoJeff Barlok matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Parenteau Swimming and Diving Fund

Coleen Lynch photoColeen Lynch matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Parenteau Swimming and Diving Fund

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Crew

Steve Napoli photoSteve Napoli matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Golf

Julianne Trasatti photoJulianne Trasatti matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorMichael Noone matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2015

Frank Bergin photoFrank Bergin matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for O'Callahan Society Initiatives

Patrick Diggins photoPatrick Diggins & Kristen Diggins matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Crew

An Anonymous DonorEmmett & Regina Daly matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Alumni

Michael Miller photoMike Miller matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $800Just for Class of 1994

Rosie Stewart'19 photoRosie Stewart'19 matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $490Just for Parents Fund

Nancy Maddi Taylor photoNancy Maddi Taylor matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Fund for Athletics Excellence

An Anonymous Donorgeorge paletta matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for Lacrosse

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1969

Malcolm McCluskey photoMalcolm McCluskey matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1999

Mike Shanahan '78 P'10 photoMike Shanahan matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,100Just for Class of 1978

An Anonymous DonorJim MacLeod & Amy Levine matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1998

An Anonymous DonorGeorge Paletta matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,500Just for Class of 1984
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Jacqueline Rock photoJacqueline Rock & Christopher Rock gave $150 because 50 donors gave

Sarah Murphy photoSarah Jensen gave $400 because 20 donors gave

A Group of HC Alumni and Parents photoA Group of HC Alumni and Parents gave $250,000 because 1000 donors gave

A Group of HC Alumni and Parents photoA Group of HC Alumni and Parents gave $250,000 because 500 donors gave

A Group of HC Alumni and Parents photoA Group of HC Alumni and Parents gave $250,000 because 2000 donors gave

A Group of HC Alumni and Parents photoA Group of HC Alumni and Parents gave $250,000 because 5000 donors gave

A Group of HC Alumni and Parents photoA Group of HC Alumni and Parents gave $250,000 because 4000 donors gave

A Group of HC Alumni and Parents photoA Group of HC Alumni and Parents gave $250,000 because 3000 donors gave
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About

Holy Cross is thriving because generations of Crusaders took it upon themselves to make the College’s mission their mission. Like these remarkable alumni, each contributor seizes the opportunity to make a difference, to support the College, to become part of a world-changing story, and to celebrate the College’s 175 years of impact.

On January 25 at 6:00 a.m. – January 26, at 11:59 p.m., join us in celebrating 175 years of Holy Cross Difference MakersFor every 1,000 donors, the College will receive $250,000 from a generous group of alumni and parents.

GIVE to help prepare today’s students for lives of impact. SHARE and invite your friends to participate. BE a Difference Maker.

Updates
Thank you for celebrating 175 years of impact!

THANK YOU for supporting Holy Cross during our 175th anniversary challenge: Celebrating Difference Makers. Today’s Holy Cross students make a difference in the classroom, in the community, and in the world around them. With each new graduating class, the College’s impact on the world grows.

We're thrilled to have this completed piece of community art to celebrate our Difference Makers—YOU!


1967 days ago by Kerri Saucier
We're on a roll and we’re not stopping now!

We’ve reached 5,500 donors and unlocked a total of $1.5 million during the Celebrating Difference Makers challenge.

To conclude our 1.75 days and fittingly celebrate the College’s 175th anniversary, our generous challenge group will bring their gift to $1.75 million to see how far we can go.

1967 days ago by Kerri Saucier
Holy Cross is 8th in the nation!

We are at 5,000 donors and have now unlocked a total of $1.25 million in challenge money from a generous group of alumni and parents.

Our next goal is to add 500 donors for $250,000 more.

Why does participation in giving matter? Each generation has given back to ensure the future for the next. Holy Cross is great because alumni, parents and friends have made the College’s mission their mission for 175 years.

In 2018, US News and World Report listed Holy Cross eighth in the nation for Alumni Participation in Giving alongside schools like Princeton, Williams, Amherst, and Bowdoin.

Let’s keep our proud tradition going for today’s students--tomorrow’s Difference Makers.

Share that you gave.  Challenge your friends.  Multiply your impact.  Be a difference maker.


1968 days ago by Kerri Saucier
We're making a full court press! On to 5,000 donors with your help!

4,000 donors and 11 hours to go!  Our next goal is 5,000 donors!  

The excitement continues on Mount St. James with just 11 hours left in the HC 175: Celebrating Difference Makers challenge!  

Our donors and volunteers are doing a tremendous job—and we have momentum on our side.

Additional advocate incentives were just posted, so let’s keep the energy high.

Please keep spreading the word and sharing our #HolyCross175 story!

1968 days ago by Kerri Saucier
3,000 Donors and the Hashtag Mosaic is beginning to take shape!

We have reached 3,000 donors to our giving challenge and will receive another $250,000 from a small group of alumni and parents to multiply the impact. Our next goal is to reach 4,000!

Like alumni of years past, each contributor to the challenge seizes the opportunity to make a difference, to support the College’s mission, and to celebrate our 175th anniversary.

If you have already participated, THANK YOU! If you have not, please GIVE


As part of the celebration on campus, we are creating a mosaic of Fenwick Hall comprised of thousands of photos of people who make this college great.  The original artwork will be on display for the rest of our 175th anniversary year.

Participating is simple.  First, GIVE to prepare students for lives of impact. Then, SNAP a photo on public Instagram or Twitter accounts.  TAG it with #HolyCross175, and your photo will become part of the mosaic.  If you do not wish to post publicly, you can text your photo to 814-205-9973. 


1968 days ago by Kerri Saucier
Chu Chu Rah Rah. 2,000 donors are in!

Chu Chu Rah Rah. 2,000 donors are in. We have reached the second milestone in our giving challenge, unlocking an additional $250,000 from our challengers. Our next goal is 3,000 donors!

Share that you gave. Challenge your friends. Multiply your impact. Be a Difference Maker!


1969 days ago by Kerri Saucier
Hats off, 1,000 donors are in!

We just reached the first milestone in our giving challenge of 1,000 donors, unlocking an additional $250,000 from our challengers if we reach 2,000 donors! If you have already participated, we take our hats off to you!  

Share that you gave.  Challenge your friends.  Multiply your impact.  Be a difference maker.



1969 days ago by Kerri Saucier

Crusader Athletics Fund Leaderboard
DesignationDonorsDollars
Volleyball32$3,170
Track & Field/Cross Country275$19,142
Tennis26$2,200
Parenteau Swimming and Diving Fund115$13,890
Softball72$15,815
Soccer88$14,289
Lacrosse171$32,841
Ice Hockey115$10,696
Golf32$2,875
Football (The Gridiron Club)210$30,674
Field Hockey46$3,541
Crew170$19,330
Basketball97$10,490
Baseball125$14,128
Fund for Athletics Excellence111$18,011
Donor Maps
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
202313$4,505
2022265$22,146
2021271$49,094
2020157$9,815
2019175$27,707
2018113$6,371
2017112$7,935
201680$6,084
201573$19,858
2014115$4,878
201373$6,938
201278$4,817
2011102$6,416
201079$5,905
200991$6,365
200860$6,254
200771$6,261
2006102$8,245
200567$17,656
200496$9,695
2003116$8,571
200284$11,566
200175$10,250
200057$6,453
1999135$27,919
199859$11,765
199762$4,875
199667$13,530
199568$12,328
1994181$34,944
1993106$31,609
199278$12,761
199176$28,141
199079$14,295
1989102$44,265
198869$13,800
198775$18,085
198681$15,477
198584$21,289
198487$23,936
198377$50,000
198255$23,165
198161$14,330
198073$9,665
197977$18,940
197879$18,440
197748$5,355
1976134$20,686
197550$12,805
197441$11,733
197337$13,140
197228$6,440
197126$6,150
197046$6,170
196935$10,200
196834$9,935
196717$2,745
196628$4,610
196530$3,604
196419$2,875
196324$4,700
196213$2,172
19619$4,001
196010$1,925
195916$1,585
19587$350
19578$1,925
195610$10,975
19554$525
19544$1,850
19533$1,500
19521$100
19517$1,775
19502$110
19491$100
19481$25
19471$200
19421$5
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon60%Alumni
Book icon10%Students
Parent icon12%Parents
Suitcase icon4%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon2%Friends
Friends icon2%Other
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A Group of HC Alumni and Parents photo
Gave $250,000 because 2,000 gifts were made during a Challenge!
A Group of HC Alumni and Parents photo
Gave $250,000 because 500 gifts were made during a Challenge!
A Group of HC Alumni and Parents photo
Gave $250,000 because 5,000 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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Gave $250,000 because 4,000 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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Gave $250,000 because 3,000 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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Gave $250,000 because 1,000 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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generated 861 clicks and 181 gifts, totaling $31,674
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generated 179 clicks and 33 gifts, totaling $22,715
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generated 76 clicks and 38 gifts, totaling $15,425
Mike Shanahan '78 P'10 photo
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generated 100 clicks and 32 gifts, totaling $7,490