The Power of Purple

3,978
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This campaign ended on April 18, 2020, but you can still make a gift to College of the Holy Cross by clicking here!
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Rodney De Leaver Sr. photoRodney De Leaver matched $200 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $200

An Anonymous DonorKate Meyers Gilbert matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $155Just for Class of 2004

An Anonymous DonorSchone Malliet matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $3 for each donor, donating a total of $105Just for Class of 1990

Tom Healey photoThomas Healey matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $129Just for Class of 1976

Edward Ryan photoEdward Ryan matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500

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

An Anonymous DonorEdward Downey matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $184Just for Class of 1976

An Anonymous DonorMichael Matteo matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1989

Mike Shanahan '78 P'10 photoMike Shanahan matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,900Just for Class of 1978

An Anonymous DonorShelagh OBrien matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1995

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1969

An Anonymous DonorTim Horton matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1999

Maura Kelly Fredey 94 P25 photoGene Fredey & Maura Fredey matched $93 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1993

Kristin Mumford photokristin mumford matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Class of 1982
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Karen Tsiantas photoKaren Tsiantas gave $5 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 1987

Danita Beck-Wickwire photoDanita Beck-Wickwire gave $50 because 10 donors gaveJust for Bishop Healy Fund (Diversity and Inclusion)

An Anonymous DonorLauren McCarthy gave $500 because 50 donors gaveJust for Class of 2000

Jim MacLeod & Amy Levine MacLeod photoJim MacLeod & Amy Levine gave $2,500 because 15 donors gaveJust for Class of 1998

An Anonymous DonorMalcolm McCluskey gave $2,500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous member of the class of 1980 gave $10,000 because 80 donors gaveJust for Class of 1980

An Anonymous DonorTwo Anonymous Donors gave $20,000 because 70 donors gaveJust for Class of 1970
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About

Our alumni are living proof of the value of a Holy Cross education. All you have to do is turn on the evening news to see the impact Crusaders are making on the world in public ways, as well as in very local ways. In coming together, we can support today’s students when they need our help the most – because the world needs our graduates more than ever.
 

We begin this day with tremendous support. Our Board of Trustees has stepped forward for Holy Cross in the past, and today is no different. A group of Trustees who originally planned to lead our giving day with challenge dollars has generously offered to fulfill their commitments today, totaling $1.1 million, in recognition that our students need support now more than ever. 

If you are able, your gift to the College on April 17 supports the next generation
of Holy Cross leaders - leaders who will take on the challenges of tomorrow. 


Let’s come together to care for our students and our community.
Let’s show the world the Power of Purple.


With the impact of COVID-19, we are prioritizing giving options and funds that directly support our students and emergency needs:

  • Holy Cross Fund: Unrestricted gifts to the annual fund offer the College important flexibility to be nimble in times of uncertainty. The Holy Cross Fund supports all areas of the academic enterprise and the Holy Cross community.
  • Emergency Relief Fund: Established to help meet the unanticipated travel, technology and emergency financial aid needs of our students affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Financial Aid: Holy Cross is committed to meeting the full demonstrated need of all admitted students. Given today’s financial environment, the need for financial aid support is greater than ever.
  • Crusader Athletics Fund: Gifts to CAF provide the flexibility needed to support student-athletes during this period of distance learning so they can continue to develop and return to campus, ready to compete at their highest level of excellence. 
  • Bishop Healy Emergency Fund: Assists ALANA students by creating a last resort safety net of funds for emergency expenses, including books and resources for classes, travel and other basic needs.

Gifts to other designations may be made by calling the Holy Cross Fund office toll free at 877-433-1843.

Updates
Heartfelt Thanks.

THANK YOU. You answered our call for help when our students and community needed it most. The world needs Holy Cross graduates now more than ever and we are incredibly grateful to all who have united to support one another and show the world the Power of Purple.

As you know, we began this day with tremendous support from our Board of Trustees who committed $1.1 million in recognition of this important effort. We end the day with 3,926 donors and $2.3 million raised. What an incredible day for the Holy Cross community!

1465 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
With Two Hours Left Our Gratitude Continues

When challenges arise, Crusaders rise to meet them. Never has that been more evident than during this year’s Day of Giving. At a time of national and global crisis, Crusaders around the country continue to come together, ensuring that our mission continues, and to help fortify the College’s efforts to support our students and the campus community.

With two hours left, thank you for supporting Holy Cross and for helping to show the world the Power of Purple!

1465 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
Power of Purple Greetings from Fr. Boroughs

The generosity of the Holy Cross community is truly inspiring. Crusaders from across the country (and world) are rising to the occasion today and what it means to be men and women for others. If you are one of the 2,300 donors who already made a gift today, thank you.

We thought you would appreciate an update from Father Boroughs and enjoy seeing what is blooming on Mount St. James.

1465 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
Over 1,000 Gifts: Thank you

The day is still early, but the extraordinary generosity of the Holy Cross community is inspiring! So far, more than 1,000 gifts have been made and we have received more than $600,000 in support of our students, faculty and staff. 

Thank you for your advocacy and generosity; we are so grateful for your support. 

We are truly showing the world the Power of Purple!

1465 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Parents, Students
AffiliationDonors$ Raised%
202418$7,4240.4
202363$26,5531.6
202288$31,6952.2
202168$14,9001.7
202071$18,2331.8
2019138$19,8263.5
201874$6,3931.8
201776$7,6441.9
201667$5,8871.7
201553$5,5701.3
201447$6,4051.2
201355$4,2951.4
201261$4,4301.5
201157$14,8901.4
201074$14,3111.8
200945$4,7701.1
200837$3,7020.9
200750$5,6051.3
200643$6,8481.1
200560$10,1071.5
200459$6,9001.5
2003122$11,0133.1
200247$4,9901.2
200135$9,6750.9
200052$14,9931.3
199974$22,0541.8
199837$8,1050.9
199746$12,2601.2
199635$9,9650.9
199561$12,9701.5
199470$20,1061.8
199380$45,3672.0
199269$16,3601.7
199156$27,7951.4
199044$16,9851.1
198959$17,4401.5
198871$15,6451.8
198761$22,6831.5
198653$20,3001.3
198549$17,4601.2
198467$271,6751.7
198366$25,9931.7
198271$51,0451.8
198142$23,1551.1
198093$41,8252.3
197939$7,1751.0
197883$17,5202.1
197732$16,1500.8
1976128$34,1423.2
197537$9,0490.9
197430$20,7100.8
197325$15,6500.6
197226$5,4520.7
197127$23,4500.7
197085$68,8552.1
196917$13,9500.4
196839$14,4251.0
196736$12,9900.9
196617$7,9000.4
196516$8,1750.4
19648$4,4600.2
196327$5,2000.7
19629$3,7750.2
19617$2,5500.2
19603$3500.1
19596$1,1000.2
19586$1,1500.2
19571$250.0
19564$1,5500.1
19552$10,2000.1
19543$3000.1
19523$6500.1
19513$6000.1
19471$250.0
19401$1000.0
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon69%Alumni
Parent icon14%Parents
Parent icon1%Grandparents
Book icon3%Students
Suitcase icon5%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon2%Other
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Tom Healey photo
Heart icon matched 129 gifts for a total of $129
generated 239 clicks and 93 gifts, totaling $31,446
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generated 379 clicks and 78 gifts, totaling $26,980
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Two Anonymous Donors
Gave $20,000 because 70 gifts were made during a Challenge!
Mike Shanahan '78 P'10 photo
Heart icon matched 76 gifts for a total of $1,900
generated 254 clicks and 95 gifts, totaling $17,112
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Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
generated 70 clicks and 29 gifts, totaling $6,330
Trish Gibbons Haylon `83 P17 photo
generated 129 clicks and 29 gifts, totaling $10,001
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An anonymous member of the class of 1980
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
Maura Kelly Fredey 94 P25 photo
Heart icon matched 54 gifts for a total of $5,000
generated 130 clicks and 11 gifts, totaling $4,500
Amanda Corbett Beaver photo
generated 228 clicks and 86 gifts, totaling $8,090
Andrew McElaney photo
generated 41 clicks and 19 gifts, totaling $6,950