Holy Cross Crusaders Show Their Strength, Support on Day of Giving

Aimed to support current and future students, the Holy Cross community raised a record $2.5 million in 24 hours
April 23rd, 2018 by 


The giving station in Figge Hall featured day of giving swag and a donut board.

Over the course of 24-hours, thousands of Holy Cross Crusaders came together to show their support for the College of the Holy Cross, raising a record $2.5 million. The roughly 6,000 donors — made up of alumni, current students, parents, faculty and staff — raised more in 24 hours than ever before in College history.

On this year’s day of giving, April 6, Mount St. James was buzzing with excitement as students visited giving stations across campus, enjoyed donuts and festivities, which added another layer of fun for the campus community.

The overall outpouring of support went far beyond campus, with Crusaders across the country reaching out to make gifts. Holy Cross alumni showcased their commitment to the College, and parents were more engaged than ever before. The Bishop Healy Emergency Fund, which annually provides support to students of color on campus for emergency needs, raised four-times the amount of funds it received last year, and senior-athletes closed the day with a 100-percent participation rate.

The success of the day will benefit Holy Cross students of today and tomorrow, who will continue to be inspired, challenged and supported by the College as they pursue their passions and apply their talents on campus, in their communities and across the globe.

As Holy Cross Crusaders, the mission of being men and women for and with others is vividly illustrated by the strength of our commitment to each other, made especially evident by this year’s day of giving.

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