What is Holy Cross Giving Day?

This year, Holy Cross Giving Day, the Power of Purple, runs for 24 hours on Friday, February 25, 2022 – from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EDT. 

This is our 7th annual giving day. As the cornerstone of our annual fund program, the Holy Cross Day of Giving 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 February 25?

We’d love to count you in for Holy Cross’ Giving Day! You can make your gift now or on February 25. Then share with your network to increase the impact of your support.

Does my gift have more impact if I give on Giving Day? 

For Giving Day, a group of Trustees is offering a generous challenge. For every 1,000 gifts, the Trustees will give $100,000, up to $400,000. Plus, special for alumni in the classes of 2012 through 2021 – the Trustees will match every dollar given, up to $50,000. So, graduates of the last decade - today is a perfect opportunity for you to double your impact!

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, February 25. However, if we receive your check by February 25, with "Holy Cross Giving Day" in the memo line, your gift will also be counted toward the day’s total and the Trustee Challenge. 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.

What payment methods do you accept online?

In addition to debit and credit cards, you can make your gift using PayPal, Venmo, GooglePay or ApplePay. And we now accept gifts using Cryptocurrency, as well!

How can I use Cryptocurrency to make my gift?

The giving form will provide prompts that will enable you to make your gift using the form of Cryptocurrency that you have. If you have any questions, please contact the Holy Cross Annual Giving team at 877-433-1843 or at hcfund@holycross.edu.

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 immediately in advance of or on Friday, February 25, which are part of the Power of Purple campaign. 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 today. Remember – all gifts will count toward the Trustee Challenge, helping to unlock up to $400,000 for our students! And gifts today from alumni in classes between 2012 and 2021 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $50,000.

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 before midnight tonight.

Learn more about being an advocate by visiting the Advocate section on this 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, to make a credit card gift over the phone, or to speak with a member of the Holy Cross Annual Giving team, contact us at 877-433-1843 or at 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 at hcfund@holycross.edu.