What does the campaign goal of 3,000 donors mean?

The goal of 3,000 donors reflects how many more Alumni donors need to make their first gift this fiscal year so that we can maintain our #5 national ranking for Alumni participation in annual giving.

To be counted as a donor this fiscal year, when does my gift need to be in?

Our fiscal year ends on June 30. So all gifts need to be made online or postmarked prior to or on Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Does my gift have more impact if I give by June 30?

Yes! All new and increased gifts made to the College by June 30, 2022 will be matched 100% to benefit financial aid. No matter the size, your gift will have double the impact thanks to the Hope + Access Campaign for Financial Aid.

To learn more about the Williams Match and Agnes Williams W41 P83, please see the “About Agnes Williams” section below.

Can I send my gift by mail?

Our fiscal year ends on June 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., so we strongly encourage you to make your gift online. If you do plan to mail your gift, please 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? 

Yes! Call us at 877-433-1843, or email our team at hcfund@holycross.edu, to let us know, so we can count your gift. Please be aware that this process can take several weeks.

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 “2022 Fiscal Year End” along with your gift designation. Please be aware – this process can take several weeks. Please contact us to let us know your gift via a donor advised fund is on its way!

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 Holy Cross 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.

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Questions? Contact us at 877-433-1843 or by email at hcfund@holycross.edu 


Through Agnes Williams’ $23.5 million estate bequest — the largest gift ever bequeathed to the College — the Williams family is matching new and increased donations to the College’s Hope + Access Campaign for Financial Aid through June 30, 2022.

In passionate support of Holy Cross, the late Agnes Williams W41 P83 made multiple transformational gifts to the College, some in memory of her late husband, Edward Bennett Williams ’41 P83, H63. 

During her lifetime, Agnes outpaced all other female donors with her contributions, growing to love the College both through her husband’s connection to his alma mater and his service on the Board of Trustees. After her husband’s passing, out of devotion to Holy Cross, she herself served as a member of the Board of Trustees, and witnessed the formative educational experiences of her son, Ned Williams ’83, and granddaughter, Adair Bender ’12.

“My mother believed in the transformative nature of higher education and how it can change the trajectory of one’s life,” says Ned. “She really believed in the Jesuit methodology of delivering higher education, and that a good college education was the greatest gift that one could give a child, ultimately. Financial aid is one of the most powerful, long-lasting gifts, because the hope is that these students will change the world.”