Power of Purple 2021

4,706
Donors
117% of 4,000 Donor goal
$2,548,529
Donated
This campaign ended on April 17, 2021, but you can still make a gift to College of the Holy Cross by clicking here!
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Caroline Cevolani photoCaroline Cevolani matched $30

Debbie Shields Clifford photoDebra Clifford matched $100

An Anonymous DonorPaul Buckley matched $100

Dara Ely photoDara Ely matched $100

An Anonymous DonorWill Brown matched $100

An Anonymous DonorNicholas Aieta matched $100

An Anonymous DonorRodney De Leaver & Mary Bostick matched $100

Tom Healey photoThomas Healey matched $150

Dylan Oliveira photoDylan Oliveira matched $250

An Anonymous DonorTimothy Joel matched $168

Rodney De Leaver Sr. photoRodney De Leaver matched $300

Kerry Dunne photoKerry Dunne matched $350

An Anonymous DonorGenerous & Enthusiastic Reunion Chairs matched $850

Schone Malliet photoSchone Malliet matched $1,000

Mike Shanahan '78 P'10 photoMichael Shanahan matched $2,000


An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $2,500

Frank Bergin photoFrank Bergin matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorMalcolm McCluskey matched $3,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous donor matched $5,500

An Anonymous DonorBill Miller & Sara Dodman Miler matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorMichael Hayes matched $16,000

An Anonymous DonorToday, Holy Cross matched $1,000,000
Challenges
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Caroline Cevolani photoCaroline Reynolds Cevolani '04 gave $50 because 50 donors made a gift in 1 day

Lisa Villa photoLisa Villa gave $90

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $100


Clare Dougherty photoClare Dougherty gave $100



An Anonymous DonorFred D’Agata gave $2,500
Incentives
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About

Hope is what Holy Cross inspires within us. Hope is our bedrock, our collective power. Hope is our community reaching out, embracing, celebrating each person’s talent, and each student’s experience. Working for and with others, we carry the hope of a brighter future. 


Your gift to the College today provides hope and access to our students – future leaders
who will meet the challenges of tomorrow with energy, innovation and justice.


We begin this day with tremendous support.
All day, all gifts to the College will be matched 100% up to $1 million to benefit financial aid.
Every gift made on April 16 will have twice the impact!


We are prioritizing giving options and funds that directly support today’s students, especially financial aid:

  • Support it all! – Broadly providing hope and purpose, the Holy Cross Fund strategically assists the College’s, and our students’, greatest needs.
  • Financial Aid – Ensure that the life-changing education that Holy Cross provides is available and accessible to all admitted students.
  • Academic Excellence – Support our students’ outstanding record of academic achievement.
  • Crusader Athletics Fund for Excellence – Provide our student-athletes with exceptional experiences fostering leadership, health and wellness, and personal growth.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) – Broadly support inclusion and anti-racism as well as enhanced advocacy and racial justice initiatives at the College.
  • Emergency Relief – Help meet our students’ unanticipated travel, technology and emergency financial aid needs.
  • Faith and Service – Nurture our commitment to holistic personal formation, in terms of mind, body, spirit and community.
  • Student Experience 
    • Bishop Healy Emergency Fund
    • Black Student Union Student Opportunity Fund 
    • LGBTQ+ Leadership Fund
    • O’Callahan Society

Gifts to other designations may be made by calling 877-433-1843.


FAQs
Updates
What an inspirational day!

Thank you for your support, your strength and, most of all, the incredible pride you have shown in Holy Cross. In such an unusual year, we are deeply grateful for your outpouring of support for our students.  

Today, our community has shown what powers our community: hope. Over the coming days, we will be calculating our totals and look forward to sharing our final numbers.

Thank you for sharing the Power of Purple! You are the undisputed foundation of our community. 

160 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
THANK YOU to our 4,000 donors!

When asked, the Holy Cross community responds. You are enabling so many to succeed. You are touching so many students’ experiences on The Hill. 

Thank you-– let's continue the great work! #GivePurple


161 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
Anonymous Donors Raise Power of Purple Stakes for Our Young Alumni

Today has been amazing. You’ve already enabled so much hope!

Together, we’ve completed one challenge – raising more than $2 Million for our students. Now, help us reach 4,000 donors, and show why Holy Cross is consistently ranked top in the nation for alumni participation.

If each of the 10 youngest classes reaches 100 donors in the next four hours, an anonymous alumni couple will unlock an additional $10,000 per class – a total of $100,000 – to benefit student financial aid. #GivePurple


161 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
What a day for Holy Cross! 3,000 donors and more than $2 million raised for our students! With six hours to go, you inspire us all with your hope. #GivePurple

161 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
The Power of Purple is strong! More than 2,000 donors in support of our hope in action! #GivePurple

It's been an incredible day of support for Holy Cross students! Share that you gave. Challenge your friends. Multiply your impact. Let's continue to show the world the Power of Purple!  

161 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
Already 1,000 donors in, powering a more hopeful future! #GivePurple

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 totaling $660,000 in support of our students. 

Thank you for your advocacy and generosity; we are so grateful for your support. Let's show the world the Power of Purple!

161 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau

Holy Cross' Highest Priorities Leaderboard
DesignationDonorsDollars
Faith and Service107$9,942
Emergency Relief Fund38$2,487
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)164$34,227
Crusader Athletics Fund for Excellence493$108,934
Academic Excellence196$33,969
Financial Aid1241$245,964
Holy Cross Fund1498$615,629
Supporting Our Students Leaderboard
DesignationDonorsDollars
O'Callahan Society Initiatives72$12,602
LGBTQ+ Leadership Fund136$16,846
Black Student Union (BSU) Student Opportunity Fund193$24,666
Bishop Healy Emergency Fund259$26,204
Financial Aid1241$245,964
Holy Cross Fund1498$615,629
Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
1976169$92,730
1994148$60,055
2021139$16,784
1993132$109,451
1999118$26,692
2006117$13,138
1991108$73,637
1992107$24,215
2022102$56,053
201996$9,571
202493$39,089
198393$55,357
197891$32,811
198190$49,540
198889$96,519
198288$84,264
198988$24,474
199085$23,560
202382$57,210
201279$7,931
202078$8,112
200377$7,643
199775$20,511
201174$10,330
200273$14,036
197773$41,245
201372$12,980
198572$20,344
201771$6,908
199870$21,001
199670$21,068
199569$12,179
200469$7,983
200568$10,918
198765$28,194
200164$13,641
198662$26,959
201860$6,002
198059$14,001
201656$5,133
200055$11,482
198454$29,122
197253$16,338
197952$11,884
201551$4,519
197049$19,250
200748$8,401
200947$9,915
200845$4,725
201445$11,867
201044$7,807
197540$29,926
197440$20,099
196839$12,219
196933$28,425
196329$6,732
196727$5,332
197125$49,321
197321$33,285
196621$38,475
196417$6,775
196516$4,383
202515$13,750
196112$3,400
196212$3,975
195610$7,100
195910$2,609
19608$1,725
19587$1,350
19557$5,875
19574$700
19543$200
19522$752
19491$25
19511$100
19471$100
19421$5,200
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Advocates

Today, Holy Cross  photo
Today, Holy Cross
matched 3,056 gifts for a total of $1,000,000
Trish Gibbons Haylon `83 P17 photo
generated 116 clicks and 61 gifts, totaling $38,053
Mike Shanahan '78 P'10 photo
matched 80 gifts for a total of $2,000
generated 185 clicks and 86 gifts, totaling $23,081
Frank Bergin photo
matched a total of $2,500
generated 103 clicks and 46 gifts, totaling $18,414
Michael Hayes photo
Michael Hayes
matched a total of $16,000
Holy Cross Alumni Anti-Racism Alliance  photo
generated 123 clicks and 42 gifts, totaling $12,687
Kerry Dunne photo
matched a total of $350
generated 76 clicks and 29 gifts, totaling $10,216
Community Advocates photo
generated 290 clicks and 74 gifts, totaling $10,289
Anonymous photo
matched a total of $10,000
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Bill Miller
matched a total of $10,000