Actions Not Words Day of Giving

This campaign ended on May 22, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Connelly School of the Holy Child by clicking here!

365 days a year Holy Child is dedicated to teaching young women how to make Actions Not Words a central part of their everyday life. Through the moments of triumph, adversity, and everything in between, Holy Child stands with our students as they become women of faith and action. While so much is uncertain these days, Holy Child’s commitment to standing beside their students hasn’t wavered. Over the last 8 weeks, faculty gracefully pivoted from the traditional classroom to becoming experts in e-learning. Administrators worked to ensure families facing hardship could stay at Holy Child. Counselors and staff rallied to support students emotionally and socially. Holy Child was given the foundation to facilitate all the above through the support and generosity of our community!

Every year the Fund for Holy Child closes the gap between tuition income and the true cost of educating our students. This year, it has also been the school’s emergency fund in response to COVID-19. Through the Fund for Holy Child, we've been able to continue addressing the school's greatest needs, including:

  • increased financial aid and scholarship funding 
  • retaining every member of our dedicated faculty and staff 
  • enhancing e-learning resources to ensure continuity for our students
  • professional development so teachers can master a new way of instruction 

Looking ahead to the fall, the Fund will be critical in responding to an increased need for financial aid, purchasing virtual learning technology, and retrofitting learning spaces to safely welcome students back on campus. 

Gifts of all sizes make a difference! Stand with us TODAY and support the Fund for Holy Child.

Spread the word about our Actions Not Words day of giving and encourage your friends, family, and classmates to get involved. 

Step 1: Sign up to be an advocate

Step 2: While logged into your advocate account, use the Facebook, Twitter, Text and Email buttons to help spread the word. 

Step 3: Check back to the ‘advocates’ tab to see how many clicks, dollars, and donors you’ve generated for Holy Child. 



Actions Not Words Leaderboard

The Actions Not Words Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni
2000 8$1,055
1993 7$861
1969 6$1,226
2001 5$5,300
1979 5$2,890
2014 5$186
2017 5$115
1997 4$245
2012 4$190
2015 4$150
2002 4$455
1999 3$90
2010 3$140
2007 3$95
2008 3$230
2005 3$160
2013 3$90
1987 3$250
1996 3$415
1975 3$620
1971 3$849
1978 2$700
2004 2$154
2003 2$45
1991 2$120
1980 2$110
1998 2$520
2018 2$125
1982 2$11,000
1983 2$465
2016 2$25
1974 2$125
2006 2$45
2009 2$40
2011 1$100
1977 1$1,000
2019 1$20
1984 1$100
1972 1$50
1995 1$200
1994 1$20

Donor affiliations

41% Alumni

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1% Students

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20% Parents

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4% Faculty/Staff

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6% Friends

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Donor list

Suzanne H MacDaniels
Nancy Palermo Triandafilou
Selma Al-Faqih
Jennifer A Clark
Catherine Altemus
Angela Howley-Holden
Jenny Miller
Jessi Frend
Marisa Van Saanen
Claire Gustafson
Christine, A, Bequai
Sarah Dillon Cox
Amy and Bill Knight
Diane Alahouzos
Kate Muffels
Delece Smith-Barrow
Jennifer Kress
Susan cassidy
Layo Ojo
Julia Aoife
Liz Frank
Jamie Ready
Sherry C. Young
Tim and Maria Covell
Adrienne Maloney
Erin, K, Platte
Beth Shea
Ellen Smyth
Valerie Cardwell
Luisa Gutierrez
Mary E Corbutt
Lynn and Chris Maloney
Kannapell Family
Anna Smith Brisbane '12

Cheryl Becker Grandy matched $200
Elizabeth Guevara photoElizabeth Guevara matched $500
Jessi Williams Frend '01 matched $2,500
Connie '82 and Pat Caulfield matched $10,000
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The first 50 donors to give $50+ will receive an exclusive Holy Child stainless steel reusable straw.

Set up a recurring gift for 1 years

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Join the Holy Child Leadership Society with a one-time gift of $1,500 or monthly recurring gift of $125. Young alumnae within 20 years of graduation will also be admitted to the Mayfield Society at this level.


Join the Mayfield Society, Holy Child's cornerstone of financial support. Members of the Society are included in special presentations and events with Dr. Gomez and Holy Child leadership throughout the year, including the Head of School Recognition Dinner where they are presented with a commemorative gift to recognize their outstanding investment in our school.