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Launched in 2017, My HCC Gives Back—the Holy Cross College annual Day of Giving—unites Saints everywhere for a day of support, celebration, and connection.
Despite the difficult circumstances of COVID-19, on April 21, 2020, Saints all across the globe stepped up to unlock $50,000 in challenge gifts. Here’s how the Holy Cross College family gave back in 2020:
In 24 hours the college raised a combined total of $104,548 from 883 donors. This included $54,548 in gifts and $50,000 in challenge gifts. We surpassed our donor goal of 875 donors.
In addition, more than 300 donors participated in the Holtz Family Challenge, making a gift before noon on April 21st and unlocking an additional $10,000. The Holtz Family Challenge was generously supported by former Fighting Irish head football coach Lou Holtz and his son, Skip, who attended Holy Cross and later graduated from the University of Notre Dame.
My HCC Gives Back isn’t just a day of giving—it’s a day to show your Holy Cross College pride. Wear your Holy Cross gear, connect with the Holy Cross community, and share your story on social media. Use #MYHCC to join in the day.
Need Holy Cross gear? Visit the Hammes Bookstore online, www.bkstr.com/holycross-hammesstore/home, to get ready for My HCC Gives Back!
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Q: What credit cards do you accept?
A: We accept Visa, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard.
Q: If I mail my gift, will it count toward the goals for Day of Giving?
A: Yes, any gifts received on or before April 20 will count. Additionally, any gift made in response to our My HCC Gives Back mailing or made online from March 22 – April 20, 2021, will automatically count.
Q: If I split my gift, will each split gift be matched?
A: We appreciate your support and desire to maximize the matching benefit to the college. To encourage broad involvement, the challenges were offered based on each unique donor who makes the gift, not each gift.
Q: Can I choose where to direct my gift?
A: Yes! Gifts of any amount to athletics, student life, campus ministry, student scholarships, and the Gateway Scholarship and Programs will count toward My HCC Gives Back and are eligible to unlock the challenge gifts. To designate your gift to a specific area or fund, click here, Make a Gift, then select Designations.
Q: May I give a gift in memory or in honor of someone?
A: Absolutely. Please include the name of the person you wish to honor.
Q: I’d like to get involved at Holy Cross. Where can I request volunteer information?
A: Thank you for your interest to lead and serve at Holy Cross College. Please visit hcc-nd.edu/alumni for information on how to get involved.
*If you wish to speak with someone directly about making your gift, please call (574) 239-8344.