Annual Fund

An Annual Fund gift will greatly impact all aspects of daily life at Holy Cross High School. Tuition assistance, learning management systems, computer supplies, classroom supplies, telephone/internet lines, art supplies, drama productions, sports equipment, and much more rely on annual giving.

Since Holy Cross High School uses Annual Fund gifts in a myriad of ways, it is most helpful to give an unrestricted gift. This allows us the flexibility to meet immediate needs and take advantage of opportunities as they arise.

Participation is key! Every gift makes a difference, no matter the amount. Your support of the Annual Fund reinforces the need for the Holy Cross experience that has impacted students for over five decades. We humbly thank you, in advance, for your generosity.

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What is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund supplies monies for Holy Cross High School’s yearly operating budget. The cost of a private school education is such that tuition and fees do not cover the total cost of educating each student. The difference is made up by gifts to the Annual Fund which is critical for the support of the school’s entire program. Holy Cross students benefit directly.

Holy Cross High School's Annual Fund campaign opens on July 1st of each year and ends on June 30th of the following year.

If that’s the case, why not just raise tuition?

Holy Cross, like all other private schools, cannot be tuition-driven. Tuition costs would be unrealistic, and the diversity of the student body would be compromised. Holy Cross covets a diverse setting and believes an inclusive community is integral to the educational experience.

What does the Annual Fund pay for?

Annual Fund dollars are used exclusively to support Holy Cross High School's operating budget. That means that it pays for the electricity in the building, a teacher's salary, paint brushes in the art room, music stands in the music room, financial aid for our students, basketballs, baseball bats, and much much more.

What about major renovations? Does the Annual Fund pay for those too?

No, those are paid through Capital Giving dollars which is comprised of major gifts. Capital gifts meet building and endowment needs that cannot be covered by tuition. Unlike Annual Fund dollars, Capital donations do not have to be spent within that fiscal year.

What is the difference between Annual Giving and Capital Giving?

Simply put, the Annual Fund pays for day-to-day expenses. Capital Funds pay for major projects. Annual Giving yields survival. Capital Giving yields growth and expansion.

I can’t afford to make a large donation. Would any gift I give make a difference?

Actually, yes. All gifts matter and make a difference. Participation by all is extremely important. Our Holy Cross community is comprised of 11,000+ alumni, 500+ present parents and an infinite number of people who have been affected by Holy Cross. Can you imagine how much money would be raised if all gave a minimum of $25-$50? Your generosity reaffirms, nourishes and strengthens the value of a Holy Cross High School education.

The President’s Leadership Council

This Council honors lead benefactors who demonstrate a commitment to the ideals and mission of Holy Cross High School.

  • Benefactor’s Society - $50,000+
  • Brother Andre Society - $25,000-$49,000
  • St. Joseph Society - $15,000 - $24,999
  • Moreau Society - $10,000 - $14,999
  • Dujarie Society $5,000 - $9,999
  • CND Society $2,500 - $4,999
  • Cross & Anchor Society - $1,000 - $2,499
Giving Circles
  • Crusader Circle - $500 - $999
  • Oronoke Circle - $250 - $499
  • Holy Cross Circle - $150 - $249
  • Green & Gold Circle - Up to $149
How can I give back?
  • Contact the Advancement Office at 203.757.9248
  • Send a check to Holy Cross High School, Advancement Office
    587 Oronoke Road Waterbury, CT 06708