By Max McKee, Chief Copy Editor
Next week, on April 5, celebrate and give thanks for all the charitable donations that make possible our opportunities here at the College with Philanthropy Day. Philanthropy Day marks the day that funding the college from tuition money runs out—the day that Holy Cross would no longer be open without the support of alumni.
According to Holy Cross’s website, “The mission of our student philanthropy efforts is to provide students a perspective on giving back, to promote awareness of the ways private gifts impact student life, and continue the legacy of philanthropy that enhances Holy Cross.” Accordingly, Philanthropy Day offers a chance to educate students about the impact of donor generosity on all facets of campus life.
This has been quite a year for alumni giving, too, as the campus beginning to look significantly different. All of the new buildings in various stages of completion—the renovation of the Hart Center and building of the Luth Athletic Complex, Center for Performing Arts, Joyce Contemplative Center—would not be possible without these donations.
The website continues, “The College of the Holy Cross was founded on donor generosity. This tradition is one of our oldest and proudest, and one that our loyal alumni actively carry on today. It is an extension of our mission as ‘men and women for others,’” and also serves to “continue the tradition of extending a hand to the students that will come after them on the Hill.”
There will be tables in Hogan (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Kimball Dining Hall (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) where students can come to write thank-you notes to donors. In addition, juniors can learn about joining the Senior Class Gift Committee and seniors can learn about becoming a class agent after graduation. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer to work at one of the tables, please contact Shannon Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.