Welcome to the giving page! We are so grateful for your support of our school, and we hope you will consider making a donation today to benefit grades Pre-K through 12. Your gift will help us continue to provide our students with a world-class education that prepares them for success in college, career, and life. We will use your donation to support our academic programs, extracurricular activities, and financial aid programs.
Your gift will make a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for your support!
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Make your check payable to Holy Cross and mail to:
Holy Cross School
Attn: Brian Murphy, Director of Institutional Advancement
5500 Paris Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122
To ensure your security, we would gladly accept your credit card information over the phone.
Please contact Brian Murphy at (504) 942-2429 or Micki Andry at (504) 942-2443.
GIVING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
I AM A PARENT PAYING TUTION WHY SHOULD I MAKE A GIFT TO THE SCHOOL?
Your financial gift supports the people and programs that make Holy Cross an exceptional school. Financial gifts allow Holy Cross to employ talented teachers, offer a variety of academic classes, extracurricular activities and competitive athletic programs.
Financial gifts are necessary because tuition only makes up for approximately 70% of the cost to educate a Holy Cross student. To achieve our financial goals each year, we strategically partner with current parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends of Holy Cross for additional financial support.
WHY DOES HOLY CROSS SIMPLY RAISE TUITION RATHER THAN ASK FOR GIFTS?
Holy Cross understands the value of our education and what a diploma from our school means for each student. To increase tuition to cover the actual cost of all programs would make the school unaffordable to many families. We want our school to be accessible to all students regardless of the family’s financial position.
CAN YOU GIVE STOCK AS A GIFT?
Yes. You may make a gift of stock by contacting Brian Murphy, Director of Institutional Advancement at [email protected] or (504) 942-2429.
WHAT IS PLANNED GIVING?
Planned giving is sometimes referred to as gift planning or legacy giving. It is a way to support Holy Cross which enables philanthropic individuals to make larger gifts than they could make from ordinary income. A planned gift is any major gift, made in a lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.
WHAT ARE SOME TYPES OF PLANNED GIFTS?
- Bequests: Bequests are made primarily through gifts of cash, securities, real estate, and tangible personal property.
- Life Income Gifts: With life income gifts, Holy Cross invests the proceeds of your donated assets – whether in the form of cash, securities, or other appreciated property – and pays you, or designated beneficiaries, an income for life or for a specified term of years.
- Retirement Plans: Holy Cross is designated as a beneficiary of the remainder or a percentage of your retirement plan.
- Other Creative Methods: Charitable lead trusts and other options.
ARE INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS ACCEPTED?
Yes. Holy Cross accepts both checks and credit cards.
WILL I RECEIVE A RECEIPT AFTER MAKING A GIFT?
Anyone who donates a gift of any amount will receive a receipt from the Advancement Department. The receipt is generated once the donation has been processed and is mailed to the donor’s preferred mail address.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF MY COMPANY WILL MATCH MY GIFT?
The Human Resources Office of the donor’s employer (or the donor’s spouse’s employer) will be able to provide necessary information on the company’s Matching Gift Program and the method the company uses to process matching requests.
CAN I MAKE AN ANONYMOUS GIFT?
Yes, please let us know if you wish to make a gift to Holy Cross in a confidential manner.
CAN I MAKE A GIFT IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF SOMEONE?
Yes, gifts in memory or in honor of an individual can be made during one’s lifetime or through bequests. Please indicate this preference while making your gift, and please include the honoree’s class year, as appropriate.
WHO CAN I CALL IF I NEED HELP MAKING A GIFT?
For additional information, contact Brian Murphy, Director of Institutional Advancement at [email protected] or (504) 942-2429.