Mission Statement

The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.

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Other Ways to Give

Your gifts are important to the Academy and make a difference in the lives our students. The Academy has been an cherished academic and spiritual foundation for generations of women since 1868. It is now the responsibility of our community to keep Holy Cross strong for generations to come. Please support Holy Cross by giving generously and regularly!

Online

Use our secure online form to make a gift to The Academy of the Holy Cross using your credit card.

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Matching Gifts

Your gift may be increased if you work for a company with a matching gift program. Contact your employer for matching gift information.

Bequests and Trusts

Bequests and charitable trusts are a wonderful way to help the Academy in perpetuity. Contact your financial planner or legal counsel for ways you can help Holy Cross through your will, retirement plan, a charitable remainder or charitable lead trust.

By Mail

Print the gift/pledge form to provide a credit card number or enclose a check or money order made payable to The Academy of the Holy Cross and send to:

The Academy of the Holy Cross
Advancement Office
4920 Strathmore Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895

Gifts of Stocks or Appreciated Securities

Gifts of stocks or securities are a great way to receive a tax deduction and eliminate capital gains taxes. Please contact the Advancement Office for transfer instructions to make a gift of appreciated assets. Written correspondence in the form of a letter or email to the Advancement Office indicating that the transfer will be taking place is greatly appreciated for tracking purposes.

By Phone

Call us at (301) 929-6498 or (301) 929-6447, and we can charge your gift to your Visa or MasterCard account.

United Way & CFC

The Academy of the Holy Cross is a proud member of both the Combined Federal Campaign and United Way of the Nation’s Capital Area. Please contact the Advancement Office if you have designated your gift through UWNCA #9182 or CFC #83484.