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!


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

Make a Gift

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.

Amazon Smile

When you shop with Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to Holy Cross. Under Charity find: Academy of the Holy Cross Inc.

Start shopping today and turn your purchases to gifts.

Any questions, contact the Advancement Office at (301) 929-6447.

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.

Bricks and Pavers

Bricks - $250

Pavers - $1,000

Contact the Advancement Office at (301) 929-6447 for details.


Venmo your donation @ahcdonations

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.

Theatre Seats

Choose the best seat in the house!

Purchase a Theatre seat for your favorite star.

Named seats are $1000 each

Contact the Advancement Office at (301) 929-6447 for details.

3 Year-End Giving Strategies to Consider – Save Money and Help Holy Cross

Your support of Holy Cross at this strategic moment is more important than ever! If you find yourself in a position to help—we need, welcome and greatly appreciate it. Consider the following ways that help you AND Holy Cross as we get through this COVID time together:

Take advantage of the CARES Act for some personal tax relief.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes important sections that will benefit individual tax payers AND not-for-profits like Holy Cross:

  • A limited allowance for an above-the-line charitable deduction for cash gifts of up to $300 per individual ($600 per couple). That means that your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) will be reduced by the amount you donate to Holy Cross (up to those thresholds) on your 2020 taxes—even if you claim the standard deduction.
  • For those in a position to make an impactful gift and who want to seriously reduce taxes, you can increase your gift to Holy Cross up to a maximum of 100% of your 2020 AGI.

Make a Gift from your IRA

Qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) from IRAs are advantageous for eligible individuals. Although no charitable deduction is available, you avoid the tax that is owed on withdrawals.

  • Individuals must be at least age 70½ on the date of the gift.
  • QCDs can come only from IRAs, not 401(k)s or other retirement accounts.
  • A maximum of $100,000 may be given annually.
  • The transfer must come directly from the IRA custodian.
  • Distributions can be used to satisfy a person’s pledge.

So if you are of an age where you receive a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA, consider making a gift to Holy Cross in this way to have the greatest possible impact.

Donate Appreciated Stock

Despite its ups and downs over this year, the stock market has provided a number of gains on stocks and funds over the past several years. If you are holding any appreciated securities (for at least a year), gifting it directly to Holy Cross before year-end will allow you to avoid paying any capital gains tax, may also allow you to reduce your 2020 taxes, and most importantly, help Holy Cross!

Make a final positive statement on the year 2020: Make a year-end gift to Holy Cross!