The Legacy Circle

The Legacy Circle was created to recognize and honor those individuals who have acted to provide support that will ensure the Academy’s future through bequests in wills or trusts, life income gifts, retirement plans, life insurance designations, and other vehicles. The School publicly recognizes members who have given permission to list their names. Some members wish to remain anonymous and Holy Cross respects their wishes.

If you have decided to include The Academy of the Holy Cross in your estate plans, please let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity, make sure the purpose of your gift is understood by the Academy, and include you as a member of the Legacy Circle.

To find out more about joining the Legacy Circle, please contact Cassandra Hoye, Director of Advancement, at 301-962-1203 or or download the planned giving form, complete and return to the Advancement Office.

Legacy Circle Members

Thanks to the generosity and wise planning of friends like you, Holy Cross will continue to encourage and empower young women to face the challenges of tomorrow.

Members of the Legacy Circle include
Anonymous (3)
Donna Durkin Addario '69
Mary Pat Leary Arkin '72
Danielle Mahaney Ballantine '86
JoAnna Barnes '78
Betty Belfiore '55
Patricia Schlapo Brey '78
Kathleen Enzler Brooker '63
Joanne Carl '76
Susan Cartney '68
Margot Cook '61 (*)
Helen Stanislav Dankos '75
Kathleen Dolan '70
Lou and Ann Kirlin Donatelli '54
Margaret DiCairano Durkin '66
Teresa Gilbride '07
Barbara Carey Hayes '56 (*)
Margaret La Montagne '56
Celeste Cullinane Lenzini '55
Sofia Marquez '47 (*)
Ann Stanislav McCord '85
Anne Monte '82
Nancy Morrison O'Connor '69
Lisa Ridgway '82 & William Slater
Julie Wilcox Rodriguez '63
Megan Schaeffer '01
Richard & Karen Schaeffer
Mary Louise LeBlanc Sommerville '43 (*)
Patricia Higgins Sueck '51 (*)

Barbara Heister Swope '56
Carolyn Lenz Warner Rakes '58

(*) Deceased.


Join the Legacy Circle and enjoy these benefits:

Your name listed in the Annual Report and on the Holy Cross website in perpetuity.
Your name listed in Legacy Circle prayer book, located in the Sister Ann Shaw, C.S.C Chapel in Moreau Hall.
Invitations to special school events.
Invitation to the annual Legacy Circle VIP Luncheon.
Annual newsletter.

If you have made your estate plans and have included The Academy of the Holy Cross, please notify the Advancement Office:  301-962-1203. We will include your name on our membership list!