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What do you mean by gifts of time, talent, and treasure?

Philanthropy is about generosity in all its forms. There’s more than one reason to #LoveBlue — that means there’s more than one way to #GiveGold!

Your gift of time is unique because you are the only one who can give it. Your presence at virtual or on-campus events strengthens our connection as a Hilltop community. We hope you’ll give your time at one of these upcoming #LBGG events.

Your gift of talent is a virtue only you can give. Your service as a Hilltop advocate or volunteer sustains and strengthens our Holy Cross values. We hope you’ll give your talent as a GiveCampus Advocate and spread the word about #LBGG online.

Your gift of treasure is an essential, tangible resource that only you can give. No matter the size, your donation deepens a pool of support for classroom materials, instructional technology, student services, experiential learning opportunities, and so much more. We hope you’ll give your treasure to your favorite campus programs during #LBGG.

While crowdfunding campaigns like Love Blue Give Gold typically emphasize gifts of treasure more than gifts of time and talent, all are vital to upholding our Holy Cross mission. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity!

Which funds should I support? 

Whether you give $2, $20, or $200 — your generosity changes lives on the Hilltop. We hope you’ll make a gift of any size to support any campus program that’s meaningful to you.

If you still can’t decide, consider designating your gift to the St. Edward’s Fund. These flexible dollars touch every facet of the campus experience and offer St. Ed’s the flexibility to address emerging needs without sacrificing long-term community goals. Here are just a few examples of what gifts to the St. Edward’s Fund support:

  • Student Aid – including need-based scholarships and emergency grants. Your gift promotes educational access and equity on the Hilltop — especially to the 40% of Hilltoppers who qualify for Pell grants, an indicator of the highest financial need. 
  • Student Support and Activities – including career advising, health and counseling services, student clubs and activities, and more.
  • Academic Instruction and Experiential Learning – including technology, online journal acquisitions, classroom materials, paid internships, and community service initiatives.

Is my Love Blue Give Gold gift tax-deductible? 

Yes, gifts to St. Edward's are always tax-deductible (including during #LBGG!). You will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. If you do not receive this email confirmation, please email for help.

Can I make a recurring gift during Love Blue Give Gold? 

Please do! Recurring donors ensure our Hilltop's ongoing strength and stability. When making your gift, simply check “Make this gift yearly or monthly to support Hilltoppers year-round!” and input your preferences.

Is it safe to make my gift online? 

Absolutely! Your security is among our biggest priorities.

This site uses industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) servers on our transaction pages. It encrypts all of your personal information to prevent unauthorized access as the information travels over the Internet. This site takes the responsibility of your cardholder data seriously and maintains compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) by meeting all security requirements to help ensure commerce-based transaction data is protected. 

Can a donor make a gift of stock in support of Love Blue Give Gold? 

Can a donor make a gift by mail or phone?

Due to the short timeframe of the campaign, only gifts received before Love Blue Give Gold ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on March 24 will count toward our donor goal. 

If you’d like to a University Advancement staff member to assist you with making a gift over the phone, please call (512) 448-8430 and leave a detailed message with your name and contact information. We’ll do our best to get back to you by 5 p.m. on March 24.

Is there a minimum donation amount? 

We can process credit card gifts of as little as $1. A $5 gift makes you eligible to receive one of our special #LBGG giving perks!

Does 100% of my gift go to my designated area?  

Yes! When you make a gift, every single penny of your support goes directly to the fund of your choosing — that’s why gifts of any size make such a big difference for students.