'Toxic Charity'/Getting Started with CBL
Wednesday, February 23rd
Hogan 406 @ 6pm
Read on to learn about the Marshall Memorial Fund, the Ignite Fund, and the Holy Cross Green Fund.
Through a bequest of James J. Marshall and Ellen O'Connor Marshall, the College has established a fund to encourage the creative and intellectual involvement of students and faculty with the Worcester Community in order to enhance the quality of life in Worcester and build closer ties between the College and the community. Financial support is available on a competitive basis for service, research, and community-based learning projects that are of academic benefit to Holy Cross students and/or faculty and of benefit to the people of Worcester. Awards are typically in the range of $200-$500. Download the application (DOC) or apply via the Student Applications Portal. Application deadlines for the 2021-2022 academic year are: October 6th, December 1st, and February 23rd.
General questions about the fund and the selection process should be directed to Isabelle Jenkins. Questions pertaining to purchasing/reimbursement should be directed to Diane Girard. The Donelan Office is available for coaching and guidance as applications are being completed.
The Ignite Fund is Holy Cross’ way of saying, in the words of Ignatius, “go, set the world on fire.” Starting in 2017, Holy Cross invites students to “set the world on fire” by providing them with funds to match their questions to the world’s needs.
At Holy Cross, we believe that a liberal arts degree prepares you to do good work in the world. Many times you just need the resources create knowledge and to put scholarship into action. If you’ve been thinking about ways you want to make a difference after graduation, why not start thinking about how you can start making a difference now?
Applying for the Ignite Fund is easy through the College’s Application Portal
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The Holy Cross Green Fund aims to establish a more sustainable campus through extensive, visible, and strategic collaboration between students, faculty, administration, and staff. When enacting sustainability policies and programs at Holy Cross, the Green Fund considers the beneficial impact of sustainability in the lives of the members of the Holy Cross community as well as those in the greater Worcester area and the world.
Seeking to increase the value of educational opportunities and environmental initiatives at the College with hands-on project planning, research opportunities, and volunteer opportunities, the Holy Cross Green Fund will aid in fulfilling the College’s Carbon Commitment and help answer Pope Francis’s call to action as outlined in his 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si. In essence, the Holy Cross Green Fund, founded on Jesuit values, fosters collaboration and unity within the Holy Cross and Worcester community in pursuit of a more sustainable world.