Mike Truesdell

Dear Holy Cross Family,

In his 1856 writings on Christian Education, our founder, Blessed Basil Moreau, CSC, proclaimed, “How we educate the mind will change with the times: How we cultivate the heart is and will remain timeless.”

As we look to the future, our Holy Cross, our beloved “Cross,” can point to many examples of leading the currents of educational change. One example is the implementation of our STREAM program to focus on Science, Theology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Holy Cross students develop skills to begin to solve real-world problems that span multiple disciplines in technology. And in keeping with the guidance of Blessed Basil Moreau, CSC, our inclusion of Theology and Art assures the heart’s cultivation.

A more recent educational change at “Cross” is the expansion of our mission to include young women as students. As the currents of education continue to pull all members of society into an ever-larger community, we are successfully implementing this new Holy Cross initiative in response to Moreau’s vision.

A growing population of students from both genders, and the cultivation of the heart through community-building co-curricular activities such as athletics and fitness tied to academics, require new space. Similarly, the economic currents in our communities compel us to build funds to ensure the accessibility of the education and cultivation envisioned by our founder.

It is with great excitement that we undertake the Cross Currents Campaign. This special campaign addresses the most critical needs facing Holy Cross at this moment in our school’s history – namely, additional athletic space for boys and girls and enhanced scholarships. We are well on our way to achieving our $10 million goal for the campaign and are anxiously awaiting approval to break ground on our new building.

We invite you – and every member of the Holy Cross family – to join us in this critical endeavor.


Michael R. “Mike” Truesdell, President

Progress to Goal

as of June 17, 2021

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