VOLUME 44 NUMBER 3
On Saturday, March 27—a gorgeous spring day—volunteers from the Holy Cross Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Committee (chaired by Bryan DiMare ’06) joined students and College staff for Holy Cross Cares Day. Since 1996, this event has been an annual tradition focused on delivering service to non-profit Worcester organizations.
We gathered at the Hogan Campus Center before dispersing to our assigned locations, with growing enthusiasm and camaraderie … and adorned in Holy Cross Cares T-shirts with our brand-new alumni association logo (check it out on page 58!). Alumni teamed up with current students at two locations—St. Stephen’s Church on Worcester’s east side and the Nativity School of Worcester. (The school is a Jesuit middle school that educates an underserved portion of the Worcester community. It receives invaluable support from Holy Cross students who tutor there, and from faculty and staff who serve as fundraisers and board members.) I was honored to spend the day at St. Stephen’s, where the church’s deacon greeted us. His words of deep gratitude for the assistance provided by Holy Cross students since the program’s inception were moving and powerful.
This terrific day was yet another illustration of the special, lifelong affection so many of us Holy Cross men and women have to our school and its home city. Thank you, Young Alumni Committee members, for your dedication and service.
Mark Powers ’85 President, Holy Cross Alumni Association