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Holy Cross Preparatory Academy Receives An Estate Gift Of Over $1 Million

Holy Cross Preparatory Academy (HCPA) is excited to announce a gift of nearly $1.2 Million from the Estate of Edward J. Kolwicz. Mr. Kolwicz was a lifelong proponent of Catholic education, and long-time parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Bordentown.

This bequest, along with the anonymous donation given in November of 2023, are the first seven-figure gifts in HCPA history. These wonderful instances of  generosity will provide ongoing educational opportunities so important to Holy Cross Prep's mission and ongoing evolution, and will profoundly impact the continued upward trajectory of the institution.


The HCPA Board of Trustees issued a statement, saying, "The magnitude of this gift serves as a tribute to the enduring influence of the Holy Cross community on countless lives throughout our remarkable history. We are profoundly thankful for this transformative contribution bestowed upon us by Edward J Kolwicz. The entire Holy Cross Preparatory Community is truly grateful for his generosity."

Alex Pracher, President of Holy Cross Preparatory Academy, expressed his gratitude, saying, "Estate gifts are special in their focus on leaving a legacy that outlasts the individual. This donation will ensure that Mr. Kolwicz' impact on Catholic education is felt for decades to come." 

As it enters the last few months of the school year, Holy Cross Preparatory Academy extends an invitation to the community, alumni, families, and supporters to join us in celebrating this extraordinary gift and continue to help our school.  The efforts of our dedicated community will not only add to the impact of these incredible donations but also ensure the sustainable growth and development of the school.

For more information about using Estate Planning to support Holy Cross Preparatory Academy, please contact John Langan, Director of Institutional Advancement, at (856) 461-5400 Ext 3006.

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