St. Francis de Sales Funds
Simply click on a fund below to make a donation. We thank you in advance for your support of St. Francis de Sales School, its mission, and all the students and staff!
Gifts to the Annual Fund help support the overall operations of St. Francis de Sales School. These annual unrestricted gifts sustain every part of the SFDS experience including instruction, teacher salaries, maintenance, any many other areas of need. Your gift to the Annual Fund enables us to address the most pressing needs of the school and seize new opportunities as they arise.
The Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund provides financial support to St. Francis de Sales School for the purpose of assisting pre-k families with financial need to meet tuition requirements. The pre-k program is the "gateway" into our great school, and a gift to the Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund will help to ensure more people can experience the "St. Francis Difference!"
The SFDS Education Foundation was started in 1983 to provide supplementary operating funds for the school. Its founders realized that with the reduction in the number of Franciscan Sisters available as teachers, additional funding beyond tuition payments, would be needed for the school to continue to operate. It was hoped that the Education Foundation would eventually be able to provide one-third of the operating funds for the school. Through the generosity of parishioners and alumni, the Foundation is presently able to provide about 20% of the school operating funds. The Foundation is governed by a local Board of Directors and its by-laws state that only earnings (interest and dividends) from Foundation investments can be distributed to the school. The principle is to remain intact and grow mainly from contributions. Donors to the Education Foundation can rest assured that their donation will provide funding to the school in perpetuity.
A gift to the St. Francis Library Fund will assist in sustaining the library in the school. Contributions support the purchase of books, audio materials, programs, and other materials. All of our students benefit from the library, so your gift to the Library Fund will directly affect every student that attends St. Francis de Sales School.
The Textbook Fund was created to help offset the rising costs of textbooks. Textbook expenses consistently create ongoing financial challenges and a gift to the St. Francis Textbook Fund will help to alleviate these challenges. This fund is ever more important as St. Francis continues to convert each core subject to a Classical Education model. It is expensive to purchase new curriculum materials, but you can help!
One of the most expensive ongoing costs at St. Francis is ensuring our students have the most up-to-date, relevant technology in their hands. This could mean new computers in the computer lab, a one-to-one laptop program in the middle school, iPads, and much more. Your gift to the SFDS Technology Fund helps the school as we continue to offer our students the latest in all things technology.
The SFDS Athletic Fund is designed to cover the costs of school sponsored sporting events and teams at St. Francis. Your gift to the Athletic Fund supports expenses associated with equipment, travel, tournament fees, and jerseys. St. Francis de Sales School has a long history of athletic excellence, and your gift will help to continue this storied tradition.