The St. Francis Fund is comprised of gifts from alumnae, parents, parents of alumnae, Board of Directors, faculty & staff, grandparents, vendors, and friends of St. Francis Catholic High School. The St. Francis Fund has been established to help maintain the standard of excellence for which St. Francis is known and to keep tuition affordable for all families who desire the St. Francis Experience.
The St. Francis Fund:
Allows us to keep tuition costs down for all students and helps provide the needed tuition assistance to the young women and their families who would not be able to attend St. Francis without your gift
Enhances all student programs and services — athletics, arts, academic teams, leadership programs, retreats and myriad student activities
Improves technology and classroom resources
Why is the St. Francis Fund Necessary?
Tuition simply does not cover the operating expenses incurred at St. Francis. In 2016-17, the actual cost to educate each Troubadour was $14,710 while tuition was $13,000. Essentially every young woman attending St. Francis received a scholarship in the amount of $1,710. The goal of the St. Francis Fund is to enhance the excellent programs, academics, and spiritual guidance without the need for a substantial increase in tuition. Affordability has always been and always will be a priority of our mission.
Your gift to the St. Francis Fund directly enhances the educational experience of each one of our students. We value gifts of all sizes, and every gift makes a difference.
The President’s Society is comprised of lead investors committed to the mission of St. Francis. Membership is open to all individuals, families, or organizations that make a minimum $1,000 annual gift to the St. Francis Fund. Members are invited to a private reception hosted by the President and Board of Directors in recognition of their generosity.
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