At a time when educational institutions are struggling to clarify their purpose and create successful programs, St. Francis has a clear sense of mission. We are entrusted with providing our Troubadours with college preparatory educational offerings along with meaningful faith experiences that allow our students to know and love God. In the end, our students are imprinted with our four pillars of Faith, Leadership, Excellence, and Service. For nearly 75 years, we have successfully carried out this mission, but need your help to do so into the future.
All gifts to SFHS are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. St. Francis has a 501(c)(3) designation. Tax ID#46-2101392.
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.
St. Francis Catholic High School is proud to offer our community a robust line-up of fundraisers and “friend-raisers”. We invite current parents, past-parents and alumnae to support our events by attending or volunteering. Every year St. Francis hosts our Crab Feed, Revelry Gala & Auction, and our Day of Giving. We encourage you to explore our event pages to learn more, and find the events that excite you the most!
If you value the education that St. Francis High School provides young women and would like to help secure its future, you might consider arranging for a charitable gift to benefit the school.
Everybody has a unique and personal reason for giving, reflecting their individual charitable desires. Depending on the type of gift you choose, planned giving can provide you with some or all of the following benefits:
An income stream for your lifetime
Immediate or future year income tax deductions
Conservation of your estate through reduction of estate taxes
Reduction or elimination of capital gains tax on appreciated property
The joy of knowing your gift will benefit St. Francis
Types of Charitable Investing Estate Gifts
Bequests in Wills and Living Trusts
Gifts of Retirement Assets
Gifts of Life Insurance
Partnership (Split Interest) Gifts
Charitable Bargain Sales
Retained Life Estate
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
Charitable Remainder Unitrust
St. Francis High School partners with The Catholic Foundation of The Diocese of Sacramento. For descriptions of each type of charitable investing, please visit The Catholic Foundation of The Diocese of Sacramento, Inc., a valuable resource for information about ways to support the mission of St. Francis High School.
A planned gift is an individual decision and St. Francis High School asks you to consult with independent advisors regarding the best way to structure a planned gift.
Laws related to estates, planned giving, and tax consequences are subject to change by the Internal Revenue Service regulations and/or legislation on a national or local level. A professional advisor will know tax and legal regulations that can impact your planned gift.
In addition to direct donations, St. Francis is able to accept donations of stock and/or securities which if executed before 12/31 will enable a charitable donation for that tax year. To facilitate such a donation, please contact:
John Matzoll (Ashleigh ‘05 & Lindsey ‘05)
1435 River Park Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-648-6289 FAX: 916-922-2738
Merrill Lynch Account #284-02034
For more information or to discuss donating to St. Francis Catholic High School, please contact the Director of Advancement at 916/757-5033.
To receive a charitable deduction, name St. Francis Catholic High School as both the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy that is no longer needed. If the policy has a cash value, you can take a charitable deduction approximately equal to the cash value at the time of the gift. In addition, if annual premiums are still to be made and you continue to pay them, those premiums will become tax deductible each year. It’s easy to contribute a life insurance policy to the school. Just check with your life insurance agent for details on which forms to complete.
St. Francis officially has a Car Donation Program in place. Anyone interested in donating a vehicle just needs to complete the Vehicle Donation Form and fax it to the number on the form.
St. Francis High School will receive 70% of the net proceeds from the sale of the vehicle and the donor will be given a receipt to be used for their personal tax purposes. All proceeds will go to the SFHS Scholarship Fund.
Workplace giving programs allow employees to make donations to non-profits directly from their payroll and designate the recipient organization. If your employer offers such a program, please designate St. Francis Catholic High School to receive the funds, and inform our Advancement Office. Along with United Way, St. Francis families contribute to the school through the following workplace giving programs:
Many companies have matching gifts available for their employees, retirees, board members, and their families. You can double or triple your gift if you or your spouse work for a company with a matching gift program. Please check with your human resources office or company website for information and instructions.
Matching gifts can double or triple your gift!
The following companies have matched their employees’ donations to St. Francis:
Contributions in honor or memory of a loved one go directly to the St. Francis High School Scholarship Fund, providing financial assistance for students. Your gift will be recognized in the Pax et Bonum Annual Report edition in the fall. Remembrance cards are sent to the family as requested, with no donation amount mentioned.
Honor the stars in your life in the St. Francis Arts Complex. This dynamic complex features seven classrooms for drawing, painting, sculpture, dance, drama, choir, and orchestra; a beautiful lobby gallery; and a 500-seat, state-of-the-art theatre. This facility develops and showcases the talents of the young women of St. Francis High School. The Arts at St. Francis are shining stars in the Sacramento community!
A scholarship has been established in honor of our beloved Kathy Carlisle, art teacher at St. Francis High School for nearly six academic years from January 2008 until December 2012.
Kathy was a passionate artist, and dedicated teacher to her students. She possessed the ability to teach students to connect to their audience through art and showed them the incredible power of photography to tell a story or convey a message.
After 11 years of loving service to St. Francis High School, Marion Bishop completed her term as the school’s first President on June 30, 2012. We are deeply grateful to Marion for her dedicated commitment to the school community as St. Francis High School’s first President.
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Any such data and any additional information that we gather via online forms, like contact information (i.e. email and/or mailing address), is only used internally. We may use such contact information to communicate with you, but we will not sell, rent or otherwise give any personal information you share with us to any third parties, except service providers who assist St. Francis Catholic High School in communicating with you. We may be required by applicable law, subpoena, court order or other legal process to disclose the personal information you provide us or that we gather from your use of our website, and it is our policy to comply with any such requirements.
All highly sensitive information, like credit card numbers, is encrypted through a secure connection (SSL/TLS). Independent external and internal audits are conducted from time to time to review our privacy and security settings, how we process your information on our website and to ensure we remain compliant with PCI-DSS standards (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards). St. Francis Catholic High School processes transactions immediately and does not store any credit card information at any time. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. St. Francis Catholic High School is not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on its website.
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