The St. Francis Fund

Because tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating a student, funds raised through the annual St. Francis Fund appeal ensures the operational welfare of the school, including providing much-needed tuition assistance and important curricular, spiritual, artistic, and athletic offerings. St. Francis High School strives to offer state-of-the-art educational programs and learning tools in an environment that encourages each Troubadour's faith journey. We are only able to do so through the generosity of parents who support the school beyond tuition, our alumnae community and other generous donors.

All are invited to partner in this important mission by donating to St. Francis Catholic High School. St. Francis gratefully accepts checks, cash, and online donations. We also offer charitable investing opportunities, planned gifts, vehicle donations and/or donations of stocks and securities.  All gifts are appreciated and acknowledged as a tax-deductible donation to the school, a not for profit entity. Advancement fundraising operates on a fiscal year basis, and the office produces an Annual Report of donors in a special edition of the Pax et Bonum Magazine. Supporters surpassing $1,000 in annual donations are recognized as "Benefactors" and are invited to the President's Society Cocktail Reception in the Fall.

The office manages the St. Francis Fund (our annual fund), Thankful Thursday (our Day of Giving), fundraising events including the Crab Feed and Revelry Gala and Auction, scholarship outreach, planned giving and capital campaigns. The Advancement office ensures that donations are appropriately acknowledged and administrated consistent with donors’ intended purposes.

Thankful Thursday (Day of Giving)

St. Francis High School holds a crowd-funding event where supporters are asked to show their gratitude with a gift made on Thankful Thursday (our Day of Giving). Our 6th annual Day of Giving will be held on October 12, 2017. The entire campus will be transformed and engaged on this day and our larger community will receive emails and videos sharing the excitement.

From students to parents, alumnae, grandparents, past parents and countless others, this one-day of giving engages more than 1,000 supporters and raises a significant amount. All proceeds support St. Francis scholarship needs and the "day of giving" is facilitated primarily through online donations. Funds received on this day are generally matched.  Learn More

Advancement Team

List of 6 members.

  • MaryAnne Kelly 

    Director of Advancement
    916.737.5033
  • Leigh Hiers 

    Assistant Director of Advancement - Communications
    916.737.5035
    Class of 1996
  • Katie (Solie) Brunetti 

    Advancement Associate - Special Event Programs
    916.737.5015
    Class of 2003
  • Dawn (Winston) Cullo 

    Advancement Associate - Alumnae & Constituent Relations
    916.737.5020
    Class of 1991
  • Raquel Namba 

    Advancement Associate - Communications & Social Media
    916.737.5045
  • Christina (Canaday) Evey 

    Advancement Associate - Advancement Services
    916.737.5023
    Class of 2005

ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL