Ways to Give


Support St. Francis

St. Francis Catholic High School’s legacy of providing young women an educational experience rooted in faith, excellence, leadership and service would not be possible without the love and loyalty of our community. All gifts enhance the outstanding programs we offer every Troubadour and provide vital financial assistance to students and families. 

The giving priorities for St. Francis Catholic High School are the St. Francis Fund, Thankful Thursday, and our Special Fundraising Events. With your generous donations, the SFHS staff can assure our community can meet the needs to fulfill the mission of the school. Together, we can achieve our giving priorities which are detailed below:

  1. St. Francis Fund

The St. Francis (Annual) Fund is our largest yearly fundraising initiative with the most immediate impact on our students. The SF Fund benefits every student by keeping our tuition costs down for all students while enhancing unique programs and services — from athletics, to arts, academic teams and student clubs, leadership programs, retreats and offering so many other enriching opportunities.

  1. Thankful Thursday (St. Francis High School’s Day of Giving): November 2, 2023

This one-day, crowd-funded initiative engages our entire community and focuses on raising the additional tuition assistance needed for more than 24 percent of our young women and their families who would not be able to attend St. Francis without this support.

  1. Fundraising Events: Crab Feed: January 25. 2025 and the Annual Auction : March 8, 2025

Our Crab Feed and Revelry fundraising events build community while supporting our Troubies. While these events provide significant financial resources for the students and school, they also remind us that we are all part of this very special St. Francis community. Your attendance and support of these events is a visible reminder to our community of your commitment to the school and our advancement efforts.

  1. Capital Campaign

We are currently in the “quiet” phase of A New Day Forward: Building on a Legacy campaign. Confirming years of requests by students, families, and the greater St. Francis community, the construction of an aquatic center that will also include three sand volleyball courts, a concession stand, restrooms, and a fitness center surfaced as the first step for both high impact and logistical reasons of our campus-wide master plan. If you would like to learn more, contact MaryAnne Kelly at (916) 737-5033 or mkelly@stfrancishs.org.

All gifts to SFHS are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. St. Francis has a 501(c)(3) designation. Tax ID#46-2101392. 

There are a variety of ways to support our mission

Give Online

Give by phone or mail

  • Gifts can be made by phone by contacting

MaryAnne Kelly at (916) 737-5033

  • Gifts can be mailed to:

St. Francis Catholic High School
Attn:  Advancement Department
5900 Elvas Avenue
Sacramento, CA  95819

Donate a vehicle

In-Kind donation

Matching Gift 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, or click here to see a list of companies that have matching gift programs

IRA Charitable Rollover (Required Minimum Distribution)

  • A tax-wise way to support St. Francis High School for those 72 or older.  Making a gift from your IRA to benefit St. Francis High School can:

    • Be an easy and convenient way to make a gift

    • Be excluded from your gross income as a tax-free rollover

    • Count toward your required minimum distribution

Other Ways to Give

  • Give a gift of stock or by wire transfer 

  • Workplace and matching gifts


Giving Levels

The President’s Society
Circle of St. Francis $10,000+
Pax et Bonum Circle $5,000–$9,999
Assisi Circle $2,500–$4,999
Troubadour Circle $2,000–$2,499
Young Alumna (last 10 years) $250+

Loyalty Clubs
Canticle Circle $1000 – $1,999
Franciscan Circle $500 – $999
Stewardship Circle $250 – $499
Red & Gold Circle $100 – $249
Friends Circle Gifts up to $99

Gifts made to St. Francis Catholic High School totaling $2,000 or more in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30) ensure membership in the President’s Society and benefactors at these levels receive a special invitation to a reception in the fall hosted by the Board of Trustees and President of St. Francis.


Join the St. Clare Legacy Society

The St. Clare Society recognizes donors who have made St. Francis Catholic High School part of their legacy ensuring that future generations of young women can call St. Francis home and benefit from an exceptional faith-based education program. 

You can become a member of the St. Clare Legacy Society by:

  • Placing St. Francis Catholic High School in your will
  • Making St. Francis Catholic High School the beneficiary of a retirement account
  • Making a gift of life insurance policy
  • Creating a charitable gift annuity
  • Establishing a charitable trust

For more information, contact MaryAnne Kelly at (916) 737-5033 or mkelly@stfrancishs.org