St. Francis High School

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General Information

In the prayer of St. Francis, we are reminded of the simplicity and humility of Francis’ life. As a school community, we highlight sixteen Franciscan virtues and spend one academic quarter integrating a particular virtue into our daily curricular and co-curricular activities. Through this, we strengthen our Capuchin Franciscan identity and renew our commitment to enriching the minds and hearts of young men.

Throughout its history, St. Francis has been blessed with an extended family that has partnered with the school through prayerful and financial support. In 2005, St. Francis completed a highly successful and first-ever $12 million capital campaign. With that, great care and development to the physical campus created a state-of-the-art college preparatory learning environment.

That said, numerous opportunities remain for alumni, parents of current students, parents of graduates, friends and foundations to make a difference in both the immediate needs of our students and faculty as well as those long-term goals set forth in our most recent Strategic Plan, Refining the Vision.

To that end, St. Francis High School has segmented its development goals into specific areas of focus:

The Annual Fund
Endowments and Scholarships
Planned Giving
Designated Giving

Each area of focus contributes to the well being of the St. Francis community and calls to mind the prayer that reminds us, it is in giving that we receive.

In our KnightLight Annual Review, donors will be recognized by their aggregate gifts to St. Francis High School appeals during the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) and will be segmented by the gift amount. Cash donations, including sponsorship and underwriting gifts, to event-based fundraisers (POSH/MiniPOSH, Golf Tournament) are recognized and celebrated throughout the corresponding event. Following are the giving categories that have been established to recognize the generosity of donors to St. Francis:

St. Francis Circle ($10,000 and above)
Assisi Circle ($5,000 to $9,999)
President’s Circle ($2,500 to $4,999)
Friars Circle ($1,000 to $2,499)
Golden Knights ($500 to $999)
Brown & Gold ($250 to $499)
Instruments of Peace (up to $249)