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The SFS Annual Fund is the primary Annual Giving program, and it allows donors to provide immediate support for the school’s core needs. Each year, gifts to the Annual Fund drive the mission of St. Francis forward by supporting tuition assistance, academic instruction, athletics, student life as well as the upkeep of our beautiful 30-acre campus. The Annual Fund runs from July 1 to June 30 each year.

Gifts in support of the Annual Fund bridge the gap between tuition revenues and the yearly investment required to make the SFS experience special and unique. Your gift, in any amount, will make a difference in the lives of many young Knights as they prepare today to become the leaders of tomorrow in the Salesian tradition of Francis de Sales, the Gentleman Saint.

For questions regarding the Annual Fund, please call Joanna Nofziger at 419-214-5472 or email her at

To make an investment in the St. Francis Annual Fund online, please CLICK HERE

To make an investment by mail, please send your contribution to:


St. Francis de Sales School
Annual Fund
2323 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH  43607


The Sponsor-A-Knight program provides tuition assistance to students who demonstrate financial need.  This program provides an incredibly transformative experience for young men by allowing them the opportunity to receive exceptional academics as well as tremendous leadership skills in the spirit of Francis de Sales, the Gentleman Saint. 

What is the Sponsor-A-Knight Program?

•    Amounts for this program range from $1,000 (partial tuition) to $11,600 
(full tuition).  
•    The preference is that this be a four-year commitment to annually support the same student. 
•    Each year, the benefactor will receive a letter from the student they sponsor updating them on their St. Francis experience.
•    For more information, please contact Dan Zawisza at 419-214-5441 or by email at 


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1 Day for the Knights

1 Day for the Knights is SFS day of giving commemorating our Founder, St. Francis de Sales’ Feast Day. It is an online event that brings the entire St. Francis Family together to support and celebrate the Knights of today and tomorrow.  The message is spread largely through social media with some “snail mail” and email messages being sent before and after the event.

The main goals of the day are to connect with any returning Knight Family members, increase donor participation, and to raise money to help continue the tradition of giving our Knights the unique experiences that help them become the difference makers in this community and beyond.