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Support St. Francis

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Facilitating Desired Donor Impact: 
Today, Tomorrow, Forever.


We are a Catholic, college preparatory school community for young men. We promote our students' academic spiritual, social, and physical development to produce leaders in the spirit of St. Francis de Sales who challenges us to “Be who you are and be that well.”

Facilitating Desired Donor and Student Impact: Today, Tomorrow, Forever.

Our alumni, parents, friends, and community partners strengthen St. Francis de Sales School through their support. Whether through annual giving, endowed support, or gifts toward strategic initiatives, those who hold St. Francis close to their hearts continue to demonstrate their incredible commitment. We celebrate and thank those who ensure that St. Francis continues to educate young men to be the leaders of tomorrow in the Catholic, Salesian tradition.

Annual Support


Annual support is the primary giving program to support the immediate operations of the school, including but not limited to scholarship and tuition assistance, athletics, student life, academic instruction, and facilities upkeep.  Annual support allows us to invest in our students, facilities, and faculty to make the SFS experience special and unique.


For questions regarding the Annual Support, please contact Dan Zawisza ’92 at 419.214.5427 or


Give Now (link to online giving URL) to make a difference in the lives of SFS students, the community, and the world.


You may also mail your contribution to:


St. Francis de Sales High School Foundation

Attention: Advancement

2323 W. Bancroft St.

Toledo, OH 43607

Endowed Fund Support


Endowed funds provide an annual distribution for scholarship and programming support for St. Francis de Sales School. Endowed fund gifts are generally made to previously established funds, or are given to create new, named funds. Unlike annual support, endowed support provides both immediate and long-term benefits.


The annual distribution is based on a board-approved distribution policy or donor-specific policy.  The objective is to retain and grow the value of each Fund through the prudent investment of the principal to provide inflation-adjusted distributions in perpetuity to St. Francis de Sales School.


New named funds require a minimum, initial investment of $25,000.


For more information on how you can build the Foundation for sustaining support of the School, please contact Joe Sweeney at 419.214.5438,, or Renee Winkler at 419.214.5429,

Strategic Initiatives


Gifts directed toward strategic priorities are typically multi-year commitments to help fund the most urgent initiatives, advancing the Knight experience into the future. Strategic initiative gifts help restore and build the campus facilities, sustain and build academic and extracurricular activities, support technology upgrades, and ensure that each student who desires and deserves a St. Francis education is able to receive one.  


To learn more about our current initiatives, please contact Joe Sweeney ’83 at 419.214.5438 or Dan Zawisza ’92 at 419-214-5441.

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