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St. Francis de Sales High School Foundation

The St. Francis de Sales High School Foundation is the primary gift-receiving organization for St. Francis de Sales School.  Financial resources from the Foundation support the mission of St. Francis de Sales School and maintain the school’s level of excellence  while securing its future.

On April 25, 2024, the St. Francis de Sales High School Foundation was certified as a Certified Scholarship Granting Organization. With the designation, the Foundation provides both annual, operating support, and long-term financial support for the school. Most of the distributions from the Foundation are directed toward scholarship and tuition support, providing direct benefit to St. Francis de Sales students and families. The remaining distributions are allocated for program and faculty support, including but not limited to technology, leadership initiatives, intervention services, faculty awards, and athletic programs.
 
Of the approximately 185 individual funds, approximately 170 are named funds that have been established to secure the future and financial health of the school. St. Francis is blessed to have alumni and friends who have established funds either in their name or in memory/honor of a family member, loved one, alumnus, or person of respect. The remaining funds, previously known as the annual fund, support the annual operational needs over net tuition and fees, and state revenues.

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.

Cumulative Giving

When he spoke of the Oblates' commitment to educating young men, Blessed Louis Brisson said, "Our absolute and characteristic objective is to preserve faith and morals in these boys who have been confided to us. It is only for this reason that we have schools."

St. Francis is deeply honored to have so many benefactors who continue to believe in the dedication of the Oblates in preserving an education for young men. Through the generosity of our benefactors, St. Francis continues to deliver a well-rounded educational experience that is tailored to the individual interests of our students

Cumulative Giving Level Recognition

Meet the Advancement Team!

Very Rev. Joseph Newman, OSFS '03

Very Rev. Joseph Newman, OSFS '03

Oblate Provincial Superior, Foundation Chairman, Theology and Salesian Leadership Teacher
Mr. Joseph Sweeney '83

Mr. Joseph Sweeney '83

Director of Philanthropy
School: ext. 5438
Mr. Dan Zawisza '92

Mr. Dan Zawisza '92

Director of Advancement Operations
School: ext. 5441
Mrs. Maureen DeLaney-Carroll

Mrs. Maureen DeLaney-Carroll

Advancement Administrative Assistant
School: ext. 5442
Mr. Will Garbe '10

Mr. Will Garbe '10

Alumni Engagement Officer
School: ext. 5443
Mrs. JoAnna Nofziger

Mrs. JoAnna Nofziger

Advancement Events Coordinator
School: ext. 5472
Rev. Ronald Olszewski, OSFS '62

Rev. Ronald Olszewski, OSFS '62

Theology Teacher, Foundation Staff
School: ext. 5439
Mrs. Laurie Powell

Mrs. Laurie Powell

Advancement Administrative Assistant
School: ext. 5475
Mrs. Renee Winkler

Mrs. Renee Winkler

Director of Planned Giving and Stewardship