Development

 

Development

The term “development” refers to all dynamics of a continuing fundraising program (including: capital campaign giving, annual giving, special events, planned gifts, public relations, volunteerism, marketing, grants, etc.).  Fundraisers are only one important piece of an overall development program.

At St. Francis, we are committed to improving and expanding our development program year after year for the purpose of increasing non-tuition revenue in order to continually improve upon all facets of St. Francis School.

Please contact Tiffany Johnson, Director of Development, at 225-1834 or tiffany.johnson@stfrancis-school.org if you are interested in becoming involved in this crucial element of life at St. Francis School.

Fundraisers

Fall

ANNUAL FUND – Each year, we ask our St. Francis family and friends to make a charitable contribution to the school.  This year’s annual fund ran from October 1 through December 1 and raised funds critical for teacher salaries & benefits, scholarship funding, and classroom improvements.  We have met our goal of over $200,000 to offer our students and teachers a bright future.  Please make your pledge by contacting Tiffany Johnson or by pledging online. Pledges and donations are accepted through June 1, 2015.

THE HOWL-The HOWL is a rollicking good time to spend with the St. Francis community and do a little FUNdraising.  On Saturday, October 17th we will gather together to enjoy live music, great food and togetherness from 6 pm – 9 pm.  The HOWL is a fun-filled carnival with fantastic inflatables, imaginative booths and a cake walk like no other.  Be sure to sponsor a booth, the whole event, buy tickets and t-shirts,  and have a great time.  The HOWL raises money for student services, including scholarships, continuing education for teachers, and classroom resources. This year’s HOWL chairs are Kim Coffin and Whitney Kral. Thank you to all of our wonderful committee.

ITALY FUNDRAISING-Each year, St. Francis eighth graders get the opportunity to travel to Italy to learn more about St. Francis in his birthplace, Assisi.  Throughout the fall and early spring, the eighth grade class hosts several fundraisers in order to raise money for this important experience.  Look for:  Parent’s Night Out, the Chili Cook-Off, Wednesday pizza lunch, Friday morning breakfast, and other fun opportunities to support our eighth grade.

Spring

SPRING FLING GALA- The Spring Fling is the annual parent fundraising gala for St. Francis.  Each year, the Spring Fling has a different theme (“Austin Under the Stars” was the theme in 2014 and “Gala in the Garden” was the theme in 2015) and raises money for the school.  The evening traditionally includes dinner, drinks, dancing, silent and live auctions.  This year’s event will take place on April 16, 2016 at AT&T Conference Center in downtown Austin. Join us for an evening of grandeur!

Ongoing

Giving back to our community is a crucial part of the character education of our students.  Throughout the year, our students participate in various fundraisers and drives that give back to our local or global community.  Information will be sent to your home prior to any fundraiser and we urge you to make this a part of your child’s whole education.  Visit our online donation page and donate now!

HEB Gift Card Sales (every month at the school) 4% of proceeds go back to St. Francis

St Francis Grocery Card Order Form:

Target Stores

AmazonSmile – Search Austin Christian Educational Foundation

Freytag’s Florist will donate 5% back to St. Francis. Simply mention Austin Community Blooms and St. Francis School at checkout.