Annual Fund

Annual Fund 2022

Hello Wolf Pack!
My soon to be three year old son had his first experience with an ice cream truck last weekend. The number of questions he asked of the person serving the frozen treats was astounding. The owner of this truck was the most patient person and afterward complimented him on his curiosity. I think his love of questions came from me. I love asking questions and I love receiving questions. As we've been gearing up for the launch of the Annual Fund, I thought about the questions I've heard from you. "What is the annual fund?" And "where does the money go?"   
Inline with our theme, 100%, let me be 100% transparent: 
The Annual Fund is vital to the financial health of our school. 
St. Francis strives to keep tuition as low as possible. This allows us to fulfill our mission of excellence in achievement without exclusivity in admissions. The Annual Fund bridges the gap between tuition and our actual operating costs. That amount is about $200,000 or approximately $550 per student. Just a few of the things this money is used for include teacher professional development, facility improvements, enhancing curriculum and so much more.
Today marks the kick off to our 100% Committed Annual Campaign. Over the next six weeks, we will be sharing a few of the many testimonials about our incredible school and community. Our goal is to inspire 100% giving in amounts that are meaningful to your family.
Questions? Please share them with me. I'd love to answer. 
Help us get to 100% today: 
I am proud to be part of the Pack and I'm in, 100%. I hope you will be too. 
-Emily Vitris
Head of School
A few things to keep in mind:
* You can make monthly, quarterly, or semiannual payments.
* For gifts of stock, please contact Stella Valdez, (512) 454-0848. 
* St. Francis has greatly benefited from matching gifts in previous years.  If your corporation has a matching fund program, please contact Stella Valdez at (512) 454-0848.

Austin Christian Educational Foundation (DBA - St. Francis School) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our tax-exempt number is 74-2369329.