Alumni We Need Your Help! Please consider making a yearly gift to St. Frances Academy's Annual Fund. Your donation, in any amount that you are able to give, helps to support the mission of Mother Mary Lange and St. Frances Academy.
Many of you are familiar with the larger gifts received by St. Frances, such as that from the Cosbys', the Campaign for Endowed Scholarships, and the Promise of SFA Campaign to build the school's Community Center and Gymnasium.
While we are so fortunate and grateful to have received those contributions, we still need help. As many of you are probably aware, it is quite expensive to run an independent, Catholic School. The gift from the Cosbys supports scholarships that are endowed for the future. Contributions made to the Promise of SFA Campaign several years ago were used to expand SFA to include the much-needed Community Center and Gymnasium.
To support day to day operation expenses we must rely on tuition and the generosity of our supporters. It is essential that we keep the lights on in the facility, heat the facility, make needed repairs and upkeep our facility, carry required insurances, have technology advanced enough to prepare our students for college and future, pay salaries for our dedicated lay faculty and staff, and purchase materials needed to educate students. All of these things are essential for St. Frances to continue to carry on the tradition of the Oblate Sisters of Providence.
The cost to educate one student is $11,000 per academic year. Students are assigned a tuition amount from $5,500 to $9,500 based on their financial situation. As you know, the cost of Catholic education continues to rise. Mother Lange would expect us to continue making Catholic, quality education accessible to those from all walks of life. Today, Catholic education in general is becoming less and less affordable even to middle class families.
Please think about your experience at St. Frances Academy and how it prepared you for the future and provided you with values needed to build your personal foundation. Your donation to the Annual Fund helps to do this for other students.
Other Ways for Alumni to Contribute
- Assist a student with their book bill
- Contribute towards the tuition of a specific student
- Make a donation to your favorite sports team or club
- Assist a student with activity fee or athletic fee
- Combine with other classmates to give a Class Legacy Gift to your alma mater (Contact Melissa D'Adamo in the Development Office at 410-539-7030 for ideas)