Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a gift to Saint Francis High School. The Office of Institutional Advancement is ready to work with donors to fashion the most beneficial gift for the donor, the donor's family and for Saint Francis High School.

Gifts to Saint Francis High School are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law. The Saint Francis High School Tax ID # is 94-1337628

The gift methods outlined below represent donor opportunities to support Saint Francis High School. We invite you to consider the following options:

  • A Gift of Cash
  • Make a Pledge
  • Make a Recurring Gift
  • A Gift of Securities
  • Matching Gifts
  • Memorials or Tributes
  • A Gift of Real Estate
  • Planned Giving

A Gift of Cash

A gift of cash is the easiest and most common way to support Saint Francis High School. There are a number of ways to make your gift:

  • By credit card online
  • By sending a check (made out to Saint Francis High School) or credit card gift through the mail. Print and complete the Annual Giving Donation Card available to the right and mail it to:  

Office of Institutional Advancement

Saint Francis High School

1885 Miramonte Ave.

Mountain View, CA 94040

Make a Pledge

You may make a gift of a set amount in a way that suits your budget. For your convenience, we are happy to arrange a schedule for payment by check or credit card, and we will bill you monthly, quarterly or semi-annually. Simply fill out the Pledge Card available to the right and mail it to the above address. If you wish to have your monthly payment charged to your credit card, please make your pledge online. Your card will automatically be charged on the 15th of each month.

Make a Recurring Gift

Make a gift that will benefit Saint Francis by providing steady, reliable funding for the program of your choice through a monthly, quarterly or annual gift. It is easy to do through our online donation forms.  You determine the amount and frequency of your donation, and we will charge your credit card at the predetermined interval. We will send you an email confirming the charge, and your gift will automatically renew each year.

A Gift of Securities

A gift of appreciated securities can benefit the donor in two ways. First, they will be able to claim a charitable income tax deduction for the full value of the shares and second, they will be able to avoid the capital gains tax that would have been due if they sold the shares. When making a gift of securities, it is important that you arrange for a direct transfer of your securities to Saint Francis High School and not sell them yourself. Use the Stock Transfer Instructions available for download to the right to help facilitate the transfer, or contact the Saint Francis High School Office of Institutional Advancement.

Matching Gifts

A matching gift by your company or organization extends your generosity by adding the matching amount to your own gift at no additional expense to you. It is easy to make a matching gift. Simply:

  • Contact your Human Resources Department and inquire about your company's matching employee donations policy.
  • Follow the procedure they recommend.
  • Designate Saint Francis High School as your gift recipient.
  • Check the online database to see if your company will make a matching gift.

Establish a Memorial or Tribute

Your gift to the Saint Francis High School Endowment may be made in memory, or in honor of someone. The amount of your gift becomes part of the principal of the Endowment and is never touched. The interest generated from the principal is used for our Tuition Assistance Program. A memorial of $1,000 or more may be commemorated with an engraved plate that becomes part of the Celebration of Life Plaque located at Higgins Hall. Memorials or tributes that accrue to $10,000 and more are tracked and annual disbursements are made as designated scholarships. Additional information on Endowed Scholarships is available for download to the right.

To establish a memorial or tribute, or to make a gift to an existing Perpetual Memorial, print, complete and mail the Endowment Form that is available for download to the right to the Saint Francis High School Development Office, or contact the Development Office.

A Gift of Real Estate

Real estate held more than 12 months can be contributed to Saint Francis High School, entitling the donor to an income tax deduction based on the current, appraised value. In addition, the donor also avoids a potential capital gains tax on the property. The Saint Francis High School Office of Institutional Advancement can help with this transfer. It is advisable to consult with your attorney and accountants prior to making a gift of this type.

Planned Giving

Through Planned Giving, donors can incorporate meaningful gifts to Saint Francis High School in a thoughtful, organized manner intended to coordinate the donor's philanthropic objectives with his or her overall estate and financial plan.

In most cases, planned gifts not only benefit Saint Francis, but can benefit the donor, as well. This is because many planned gifts can be structured to allow the donor to retain income from, or the use of, the "gifted" property during his or her lifetime. Planned gifts can also be structured to reduce, and in some cases, eliminate income, capital gains and estate taxes.

Our motto at Saint Francis High School is "to educate the hearts and minds to serve the world." Even seemingly modest bequests can make a meaningful contribution to this vision. We would be pleased to discuss with you, your accountant or attorney, the variety of ways to include Saint Francis in your estate or financial planning through the planned gifts program. For more details, please contact Mike Speckman.

Tax Tip

Please be reminded of the tax benefits of making a donation to Saint Francis High School. Remember that each dollar you give is fully tax deductible to the extent allowable by law and helps to continue and enhance the quality education provided for our students. In particular, gifts of appreciated stock can offer tremendous tax advantages to the donor. The Development Office can help you with the transfer details to make this type of gift easy and effortless.

Send your gift or pledge card to the Development Office.

As always, anything that you do to help Saint Francis High School is greatly appreciated.

Make a Donation

Annual Fund Pledge Card

Donate online

Gifts of Stock

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Tax ID # is 94-1337628



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Monday 9 29

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Wednesday 10 1

Freshman Parent Reception

Performing Arts Center
7:30 AM
Thursday 10 2

Freshman Parent Reception

Malcolm Center
7:00 PM
Tuesday 10 7

Freshman Parent Reception

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7:00 PM
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Freshman Parent Reception

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7:30 AM
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Freshman Parent Reception

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Monday 11 3

Memorial Mass

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Christmas At Our House Party

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Contact Us

  • Office of Institutional Advancement
    Phone 650 968-1213 ext. 465
    Fax 650 968-3241
    Email advancement@sfhs.com

    Institutional Advancement Staff

    • Holly Elkins '93
      Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
      650 968-1213 ext. 294
    • Mike Speckman
      Director of Endowment and Financial Aid Programs
      650 968-1213 ext. 267
    • Greg Calcagno '83
      Alumni Director
      650 968-1213 ext. 293
    • Aurea DeFranco '84
      Associate Development Director
      650 968-1213 ext. 282
    • Pam Klaus
      Associate Development Officer
      650 968-1213 ext. 253
    • Gloria Joy
      Development Office Assistant
      650 968-1213 ext. 261