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How to Give

There are many ways to make a gift to Saint Francis High School. The Institutional Advancement Office 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 income 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:

Make a Gift of Cash

By far, 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:

Saint Francis High School
Institutional Advancement Office

1885 Miramonte Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94040

 

Pledge

You may make a gift to Saint Francis High School that suits your budget. For your convenience, we are happy to arrange a payment schedule for payment by check, and we will bill you monthly, quarterly or semi-annually. Simply fill out the Pledge Card linked below and mail it to:

Saint Francis High School
Institutional Advancement Office

1885 Miramonte Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94040

If you wish to have your monthly payment charged to you credit card, please make your pledge online. Your card will automatically be charged on the 15th of each month.

Pledge to the Annual Fund

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.

Matching Gifts

Did you know that many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? And that some companies will even match to spouses and retirees? Some will also match volunteer hours with a monetary donation.

By simply completing a matching gift form (online or paper), you may be able to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift! Contributions of any amount are very much appreciated.

Double your donation

See if Your Employer Matches Your Gift

Already have your form? Please mail to:

 

Saint Francis High School
Attn: Holly Elkins

 

1885 Miramonte Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94040

If you do not find your employer listed, please check with your company's Human Resources department to see if they offer a matching gift program. For additional information about matching gifts, please email advancement@sfhs.com.

A Gift of Stock

A gift of long-term appreciated securities - i.e. stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time, is one of the most tax-efficient of all ways to give. The two key advantages:

  • Any long-term appreciated securities with unrealized gains (meaning they were purchased over a year ago and have a current value greater than their original cost) may be donated to Saint Francis and a tax deduction taken for the full fair-market value of the securities.
  • Since the securities are donated rather than sold, capital gains taxes from selling the securities no longer apply.

When making a gift of securities, it is important that you arrange for a direct transfer to the broker for Saint Francis High School and not sell them yourself. Please refer to the Stock Transfer Instructions for details.

 

Get Stock Instructions

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. The Saint Francis Development Office would be pleased to discuss with you, or your accountant or attorney, the variety of ways to include Saint Francis in your estate or financial planning through one or more planned gifts. For more details contact Holly Elkins '93.

President's Club Giving Levels

For donations and matching gifts within the fiscal year.

Moreau Circle $250,000+
Holy Cross Circle $100,000 - $249,999
Founder's Circle $25,000 - $99,999
Brother's Circle $10,000 - $24,999
1955 Heritage Circle $5,000 - $9,999
President's Circle $2,500 - $4,999
Lancer Circle $1,000 - $2,400
Brown & White Circle $1 - $999

Donation Recognition

Those gifting at the President's Circle level and above will receive an invitation to the annual President's Dinner.

Questions?

Holly Elkins '93
Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
hollyelkins@sfhs.com
650-210-2439