December 3, 2019
Annual Giving Appeal
Dear School Families, Alumni, Supporters and Parishioners:
This month, we begin the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Annual Giving Appeal. Through the past generosity of many, the funds donated through this annual campaign have provided a strong Catholic foundation to hundreds of students since 1936. Your gift will help to maintain the high standards of faith-based academic excellence that St. Francis School provides.
2019 marks St. Francis School’s 83rd anniversary of providing quality Catholic Education in Bend! St. Francis School asks for your help in reaching our Annual Giving Appeal’s target goal of $75,000. This goal will help to offset the direct costs associated with educating each child. To reach this goal, we will need your help.
We ask that you give prayerful consideration to how much you are able to give. Your tax-deductible gift, of any amount, will help to enable students to realize and achieve their full potential. And, your gift is critical to maintaining a balanced operating budget for the School. Every dollar raised will help to create a legacy in faith for generations to come.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Principal
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School provides a Christ-centered community, educating the whole child through academic excellence and instilling the virtues that will guide them to be service-minded leaders.
2019/2020 Academic Year
• 2018/2019 academic year testing results:
* On average, elementary students scored one grade level higher in grade equivalency for math and reading.
*95 percent of our middle school students scored at or above grade level equivalent in math.
* 90 percent of our middle school students scored at or above grade level equivalent in reading.
• Increased enrollment by 20% from the 2018/2019 school year.
• Two Salesian Sisters are on our teaching staff for the 2019/20 school year.
Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts (including literature), and Math
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School emphasizes STREAM Education. STREAM is a collaborative blending of the sciences, technology, religion, engineering, the arts, and mathematics through the platform of the Catholic faith in an exploratory and inquiry-based environment.
Area of Greatest Need
Annual Giving Appeal contributions directly impact the financial security of our school’s operating budget. Tuition rates only cover 75% of the expense of educating a child. The remainder of the operating funds must be secured through fund raising efforts.
Does your company has a “Matching Gift Program”? If you are an employee in a corporation or company with a matching program, your gift to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School 2018 Annual Giving Appeal may be doubled or even tripled. Please check with your personnel or human resource office to see if you qualify. It’s quick, easy and greatly appreciated
Other Giving Opportunities
Your business could benefit from the rewards of our Business Partnership Program. For more information please contact the school at 541-382-4701 or http://saintfrancisschool.net/business-partnership-program.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.