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Giving

Advancement

The SFA Advancement Office's purpose is to strategically raise funds for general operations in addition to tuition assistance, educational programs, and the community center. Since its inception, Saint Frances Academy has relied upon the support of generous individuals, foundations, and corporations to fulfill its mission.

Saint Frances Academy accepts donations directly via cash, credit, checks, stock transfers, and online gifts. Gifts can also be made by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Annual Fund

Other Ways to Give

  • Annual Fund 
  • Making a Pledge to Saint Frances Academy allows you to make a substantial gift to the school while paying it over a designated period of time.
  • We encourage matching monetary donations/gifts or volunteer time from your employer. Forms are available from your company's human resources office. This takes minimal effort and can double or triple the value of your original donation.
  • Endowments & grants - The Advancement Office is proud to oversee a growing number of endowment and named scholarship funds that have been established to provide financial assistance to students who wish to attend Saint Frances Academy.
  • Stock donations, or the proceeds from such, are accepted at fair market value and can be directed to the Annual Fund, an endowment, or tuition assistance.
  • Bequests to Saint Frances Academy are exempt from estate taxes under Maryland law up to one million dollars. A donation of real estate to Saint Frances Academy can reduce estate taxes.
  • A life insurance policy is a convenient option for supporting the school. Simply name Saint Frances Academy as the owner of a paid policy and as the beneficiary.
  • Volunteer
  • Donors
  • Why Give?

Regardless of your age or the size of your estate, there are many vehicles which allow you to balance your own income needs, the needs of your family, and your philanthropic interests. You can help to ensure Saint Frances Academy's financial foundation without affecting your current lifestyle.

  1. Make us a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime - make us beneficiary of your will or revocable trust, or beneficiary of your retirement plan. This allows you to leave your cash flow and current financial planning uninterrupted.
  2. You do not have to use cash to make your gift. You can give us appreciated securities instead, and use an asset that costs you less that the tax deduction you will receive for it today. 
  3. Make Saint Frances Academy a partner in your giving. You can deed us your home but continue to live there, and you can make a gift that pays you lifetime income by creating a charitable remainder unitrust or annuity trust.
  4. You may be holding assets that would benefit Saint Frances Academy more than they do you - such as a life insurance policy that you no longer need, or a collection of artwork that you no longer have room to display.

Contact our Vice President for Mission Advancement, Melissa D'Adamo, at 410-539-5794 or melissa.d'adamo@sfacademy.org for further information. Saint Frances Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible, are acknowledged as such, and are listed in our Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30th.