Many Saint Frances Academy students live in households with incomes below the poverty line and have difficulty affording a fraction of the full tuition cost of $14,000 per year. Gifts to endowed scholarships help to ease the financial burden of our families in need. Each scholarship exists in perpetuity. For more information on the cost of one fully endowed scholarship please contact Melissa D'Adamo in the Advancement Office at 410-539-5794 ext. 30.
A Pledge for the Future
Since 1828, when Elizabeth Lange opened the doors of her home to teach the poor and the powerless, Saint Frances Academy has maintained and advanced her mission. Now as the cost of education rises, Saint Frances Academy is safeguarding its future role in promoting the church's mission to the poor and those in need of healing. The school has launched an initiative to establish dedicated or named endowment funds that will provide scholarships, teaching positions and operating funds in perpetuity.
Many Saint Frances Academy students live in households with incomes below the poverty line and have difficulty affording a fraction of the full tuition cost Any amount donated to these established funds is greatly appreciated. A new honorary or memorial fund can be established with a gift of any amount and a minimum pledge of $25,000. Gifts to endowed scholarships help to ease the financial burden of our families in need. Each scholarship exists in perpetuity. For more information on dedicated funds or of the cost of one fully endowed scholarship please contact Melissa D'Adamo in the Advancement Office at 410-539-5794 ext. 30.
The Fund for Saint Frances Academy
This all-purpose endowment fund provides stability during changing economies and ensures flexibility in meeting unforeseen needs of our school.
Funds for Students
Mary Catherine Bunting Endowment Fund
Ms. Bunting has been a long time supporter of Catholic ministries in the Archdiocese of Baltimore including Saint Frances Academy. The Mary Catherine Bunting Scholarship Fund was established to support St. Frances Academy in its mission to the community, particularly the poor and the neglected.
Mary Reginald Gerdes, OSP Endowment Fund
This endowed scholarship fund honors Mary Reginald Gerdes, Oblate Sister of Providence, historian and educator. Always drawn to those in need of mercy, Sr. Reginald understands "that faith can redesign human history," wrote Therese Wilson, citing St. Paul's echo of Hosea, "I will call the unloved and make them beloved." (Catholic Review, Jan. 19, 2012)
Funds for Programs
The Bishop P. Francis Murphy and
LeRoy E. Hoffberger Chair of Jewish Studies
The endowed Bishop P. Francis Murphy and LeRoy E. Hoffberger Chair of Jewish Studies provides the St. Frances Academy Department of Religion with funds for a Jewish teacher of the Hebrew Scriptures and the Holocaust. This fund is intended to strengthen St. Frances Academy’s commitment to the Gospel principles of compassion and justice and answers the call of the Second Vatican Council on Christians to explore their common spiritual heritage with Jews and to further mutual understanding.
This fund is dedicated to the memory of Bishop Frank Murphy (1933—1999), auxiliary bishop of Baltimore, who, along with Cardinal William Keeler, endorsed and actively supported this program, served as a board member for The Interfaith Alliance, and co-founded Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland; and to LeRoy E. Hoffberger (1925—2016), philanthropist and co-founder of the American Visionary Art Museum.
For more information about establishing a new fund, please contact Melissa D'Adamo, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 539-5794 ext. 30.
To donate to any of these funds, please complete the form below. Thank you for supporting Saint Frances Academy!