Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is a critical resource to provide students with the preeminent experience that has been synonymous with Sacred Heart education in San Francisco for 130 years. Gifts to the Annual Fund are applied to the current year budget to provide educational leaders with the flexibility to pursue the most pressing projects and to fast-track cutting-edge programs.

Gifts to the Annual Fund make possible:

  • An unparalleled faculty made up of dedicated thought leaders
  • State of the art facilities supporting 21st century educational practices
  • A talented and diverse student body through tuition assistance
  • Small class sizes to facilitate highly individualized and responsive instruction

Last year, 97% of current families joined 100% of faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and friends in pledging their support to Convent & Stuart Hall’s Annual Fund. Gifts of all sizes are meaningful and greatly appreciated.

2017 Annual Fund Thank You: The Annual Fund provides critical support to this year's operating budget. Click play to see what that means for our students.

Director's Club

The Director’s Club recognizes donors who make a donation of $4,000 or more to the Annual Fund. In February, the President and the Board of Trustees host a cocktail reception to honor and thank the many current and past parents, alumni, grandparents and friends who have chosen to support the schools so generously.

Last year, 268 members of the Director's Club donated a total of $1,924,490. These gifts helped to provide competitive salaries and ongoing professional education for the faculty and to support financial aid, technology, fine arts, off-campus education and extracurricular and enrichment programs.

Director's Club 2017 Cocktail Buffet
View photos from the 2017 Director's Club Cocktail Buffet on February 16.

Giving Levels

L'Esprit de Sacré Coeur Circle
$50,000 & above

Barat Circle
$25,000 - $49,999

Très Bien Circle
$20,000 - $24,999

Stuart Circle
$10,000 - $19,999

President's Circle
$7,500 - $9,999

Director’s Circle
$4,000 - $7,499

Prize Day Circle
$1,000 - $3,999

Congé Circle
$500 - $999

Merci Circle
up to - $499


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Annual Fund important?

Like all independent schools, tuition does not cover the true cost of a Convent & Stuart Hall education. The Annual Fund drive is a critical source of non-tuition revenue and helps the school meet yearly operating expenses. The Annual Fund provides the school with the financial means to attract and retain the very best faculty, serve a talented and diverse student body and enhance and maintain state-of-the-art facilities. Additionally, donations to the Annual Fund are 100% tax deductible, and many donations qualify for additional contributions from corporate Matching Gift Programs.

When does the Annual Fund drive end and when is my pledge due?

Pledges to the Annual Fund are counted toward our Annual Fund goal of raising $2,350,000 until January 19, 2018. Pledges may be paid anytime before May 31, 2018.

Why is my participation important?

Convent & Stuart Hall strives for 100% family participation in the Annual Fund. Each year, 100% of faculty, staff and trustees pledge their support in the early days of the drive. This universal commitment to our school and our dedication to students is a strong statement about the strength of our community. Grandparents, alumni and friends also play a meaningful role in the success of the Annual Fund.

Does the school accept Matching Gifts?

Yes. Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Convent & Stuart Hall parents, alumni and friends to maximize personal contributions to the schools and increase the impact of their gift. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution. Last year Convent & Stuart Hall received $155,228 in matching gifts, thanks to the members of our community who leveraged this benefit with their company. Please check with your firm’s Benefits or Human Resources department to request a matching gift form.

Alumna Profile

Bianka Quintanilla-Whye'13'09

My experience at Convent was one I would never change.

University
Stanford
Major
Mechanical Engineering
Passion
Education
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Tax ID

Schools of the Sacred Heart:
94-1156671

Send a check (payable to):
Schools of the Sacred Heart
San Francisco
ATTN: Annual Fund
2222 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94115

Contacts

Annual and Planned Gifts Officer (415) 345-5803
Advancement Services Coordinator (415) 345-5823
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