St. Francis de Sales High School is grateful to its donors for their generosity. A variety of giving societies and categories have been created as a way of recognizing our kind benefactors.
Founders Giving Recognition
Founders Society – Members of the St. Francis de Sales Founders Society are those who were faithful to their pledges for the original building of St. Francis de Sales High School.
Lifetime Giving Level Recognition
Robert J. Healy Society ($100,000+) – Rev. Robert Healy, O.S.F.S., was the third principal of St. Francis de Sales High School, serving from 1967 until 1975.
The Reverend George P. Shugrue Society ($50,000+) – Rev. George P. Shugrue, O.S.F.S., was the second principal of St. Francis de Sales High School, serving from 1961 until 1967.
The Reverend William J. Ward Society ($15,000+) – Rev. William J. Ward, O.S.F.S., was the first principal of St. Francis de Sales High School, serving from the School’s opening in 1955 until 1961.
St. Francis de Sales Society ($5,000+) – St. Francis de Sales, patron of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales High School, lived from 1567-1622. He was Bishop of Geneva and is known as the Gentleman Saint. Saint Francis’s personal motto is the same as the motto of the School, Suaviter and Fortier.
2008/2009 Giving Level Recognition
"O's" Club $5,000+
DeSales Club $2,500-$4,999
Accolade Club $1,000-2,499
Red & Blue Club $500-999
Senior Steps Club $250-499
Pit Crew $100-249
Club Jug $1-99
Planned Giving Recognition
The Knights Legacy Guild -- A guild is a group established for the promotion of some good. The Knights Guild is a group of people who are committed to ensuring a St. Francis de Sales High School education for future generations. They have made deferred gifts to the Endowment Fund in the form of a bequest, life insurance, trust or gift annuity. Their gifts total more than $250,000.
Note: Each December, a comprehensive list of donors for the preceding fiscal year is mailed to all alumni and friends of the School by way of the Annual Report, a special edition of Knight Life.