Special Events

While the St. Francis calendar is full of fun and exciting happenings, it is highlighted by three major events: the St. Francis Festival Day, which is held each spring; the St. Francis Gala and Auction, which is held every other spring; and the St. Francis Sporting Clays Classic, which is held every other fall.

St. Francis Festival Day

For nearly fifty years, the St. Francis church and school community have come together for the St. Francis Festival, an afternoon of fun, food, and fellowship. All money raised by the Festival benefits the One Community Fund, which supports efforts vital to the growth of our school and church community, including landscaping projects, enhanced security measures, staffing expenses, and many infrastructure improvements.

St. Francis Gala and Auction

Every other spring, the St. Francis community gathers for the beloved Gala and Auction, an evening of glitz and glam with a time-honored goal—to raise funds, further friendships, and celebrate the future of St. Francis. What started humbly in the gym in 1983 and later expanded into the Fine Arts Center has today evolved into a glittering, off-campus, 600-plus-guest event featuring the latest bidding technology. After the dancing ends, Gala proceeds fund emerging and unforeseen needs of greatest priority based on recommendations from divisions, administrators, and the greater St. Francis community.

Sporting Clays Classic

St. Francis hosts its Sporting Clays Classic biennially, featuring a clay shoot and flurry competition, along with lunch, a silent auction, a cocktail reception, and an awards ceremony. Proceeds from the event benefit the Patrick Nicosia C.A.R.E. Fund, which provides cultural, academic, and recreational enrichment (C.A.R.E.) for St. Francis students who otherwise may not be able to participate. The fund was established in 2013 in memory of Patrick Nicosia, a passionate volunteer whose dedication to providing our students with the finest enrichment opportunities was a true inspiration to our community. Check out the event website to discover the various ways you can participate.

For further information on special events at St. Francis, please contact our director of constituent relations, Abby Clark (713.458.6116).