A private Episcopal school for primary through high school students in Houston, Texas

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St. Francis Fund

A high percentage of giving by parents shows the strength of our school community and can inspire contributions from foundations, corporations, and others in the community.  This year our goal is to increase parent giving participation to 75 percent, and to make things more fun, the grade within each division (Primary, Lower, Middle and Upper) with the highest participation will win a fun prize!

Parent Participation


Why Give to the St. Francis Fund?

The centerpiece of our school’s fundraising initiatives, the St. Francis Fund is the first and most important gift we St Francis Fund Logoask of our community each year. The St. Francis Fund provides critical resources that benefit every facet of our school’s operations, including faculty recruitment and retention, financial aid, technology, the arts, athletics, and music.
When the St. Francis Fund flourishes, so does student life in the classrooms and halls of St. Francis. We invite parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty, and community members to share in our common goal to challenge and motivate students in the academically and spiritually stimulating environment that is our beloved school.

Giving Levels

Visionary Circle $50,000+
Private dinner with Head of School and
select senior administrators
Special recognition in annual report
Headmaster’s Circle $20,000+
Named, reserved parking space on campus
Society of Arts and Letters $10,000+
Dinner with Head of School in spring
Founder’s Circle $1,952+
Leadership Reception in winter
Advocates $500+
Recognition in annual report
Sustainers Up to $499
Recognition in annual report

2019-20 Committee

St. Francis Fund Chairs

Amy and Rob Pierce

Stewardship Chair

Neekie Kashani

Division Chairs

Primary School: Amanda Morrow
Lower School: Miranda Tadlock
Middle School: Jennifer McDonald
Upper School: Melissa Reeves

Grade Representatives

Pre Primary: Julie Grandt
Primary 1: Blake Shaver, Kim Nettles
Primary 2: Amanda Savoie, Amanda Morrow
Kindergarten: Allison Knight, Ellen Sheedy, Marcela Vij, Elizabeth Shackouls
Grade 1: Whitney Allen, Shelby Stratmann
Grade 2: Barbara Steen, Miranda Tadlock
Grade 3: Alison Plumhoff, Sommer Stash
Grade 4: Brenda Jones, Huntley Kubitza, Alison Meyer
Grade 5: Shelley Burrow, Laura Hutcheson
Grade 6: Jennifer McDonald, Jennifer Moore
Grade 7: Melissa Reeves
Grade 8: Virginia Evans, Maureen Perea
Grades 9 & 10: Amy Pierce



For more information,
please contact Sandy August,
director of annual and alumni giving,
at SAugust@StFrancisHouston.org
or 713.458.6129.